April 15th (3rd Thursday)
6:30 pm -- we'll have lots of boxes
Bring a chair.
Pay your taxes!
This month's presentations
Our program on April 15 will start at 6:30 pm at Don Braden's shop at 611 E. 11th St. in Oakland. Don has been designing and making one of a kind and limited edition furniture since 1974. He graduated from SFSU in Industrial Arts in 1974 and apprenticed through the Baulines Crafts Guild with Art Espenet Carpenter in March to May of that year. He started out working in his garage and rented various spaces until purchasing his current shop in 1981. He works almost exclusively in solid hardwoods on objects of generally his own design. He is now in his 8th year of teaching high school wood shop and drafting and works in his shop on weekends and during the summers. Teaching allows him to currently make personal pieces and carefully selected commissions.
We will also have a box contest. There are no rules and a box is any container with a top. This is a fun contest and everybody is encouraged to bring one. Strange and ugly boxes will be welcomed so get cracking and make something, anything.
Don Braden's Shop -- 618 E. 11th St Oakland
From the South Bay-Take Highway 880 and take the exit ramp toward Embarcadero and toward 5th Avenue. This will take you under the freeway and turn right onto Embarcadero East. Turn right onto 5th Avenue. Turn right onto 8th Street. Turn left onto 6th Avenue. Turn right onto East 11th Street to 618 E. 11th St.