Vermont Butcher Block

OCtober 23, 2007

Well, it’s been a busy few weeks here a the shop.  We’ve been gearing up production for holiday gift orders as well as finishing up a few large custom pieces.  My family and I visited Detroit this past weekend for my wife’s nephew’s Bar Mitsvah.  A great time was had by all, but it was a whirlwind trip with our three kids.  Next weekend our family visits my side of the family in NYC.  I need to talk to the scheduler, my wife, about spacing our trips apart a little bit more!

Our wine group met two weekends ago right after I made my last blog entry.  We blind tasted favorite wines under $12.00 per bottle.  The best of the 8 bottles was bottle number 4.  When the bottles were unveiled, it turns out that bottle number 4 was Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon.  Can you believe it?  8 somewhat average pallets picked Costco brand wine as the best?  We were all floored!!! (and running to Costco the next day.)  We later found out that the bottle was actually $12.50 which violated the under $12.00 rule made by hostess Lucy.  (Lucy was also the one who bought the Costco wine).

Anyway, one last thought, I’ve seen many lazy susans in my day and all I can say is that people who make lazy susans use wood that is either scrap wood laminated together or they use plain/ugly wood.  I’ve decided that we’re going to make a line of lazy susans that uses beautiful woods such as birds eye maple and tiger maple, with each piece being a work of art.  Stay tuned to our website for that, they will be up in a week.  

I just wanted to add a disclaimer that my wife’s name is Susan and there is no correlation between my wife Susan and lazy susans.

Have a good week and I’ll update after our trip to NYC!


Written by Union Street Media — May 03, 2012