|Forum topic by ajosephg||posted 08-24-2010 12:30 AM||1930 views||2 times favorited||10 replies|
08-24-2010 12:30 AM
I was in Omaha last week and finagled a visit to Zongkers Custom Furniture. Many of us have admired the craftsmanship and artistry exhibited on projects Dennis has posted on Lumberjocks, but being able to actually see these in person is a special event. The front line at Zongkers is Dennis and Dan Zongker, backed up by Patti Davis. (I’m not sure, but I’m willing to bet that Patti helps keep these guys on track.) Seeing as how Dennis has a bed behind the office for his all-nighters, Patti probably has to make some coffee to get him started every day – LOL.
Here are a few photos of their shop and work in progress. It’s located in what used to be a brewery on the South side of Omaha. When I drove up I recognized it as a historic factory building, but it still took me a few minutes to do a reality check that I had arrived at the right place. From the outside, there are few if any clues that world class craftsmen are at work inside.
Zongkers’ hand carved Trademark?
Their sign over the loading dock.
Anyway – thanks again, guys for your great hospitality. If you ever come this way you can tour my place (Hee Hee) – if you have about 2 minutes!