Adam Cherubini will be exhibiting his period furniture , made entirely with period tools , at the Designer Craftsmen Show of Philadelphia on Jan. 19-21. If you live in the Philadelphia area or are traveling through, the show is a must-see event for woodworkers.
Though Adam has a high-technology day job, he also works in the joiner’s shop at Pennsbury Manor, writes the popular Arts & Mysteries column for Popular Woodworking and manages to build enough furniture to enter juried shows such as the Designer Craftsman Show.
When I asked Adam about displaying his work (which I quite like), he said he was concerned that it might look odd next to some of the $60,000 highboys on display at the show.
“The question is: Is there or isn’t there a market for my hand made pieces?” Adam wrote in an e-mail. “It may takes years to develop such a market or it may never materialize. But that’s a big brass ring to grasp for. It will motivate people to enter the craft, supply it with tools, instruction etc.”
Adam also noted that he has been quite busy preparing for the show, and that as soon as it is over he will return to updating his blog more regularly with photos of the standing desk he’s building for a series of Arts & Mysteries columns.
So if you can, stop by at the show at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, Penn., and say hello to Adam. And if you’re looking for a T-shirt you could wear to show your support for the Arts & Mysteries, we have just the thing.