Storefront Open this Saturday (Feb. 10)

10. Douro Chair with Case by Allen(1)

The Lost Art Press storefront in Covington, Ky., will be open this Saturday with lots of interesting stuff to try and to see. Here’s what you’ll find if you pay us a visit.

  • An authentic Douro chair. I’m studying this chair and its transit case for an upcoming commission. This chair is great fun. It fits inside its case. The case turns into a side table.
  • Lots of blemished books for 50 percent off retail. (Cash only, on these, please.) I’m picking up a sizable load of returned orders and books with dinged corners from our warehouse for the Saturday event.
  • Megan Fitzpatrick is finishing up a Dutch tool chest.
  • Brendan Gaffney is building a beguiling bookcase using persimmon panels that use “recording.”
  • The Electric Horse Garage is complete. We have HVAC, electricity, machines and no leaks. Our machine room is simple, but if you saw what we started with in September you might be impressed.

The storefront is at 837 Willard St. in Covington, Ky., and our hours Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are looking for other fun stuff to do in the area this weekend.

  • Go on a tour of the New Riff Distillery (in Newport next door to Covington). It’s a gorgeous facility. Plus you should stop at Braxton Labs, next door to the distillery, and try some of the unusual beers they are cooking up.
  • Sunday is the final day for the Durer exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Totally free and totally awesome.
  • Get a cinnamon roll or brioche tart at Brown Bear Bakery in Over the Rhine, my new obsession.
  • Lil’s Bagels (the best bagels I’ve had outside New York) have opened a window on Greenup Street in Covington. Get there early because they sell out almost every day.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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12 Responses to Storefront Open this Saturday (Feb. 10)

  1. fitz says:

    I’m also bringing my dovetail saws (3…maybe it’s 4?) and a Veritas carcase saw, for trying out the feel of different handles. That is not as exciting as a genuine campaign shipping case that turns into a side table. That thing is as slick as goose poop.

  2. Jonathan Schneider says:

    I wish I could be there on day. Have a great day!!

  3. David Cross says:

    Looks like a potential destination for the future…


  4. chucknickerson says:

    What does recording mean in this context? The work-link just goes to a photo and I’m enough of a wiener I can’t figure it out without some words.

  5. Tal Deus says:

    Many of us cannot come to events like this. So is there a way of posting blemished books for us to purchase?

    • Tal,

      We sell blemished books only at the storefront I’m afraid. We’ve already lost money on these blemished books because:
      1. We shipped them twice (actually four times if you count the trip from the factory and the final trip from the warehouse to the storefront)
      2. The cost of the replacement books
      3. The cost of the replacement shipping materials
      4. What we had to pay our fulfillment service to process the initial order, process the return and process the replacement order.

      As a result, we don’t want to lose even more money on them through shipping materials, picking fees and credit card fees. And listing individual books with photos of the damage is something that would eat up valuable time.

      I know this isn’t what you wanted to hear.


  6. says:

    LAP, Is Mary May going to be at any future open houses ?

  7. Bo says:

    I’m finally going!

  8. Josh Thompson says:

    I’m going to try to make the hours this weekend — but, the reason I’m commenting is that I also love Brown Bear (they did our wedding cake and my wife and I have become friendly with the owners), and recently they’ve been posting about wanting new chairs for their shop. I don’t know if they’re still looking, but, you know, where are they going to get better chairs? Nowhere.

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