Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

OK, so me and snow don’t always get along – maybe if it were a bit more Colorado and a bit less Cornwall then I could get more excited!

Not so Jonathan. He starts acting like a big kid the first sign of a snowflake. So he could barely contain himself when the first forecast of serious snow in Cornwall hit the news. But it wasn’t until he rocked up at Rowden and saw that Daren had made a very neat sledge in the hour or so before the school opened that he got truly excited. He had a plan!

So, after finishing up at Rowden Jonathan headed straight back to our own workshop and dug out some materials, namely a big fat old newel post, a few pine offcuts and some leftover decking. An hour later and we had an all singing, all dancing wooden sledge, just in time for the snow storm!

And for our kids it was perfect. They had an absolute blast, first in the garden, and later in a field about a mile from home.

Now, you wouldn’t call it fine furniture, but luckily for everyone quality isn’t an absolute (phew!).

For the same reasons as you wouldn’t French polish garden furniture, making something that is simply fit for purpose for your client, especially if they’re a pair of hyper-excited kids, is a great way of working!

Until next time,



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