|Project by Dusty||posted 11-22-2007 05:09 AM||1995 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
When I first started building furniture and selling pieces on the side so I could buy bigger and better and more woodworking equipment.
In Minnesota, a large number number of people own cabins or lake homes.
Many of these homes are done in “country” or “rustic pine” style furniture
Over time I designed and sold several pieces of pine furniture which became a staple of what I had to offer for sale in return for money to upgrade my shop.
Designing and building furniture using pine was a very good learning experience and helped me to refine and practice my craft.
It also taught me a valuable lesson.
That is just because I may not like the pine or country style of furniture on a personal level , I quickly learned I had to build what sold. That in turn, allowed me to upgrade my shop and eventually pursue what my passion was ,which was to build and design Mission/ Arts and Crafts furniture.