|Forum topic by Drew||posted 194 days ago||591 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
194 days ago
Wondering if any Chicago area Jocks would be interested in a Co-Op workshop?
A little back story….. I had a small and successful shop in MI before moving here to Chicagoland. I made custom cabinetry as well as custom furniture. I also trimmed high-end homes and did a lot of high-end remodeling too.
I moved here (NW Chicago… O’Hare-ish) about 2 years ago and started working for a small shop building rustic furniture. I was not at all happen in that atmosphere so I moved on to another shop. I have been there since, making a wide range of furniture from wholesale tables (think large coffee chain and hotels), to built-ins and custom kitchen cabinets, as well as household furniture such as dressers, tables and credenzas.
It is soon time to move on and open my own business again. The only thing holding me back at this point is a workspace. I have all the tools I need as well as some capital. unfortunately I don’t have the contacts to fall back on to feel comfortable taking on a large rent while I establish myself again.
....So I started thinking….
Are there any other Jocks here in the same boat? You have tools, you have talent, you might even have strong knowledge of the market… you just don’t have the space or enough money to start-up alone.
So my question is this, Are there any Jocks here that might be interested in renting space along with 1-2 other woodworkers?
If this sounds like something you might be interested in-or want to know more about me-please PM me
Looking forward to hearing from some like minded Jocks.
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