Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Vendor Round-ups

Now that the jury has reached it's verdict, we are here to share some of the vendors that will be featured at our very first brewery-based Spring Bada-Bing. As always, we were blown away by the caliber of apps that we received for this show, and it was hard to whittle the applicant pool down to just the 51 booths we had to fill. There are a couple of vendors sharing booths, which means that over the next few weeks leading up to the show, you'll be able to check out all 53 vendors we've got lined up for you.

Today we'll be showing off the first four vendors, so check back throughout the day to read more. Here are the first two to whet your appetite!

Using materials that are salvaged or reclaimed, all furniture from Claremont Millworks is US made to the fullest extent whenever possible, including the wood itself, nails, screws, drawer slides, hinges, stains and urethanes, even the paint brushes used and most tools used to make it. Other than paints or stains, nothing is done to fake the appearance of Claremont Millworks' furniture. It is not aged by any process other than time, it is not beaten with a chain, and it is not 'distressed'. If you want to know where - exactly - the wood is sourced from, just ask!

 Ben from RVA Woodworks favors heart pine and chestnut reclaimed from old houses and barns, locally harvested and milled woods, and hand tools from his grandparent's generation. Most importantly, he tries to use materials with character, which is one of the things that we in the RCM loved about the frame above - check out that knot at the bottom! Looking through Ben's work, you can see he loves mineral streaks, wormy wood, burls, and nail holes. As he says, "Nature and time are the real artists, I just give them a platform."

Stay tuned to the blog - more goodies are coming up for you this afternoon!

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