Tuesday Tidbit

Tidbit:  Conrad Grebel is about community.  With 11 woodshops all working together to create furniture by hand we rely on each other for ideas, creativity and quality control.  The alternative is a factory which is most common in our industry, but furniture can’t take on the same character when its mass produced.  By having independently owned woodshops our quality control is far superior than what you can get from a factory.  Each shop has a vested interest in how it’s made.  No Conrad Grebel woodworker wants to make something that they wouldn’t put in their own home.  That’s the beauty of who we are…we truly create each piece of our furniture one at a time like it was being made for ourselves.

 
 
Quote:   “It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” – Winston Churchill
 
Just for Laughs:  ”Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?” – Robin Williams
                                   
Fun Amish Fact:  Yesterday was photography day as we took pictures of our two new bedroom groups that we are introducing next week in High Point, NC.  I asked Brian Miller if he’d want join me to help move furniture around for each product shot.  It was a lot of work but Brian was thrilled to see how the process worked.  Brian is a terrific young man of only 15.  He is the youngest of Larry Miller’s five children (Larry can be seen in the one photo below).  Larry, Brian’s dad, and Luke, Brian’s older brother, make the case pieces for these bedrooms.  Brian was fascinated watching the technology of sophisticated camera and light equipment being used as it’s not something he’s used to seeing.  He asked a lot of questions out of genuine curiosity about what different lights are meant to do.  He thoroughly enjoyed being part of the process knowing that these photos will serve as part of the selling tools that folks can use when deciding what to purchase.  A simple, yet neat experience for a young man.