Shelves and other items that our new apprentices make on their own.Request A Quote
Here we feature pieces our new apprentices make on their own -- soup to nuts. It’s a great way for them to build confidence around the shop and to start to get a sense of what goes into operating a business. It’s also good preparation for our more complicated work.
We start by handing them the van keys, so they can pick up the steel and wood they’ll need and start to get comfortable in the yards they’ll frequent. Back in the metal shop, they cut parts to size, setup the welding jigs, grind, wire-brush, weld, clean and wax. In the wood shop, they begin with rough lumber, sometimes a slab or beam, and mill it to size. After sanding . . . sanding some more . . . and sanding again . . . they choose a hand-rubbed finish and watch the wood come to life.
As their instructors did before them, they make every mistake -- twice.
W: 26", 36"
D: 12", 18"
H: 33", 47", 61", 75"
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