We’re opening the Covington, Ky., storefront to the public this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As always, we’ll be selling our full line of books, plus some blemished tools.
There is lots to see this weekend. Brendan Gaffney has just finished an amazing cabinet on a stand in the style of James Krenov. Brendan has produced a lot of nice work, but this is his best piece so far, in my opinion.
I’m at work on an Irish Gibson chair (photo above), plus I have a walnut American Welsh stick chair in the store that’s awaiting delivery instructions from the customer. If you’ve ever wanted to sit in one, this is a good opportunity. I also have a Welsh stick chair from Chris Williams here, which is guiding my stock prep for his upcoming classes this month.
Also: Brendan has a bunch of surplus tools he’ll be selling, plus some of his “Rulers of the Ancient World” – he found a forgotten cache of them recently.
Megan Fitzpatrick is finishing up a cherry batroom (sorry, bathroom) vanity that is enormous. She’ll be working on the doors and drawers this Saturday, I’m sure.
We’re always happy to have visitors and chat about woodworking. We’ll also show you how to sharpen, or talk workbenches or wood movement. We’re not here to sell you anything – just trying to give back to the community for a day.
Spring is in full bloom here, and it’s a great time to go to Saturday brunch at one of the local restaurants in our neighborhood. We love Otto’s, Main Street Tavern and Libby’s Southern Comfort for brunch. And, as always, Coppin’s at Hotel Covington.
Hope you can stop by!
— Christopher Schwarz