So, this really crazy thing happened…I was commissioned for a really big furniture project for a local cocktail bar in downtown Charleston. I will be building the furniture for the entire outdoor patio, including (3) modular couches, (4) coffee tables, and (2) dining tables with matching benches.
I never really considered turning my love of woodworking into a business. To be honest, I have enough on my plate with opening a restaurant and freelance side projects, but anything that keeps me out of an office from 9 to 5 and feeds my creative is a good “option” in my book.
It’s going to be a experiment. Will I enjoy the pressure of turning my “hobby” into a business with consequences? Will my design work in the space? Will the owners like the designs? There’s a lot to consider and it’s intimidating and exhilarating. I am an amateur at best, but I’m confident in the knowledge that I do have.
The space definitely needs some love…
It’s blank and raw with black modular furniture made from synthetic materials.
They’re working towards adding more green space with plants and herbs and want the furniture to continue the slat wood design.
Stay tuned for my designs, project plans and the finished space. I’ll be updating this blog with all of my progress and be posting free design plans for all of the pieces.