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Friday, August 10, 2012

Building The Workshop

Sawdust and shavings are flying, furniture is being built. The new workshop is all that I had hoped it would be, and my third commission is reaching completion. I’ll let you know more about these finished pieces in a subsequent post.

Plans for the shop were formed during the chilly Vermont winter. We broke ground in May and completed construction by the end of July. I was recently going through some of the construction photos, and have some wonderful shots of the project in various stages. I thought you might enjoy this small album of photos that show the whole process from pouring the slab to applying the last coat of paint.

You can find images in two places. I've updated my Facebook page with 10 images, and also have a Picassa album offering the full bunch, from green field to completed workshop building. I hope you enjoy them. John.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Welcome to John Lomas Custom Furniture

Welcome to the first blog post on my much anticipated new website, johnlomascustomfurniture.com! I’m thrilled about the site’s launch, because it represents many hours of hard work and dedication, as well as the beginning of a new episode in my life, in which I am returning to my roots as a craftsman and furniture maker. My hope for the new website is that you will be as excited as I am to work together to create the perfect piece you’ve been searching for, which will become a showpiece for your living space and that will bring years of pleasure. My new blog will keep you up to date on the latest news, product ideas and designs from JLCF. We also plan to offer helpful tips and lifestyle ideas, from myself and many others, plus practical suggestions on beneficial use of your living space.

I’ll also have some fun with this blog by adding an occasional personal thought of life in Northern Vermont versus my native England, news of my favorite rugby team, the best Vermont skiing and sailing, a recipe or two from my wife (she’s a much better cook than I), decent brews I come across, and of course, my thoughts on traditional woodworking and master craftsmanship. I look forward to it. As always, please feel free to get in touch, I truly enjoy hearing from you. John