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Putting the pieces together: Radiator enclosures in progress!

Maybe because the weather is turning, we’ve been getting tons of new orders for radiator enclosures. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how Prairie Woodworking assembles our hand-built radiator enclosures.

Radiator enclosure in progress

Radiator enclosure in progress — the sides are assembled!

This is near the beginning of the process: al the slats have been cut, sanded and assembled, but the sides are not yet joined.

Radiator enclosure: almost ready!

Radiator enclosure: almost ready!

This enclosure is nearly assembled: Here, you see it sitting upside-down on one of our work tables. (The cut-out shape on the side is to accommodate the pipes.) This enclosure will also have a top: that is attached at the very end.

And, finally: once everything is assembled and sanded. the enclosure is ready to go to the finisher.

Prairie Woodworking Radiator enclosure: nearly complete!

Prairie Woodworking Radiator enclosure: nearly complete!

New Built-in: Marble top and leaded glass

Marble topped built-in with leaded glass windows

Marble topped built-in with leaded glass windows

We just installed this beautiful built-in buffet in a Minneapolis home. The doors have leaded glass in a very traditional design, and the top on the center section is a marble slab. On the other side of the room, we put in a set of shelves with space for a flat screen tv and radiator — photographs coming soon!

Marble topped built-in with leaded glass windowss

Marble topped built-in with leaded glass windowss

Back to work!

New Built-in buffet

New Built-in buffet

We had a great weekend at the Twin Cities Art & Design show — it was a beautiful fall weekend. We met some new folks, checked in with lots of returning customers, and there was free coffee for the vendors. Now we’re back at work — and it was a busy week. One of the highlights was installing this beautiful built-in buffet, with glass doors above and lots of storage below. It fit the character of the house so nicely!

Getting Ready for the 15th Annual Twin Cities Art & Design Show!

We’ve been busy getting ready for the Twin Cities Art & Design show. It is this weekend
Saturday September 20 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
and
Sunday, September 21 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

The show is located on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds at the Progress Center Building,  1265 North Snelling Avenue., in St. Paul, Minnesota 55108.

We’d love to see you there — this show was formerly known as the “Twin Cities Arts & Crafts Show” — it’s broadened its focus a little, but there will be many familiar faces!

Here’s a fairly disorienting image of a display we’re getting ready for the show.

PWW at Arts and Crafts show

PWW getting ready for the Arts and Crafts show

How do you turn a wood shop into a gallery?

With a shop vac.

Getting PWW ready for guests

Getting PWW ready for guests

It is always a ton of work to get Prairie Woodworking ready for open house events — but it is always worth it. There’s not always a lot of furniture around (new pieces usually get delivered and installed as soon as they’re ready), but it is a great chance for people to see the shop, see how we design and build, and catch a glimpse of some new projects in process.

We also show our artwork: Tim and Margaret are both artists, in addition to keeping Prairie Woodworking going. You can see some of Tim’s work here, and Margaret’s work here.

Prairie Woodworking and the LoLA Art Crawl

 

LoLA Art Crawl 2014

LoLA Art Crawl 2014