January 17th (3nd Thursday)
January Meeting will take place in a former Alameda NAS hanger in Alameda. We will meet at the shop of the unique Berkeley store called Craftsman Home.
From the name you might gather, and correctly so, that this business is related to the Craftsman style of furniture and furnishings. The shop performs two important functions for the business: restoring Craftsman furniture (and maybe other items like lamps) and building modern Craftsman-style furniture. What we get to see may in part depend on what happens to be in the shop when we visit on the evening of January 17th.
Our host for the evening will be the proprietor of the business: Mr. Lee Jester. You can learn more about his products and business by visiting their website: www.craftsmanhome.com. This will be an interesting visit for anyone who has visited such California landmarks as The Gamble House in Pasadena which was designed by architects (brothers) known as Greene & Greene. (By the way, our new club President Craig Mineweaser was honored to stay overnight at The Gamble House because of his work with historic structures.) If you like the Craftsman style this should be a cherished meeting, and if you don't particularly like the style then the information about the woodworking and the shop will be plenty of interesting. They do have a store at 3048 Claremont Ave. in Berkeley. Their MISSION says "Honest Furniture for the Home and Heart."
By the way, don't forget to bring something for Show and Tell!
The Craftsman Home Workshop
From the Bay Bridge