Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Everything's Bigger

Authored by Raymond WhitneyMy husband and I started a woodworking business last year in Houston and have been busting it to make the big time ever since. Well, not the big time. Is there even a “big time” in woodworking..? We’re just trying to pay our bills. It has been a tough road, but we have finally graduated from a table saw in the dining room to having our own – albeit teeny – shop downtown. We thought we needed a place to show and sell our works since few people were being exposed to the finished products except at art shows. So, we got a real estate agent, found a place, tried to shopelectricityratestexas.com for the best prices since we use LOTS of electricity running power tools, and made the move to finally rid our apartment of saws, drills, and wood glue. It was the best decision we could have made. We have more foot traffic in one day’s work than we had in a month’s worth of craft fairs. People are finally asking for our pieces by name. It’s true what they say, all things – even businesses– are bigger in Texas!