What you'll do
When guests arrive, they will be able to get to know other guests over cheese and snacks and perhaps enjoy the art filled walls of the studio. Dale will start the experience with a tour of the workshop and by talking about the work he does here, showing the different species of wood and the machines that help process them into furniture. He will have a selection of carefully chosen flattened local lumber that guests can choose from to make a coffee table. He will demonstrate flattening and sanding, how to turn legs, drill press holes for the legs, construct the table and finish it. Guests will work in couples and will set about building their tables, watched over and aided by Dale and an assistant. Depending on time, guests will also be able to make a beautiful cutting board. Wine will be served after work is done! Tables will be offered to take away to be finished ( with polyurethane or oil ) at home or for an extra charge be finished by Dale and shipped to guests home address.
Jenny And Dale
Married couple, Dale and Jenny, have a company together - Wood Street Studio - where they design, and fabricate custom-made wood furniture. Dale is a master craftsman, passionate about saving local urban lumber and making beautiful furniture out of it. He has been a furniture maker in Sarasota for 35 years and Jenny joined forces with him over 10 years ago. They share a love of design, photography, architecture, travel and of course community, and are so excited to be able to share this passion, along with Dale's expertise in woodworking, with visitors to this awesome town.
We will serve soft drinks before the experience and wine and cheese after, laid out on our own gorgeous cheeseboards.
Dale will demonstrate and guests will get a chance to use, much of the equipment he has in the workshop.
Where you'll be
The experience will take place at Wood Street Studio workshop near downtown Sarasota. The studio is full of art - both Dale and Jenny are avid collectors and love supporting the local artists. There are comfy sofas from where to socialize and loads of Dale's beautiful furniture. It is a special place that always amazes people when they visit. Next door is another warehouse full of slabs where guests can learn about different species of wood.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
The Urban Lumber Workshop Experience
£160 / personNew experience
£160 / person