Creative Woodworking

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Busy Weekend

Saturday 6/14/14 was about helping friends, making connections and of course the cutting boards.  Bud and I needed to split up, so our friends Jessie and Andrew Adams agreed to help us out. Thank you both!!

Buddy and Andrew hit the Quechee Gorge Villiage Artisan's Market. This was our first opportunity at the Artisan's Market and all thanks to being a member of the Vermont Hand Crafters.

We reserved a spot on the porch and quickly realized that a banner is needed (we'll work on that). 
Table staging is fun, between the pineapple, the apples, knife, wine, flowers, candles and granite sample from Shaker Hill Granite. The granite was a last minute idea and I love it. The local folks all say "You know Rob"? 
Of course we know Rob, haha!  All in all a good day in Quechee.  We'll be back on July 5th, hopefully with a banner and signage. Thank you Randy / Whisper Hill Bath and Body, see you again soon!

Back in Windsor...
The Common - Windsor, Vermont
Jessie and I are ready to go. Tent? No problem. Table set up? Jessie was a great help and added some neat ideas for future layouts...Oh, and we forgot out flower pot...
Alumni Weekend draws quite a crowd and we were invited after Traci Smiley from the Alumni Association saw one of our photos.  Thank you Traci! 
Paddles - Hearts- End Grain Circle - End Grain Dizzy
Re-claimed White Oak - Sandy's in Maple-Walnut and Bamboo
Putney Wine added nicely to our table! Someone asked if it were for sale....Nope, can't do that.
Small - Medium- Large Cutting Boards
in Maple-Cherry / Rustic Cherry / Walnut / Oak

I'm sure we will see you again Venders, Crafters and friends on the Windsor Common!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

15 Years Ago...

A pretty little house was built, and the custom cabinetry chosen was beautiful...and still is! Red Birch (my favorite) partial overlay doors with slab drawers and a slight raised panel door. What isn't so beautiful are the laminated counter tops, but that was all the budget allowed. Spending the money on the high end cabinetry was definitely the right thing to do.

SO excited, the upgrade is finally in the works, thank you Shaker Hill Granite for being so friendly, helpful and awesome.

Our island will be first with the Colonial Gold Leather. This will be a one shot deal.  Easy template, we'll do it ourselves, no cut outs needed and an double pencil edge.

Drawers and rollouts are removed to unscrew the laminate, which will be easy to remove.
Time to add the braces.  Two of the Stealth Braces by Richelieu provide just what we needed, with no visual.  Cool!
It's time for granite! Woo Hoo! 
Voila! Rob and his guys were in and out in no time.  Teamwork is key when lifting and maneuvering a sizable piece and they have it down.
That was easy!
We have a "B" in the veining, do you see it? Love it! 
Planning ahead for the rest of the counter, which is an L-Shape, fridge - range - corner - farm sink (upgrade).  Cambrian Black Antique will be the choice, we think.  Honed Absolute Black / Enhanced is in the running also.  We'll see!
Thanks for stopping by our blog and if would like a cutting board made for you, or for a gift, you know who to contact! 

Creative Woodworking -The Connolly-Morse Family - email us - Etsy