The big project this year was
the display case for the Fort Myers Beach American Legion Post. At 18 1/2
feet long, 8 feet high and 2 1/2 feet deep it is huge. We also built two
bookcases to compliment the area around the display case. They will be used
to house the new history book library. We donated several hundred books to
get the library started.
Another project this year was
the creation of a series of log slab benches and tables. We also started
reclaiming wrought iron furniture and adding wood accents.
Florida has many advantages for
us. We can stain and paint all year without heating the shop. Our furniture
repair business is also taking root here. As more people decide to move here
more furniture is damaged in the move and we are here to bring each piece
back to it's original glory. We've added a new tropical themed line of
furniture that is gaining local recognition for quality and design.
We are also beginning to do some
fundraising for RAIN (Rescue Animals in Need)
This year we decided to relocate
the business to Florida. We arrived in October just in time to get started
on all the orders for Nativity scenes. Thank you for all those orders.
10% of all sales from February 15th
until May 15th, 2011 will be
donated to the Kids First Program to help them reach their goal and expand their
exceptional programs. For more information about Kids First click on
10% of all sales from May 15, 2011 to
June 15, 2011 will be
donated to the Boys and Girls Club to help them reach their goal and expand their dynamic programs.
May 5, 2010
During the month of May
2010 10% of all our sales will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club
100 Hole Challenge. On Monday June 14th I will be participating in
this event and I look forward to presenting the club with this
donation. You can help by spreading the word. Here is the link for
anyone interested in making a direct donation.
Boys and Girls Club 100 Hole Challenge
This is also a great
time to order your nativity scenes for Christmas. Please don't wait
until the last minute on these sets. All orders for nativity scenes
placed after November 15th are shipped unpainted.
Jan 3, 2009
Today is a computer day.
No sawdust today but loads of mega pixels, some will make it into
the computer, some will be left for another day. I will be updating
the website all weekend to make it easier to find on the search
engines and adding more content to the site.
If you have any
suggestions for improving the site or items you would like to see
added drop me a line at
Jan 4, 2009
Well, today we are iced in. 3/16" of ice
is all over everything. With a slight melt happening it's as slick
as a well greased frying pan. We both fell while trying to make it
from the deck to the sidewalk. Slightly bruised and embarrassed
(it's been years since I took a dive like that) we'll be OK. I'll be
tweaking the website a bit today and watching some football.
Jan 7, 2008
The last couple days I've been been
updating this site, adding features like the PayPal Buy Now buttons.
It's going to take some time to add those buttons to the rest of the
site, but I'm working on it. Some items like the furniture won't be
getting them because shipping costs vary greatly for larger and
heavier items. But that's Ok you can still send me an e-mail
requesting quotes for shipping on the big pieces.
The pattern selections for bathroom and
kitchen pieces were expanded. There are still more additions
to come on those two pages.
Then today I did something I haven't
done in a while. I added another person to my presidents collection.
I created a woodburned portrait of Barack Obama. It takes a while to
create one of these portraits by hand, so if you want one it's first
come first shipped.
Jan 11, 2009
Well, as I said it will take some time,
and now 9 of the 49 pages of this site have Buy Now capability
through PayPal. I plan on spending more time on this project this
week. Here's what it look like.
We dodged the snow storm that buried our
neighbors just an hours drive to the south. We are supposed to get
our share from Monday through Friday this week.
The squirrels are really enjoying the 50
pounds of corn I left for them on the picnic table.
As always, I will have the opportunity
to spend time in the shop building your orders. This is the real joy
of this business. We are still getting orders for nativity scenes
and I have decided to expand that line to include some additions to
Jan 26, 2009
Added PayPal buttons to Bathroom page.
March 4, 2009
We now have a relationship with Southern Muscle X-treme
Graff-X for vinyl signs, brochures, awnings, business cards and
May 26, 2009 We are continuing to create unique new
pieces for our clients. I will be posting some of these in a new
section called "Commissioned Pieces".