|Forum topic by Eli||posted 1136 days ago||652 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
1136 days ago
Want to show your stuff for free? Tom MacDonald (lumberjock, furniture maker, host of Rough Cut, man about town) has a large space at the 2011 New England Home Show and he’s opened it up to any and all furniture makers.
We’re calling the the WoodExpo and it’s an opportunity for makers to reconnect with buyers. Woodworking is often seen as impractical or esoteric and this is a chance to let the public know what exactly we do and the value of our craft. Aspiring or established furniture makers will benefit from the over 30,000 visitors the Home Show receives each year. These people are all shopping for their homes and serve as an ideal match for custom designers and makers. In addition, the show attracts a number of designers and decorators looking for an unique item to add to their arsenal.
There is NO FEE to enter a piece into the show. Entrants are welcome to both the OPEN and SEED categories. The show is February 24-27, 2011 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA. Details and entry forms are available through the website at: www.woodexpo.us . Feel free to contact us with any questions.
I hope to see a lot of Lumberjocks entries and, if you know any non-lumberjocks, encourage them to get involved, too. We want everyone to have a chance, so spread the word.