A Chat with Matt Donohue, the Winner of Shop Time with Greg Gloor

Besides the owners’ saw-cutting at the grand opening of our Fairfax showroom last weekend,

Owners (left to right): John Hillgren, John Buss, Mark Gatterdam, Ricardo Berrum, Kevin Carlson, Curt Smay

Owners (left to right): John Hillgren, John Buss, Mark Gatterdam, Ricardo Berrum, Kevin Carlson, Curt Smay

Hardwood Artisans version of a ribbon-cutting

Hardwood Artisans version of a “ribbon-cutting”

One of the highlights of the afternoon was the auction of 30 hours in our Woodbridge shop with general manager Greg Gloor.

Greg Gloor, Matt Donohue, and auctioneer Stan Schelhorn

Greg Gloor, Matt Donohue, and auctioneer Stan Schelhorn

Of 15 bidders, Matt Donohue placed the winning bid at $1,650 – a real bargain, he said, since few finished pieces of Hardwood Artisans furniture cost so little, and on top of that, he gets shop time with one of the masters to build his own piece.

Matt is a budget analyst for the Army by day, but in his free time he loves to do woodworking in his basement shop in Burke, VA. Keep reading for a full interview on what he wants to do with his prize.

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