We dream big. New board shapes, better machinery in the shop, endless waves, that sort of stuff. But one dream that is about to become reality is opening our own retail shop.
If you've been to our actual wood shop here on the farm, then you know we're a bit off the beaten path, which means we probably don't get to meet as many people face to face as we'd like. But thanks to the hard work of some good friends, starting this Friday, October 5th we'll be opening The Wood Shop, a small surf, skate and snowboard shop with a focus on hand-crafted wood.
In addition to our surfboards, body boards, handplanes, skateboards and apparel, we'll be carrying some really special hand made products from all around the country. One product I'm really excited about are PowderJet Snowboards. My good friend Jesse makes these beautiful wooden snowboards by hand in Rupert Vermont using FSC certified maple and Entropy Bio-Resin. More for backcountry than ski areas, these boards work great in deep snow and tight trees, perfect for a New England winter adventure.
All the way from Portland Oregon, we'll also be carrying wooden sunglasses from the good people over at Schwood and custom Grain-branded wood Iphone cases from our friends at Grove. From California, we'll have alaias and paipos from Jon Wegener and from the Northeast, we'll have board shorts made with recycled material from Greenlines, organic hand made surf wax from Jimbos and East Wax Company, recycled sail cloth wallets from Flowfold and more.
Come on by and give the gift of wood this holiday season. Come January, The Wood Shop may have moved on and this might be nothing more than a mid-winters dream.