Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Just starting out with log stores


Hello and thank you for reading my blog. I wanted to tell you how I started making Wood Stores, and how the website came into being.

We have an open fire in our living room, and a morso in the front room, so have been using logs for fuel for about 10 years. We have good friends who have a business in wood, so have a good source for logs.

In the depths of winter chipping ice or snow off the logs to bring inside is no fun, and having piles of logs at front and back of the house was starting to irritate my darling wife. She keep busy most of the time with her business, Heavenly Soaps, but found plenty of time to mention the logs. I told her, Logs can't be stacked neatly, they need air circulating to keep them dry and season them. But in the end it was a case of "make a log store or the heating is going on and logs are banned"!

So I made a log store. And it met with her approval. So much so she asked me to make one for someone else. Then someone saw the log store and wanted one. And the rest is history as they say.

When we moved to our home, 10 years ago, I built our kitchen from reclaimed wood. The local council had introduced recycling bins, and Mrs Heavenly Soaps requested a store for them, so the first recycle bin store was made way back then. It is only now that I am working on a prototype to sell as a flat pack, as Sadie says, she can't be the only one who hates the site of them and wants a nice hidey hole to put them in.

Anyway, best get back to it, these wood stores don't build themselves. If you have time take a look at the new website, credit for that has to go to Mrs Heavenly though, I'm just the man who makes them.