Now think hard. This is our general manager, Greg Gloor, who will give you 30 hours of his time in our Woodbridge shop to help you make your own piece of Hardwood Artisans furniture.
You can bid on him at the grand opening of our Fairfax showroom at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 20. And you can have fun doing it: Alison asked a member of her church “who’s a really funny guy” to do honors as the auctioneer.
Your money will go toward a great cause: Kids R First, (www.kidsrfirst.org) a charity based in Fairfax County that gives 98 percent of its donations to school supplies and college scholarships to children from needy families in our region.
So that’s where the money goes. And what do you get with your 30 hours, you ask?
Well, here’s an answer from our esteemed artisans, and I quote:
• Have you always wanted to learn how to build furniture or pondered what goes into the process?
• Have you always wanted to know how the objects you sit on and eat on are built?
• Do you want to gain knowledge so you can build the perfect chair you have always dreamed of or a nightstand that is just the right height? These 30 hours with Greg will give you the basic skills and knowledge to do so.
• Have you always wanted to learn how to design furniture, how to get the proper dimensions for a piece, what type of wood to buy, what nails you should use, if any? All of these details you will learn in the 30 hours.
• Greg Gloor is the founder and general manager of Hardwood Artisans. He and his friend Larry started Hardwood Artisans in 1976 as a simple two-man shop using only a router, Skilsaw, hand sander and drill. They built loft beds and platform beds from birch wood.
• Greg knows woodworking. Greg knows furniture design. Greg is also a wonderful, fun person to work with and learn from. Not only will you learn great woodworking skills, but we believe you will have an great time doing it.
• The best part of this auction is how you will be able to put the skills and knowledge Greg teaches you to a practical use. You and Greg will go through the process of designing and building your own piece at our incredible wood shop in Woodbridge.
• Greg is willing to work these hours into your schedule. If the weekends are a better time for you, we can arrange it. If the weekdays work better, we can make it happen. We want you to learn a lot, enjoy your time and leave the shop feeling happy, and with a piece that you can call your own.