|Forum topic by jupdyke||posted 11-18-2011 02:59 AM||3802 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-18-2011 02:59 AM
I just moved to Pittsburgh PA and am awaiting my fiancee and her son to move here. We have to wait for her visa application to be processed and as we know the government is not fast. So I have a lot of free time right now. I grew up working in my fathers shop and he has posted some of his projects one here.
I have learned the basics and am ready to start building some real furniture. I got the idea to sell or throw out all the college furniture that I owned build it all when I got here and settled. Well now I am here, and have a mattress and box springs sitting on the floor. The rest of the house is empty. Maybe this was a bad idea. :)
I finally have a job to afford the raw materials to build some fine furniture and I lack the shop. I checked around and found two shops that would rent me time. The first shop is too busy until February for me to demonstrate I am familiar with all the tools. The other shop was more for a professional woodworker who wanted to rent a room and access to the shop. It sounded amazing until I saw the monthly price.
So I am looking for a shop that I could build a set of Morris chairs. Then I would have somewhere to sit. I am willing to pay an hourly rate or flat fee. I think two good Saturdays and I could get the bulk done. My uncle owns a lumber mill about two hours away and I suspect I can get a good deal on rough cut lumber. I was thinking of driving a trailer there and bringing back a good quantity. I would be willing to share.
Anyone know of a community shop around Pittsburgh?