Saturday, May 28, 2011

What Wood You Do?

No, the Nickelodeon version of the 90's show hosted by Marc Sommer has nothing to do with the title of this blog post, nor does this blog post have anything to do with cream pies and the "Pie Pod."  It does however, have everything to do with WOOD.

Since my return  to Buffalo from Vermont I have been working on setting up a wood shop that is devoted to reclaimed lumber and incorporating reclaimed objects.  In addition, it is my hope to someday be in a training position, hiring local kids and teaching them the ins and outs of woodworking.  Woodworking is an incredibly personal experience; it teaches some patience, precision or quality standards and others it brings out an incredibly artistic side, bur regardless of what it means and what the individual takes from it, it means a job.  Learning skills enough to sell work and make a living is priceless and I can only hope that there is enough demand to train several folks at a time...

Today was an especially exciting day at the woodshop...Michael was a champ and started installing the wooden floor (reclaimed T& G from a deconstructed barn) and a whole painting crew came in to start painting the wood shop mural!

More on the wood shop later, but for now...check out the cool mural (thanks Cayla/Marty!)