|Forum topic by PhillipRCW||posted 12-29-2015 12:43 AM||916 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
12-29-2015 12:43 AM
So I went full time with my woodworking this week. What better way to sign up for one of the biggest shows that comes to town the entire year? I’m going to be doing the 2016 Oklahoma Home+ Garden Show. I picked my booth right next to the wine booths so I can try to ride on the wine crowd and sell a bunch of smalls to them. This crowd is different than your typical craft show though. This is an expo that giant companies present at and the crowd comes prepared to spend money.
I have three weeks to round out my inventory on larger items. Cutting boards are easy, wine racks are quick, the random smalls are time consuming, but easy to batch out. Three days and 35,000+ people is potential like I won’t see in the next year though.
I know this has been rambling so far, but my main question I’m wanting feedback on is, Should I gamble and put out some really big items for the show? I’m thinking a few modern looking live edge dining tables, a few counter top samples to show off to builders, and maybe a parsons dining table. I have the time to get them done. Just a huge investment in money on top of the initial booth fee for such a big show.
-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.