Come behind the digital curtain with us and enjoy this photo essay. We snapped pictures of ourselves at intervals during a typical day working and living from home as a small family business, on the eve of our 10th year in business.
Coffee first. Our method: French press with medium-roast beans. Breakfast was a fried egg, a slice of toast, and half a nectarine.
Giving a quick tour of the workshop and an informational interview with the team at Blendily, a fellow small business owner from Portland.
Hand-dyeing straps with honey color, which will later be cut and assembled into Lovejoy drawer pulls.
Finishing up the morning’s shipping (17 packages today). Geoff is hammering so Val is wearing auditory protection.
Huckin’ plastic. Taking in a couple holes of disc golf between the house and the workshop before lunch.
Lunch is our big meal of the day. We cook together and then sit down and play a game. Today: cribbage and taco pizza.
Burnishing the leather of the barrel bag in the workshop (melting wax on the edges).
Val spends the afternoon on the computer in the house, checking email, updating the website, bookkeeping.
“Weeding is a lifestyle,” our farmer says. Taking a few moments to weed the laurel hedge before we cover it up.
Punching holes in barrel bags to prep for stitching tonight (still in my yard work clothes).
Winterizing the laurel hedge in front of the Walnut road sign with deer netting.
Running the CNC router to cut perfect circles out of vertical grain Western Red Cedar for barrel bags and whiskey cases.
Vegetarian dinner in front of the TV: cacio e pepe, green salad, red wine.
Stitching up barrel bags while watching TV. Tonight we’re watching the architecture show Grand Designs on Netflix.
Off to bed, thinking about the rain predicted for tomorrow morning.
Walnut Studiolo crafts original modern designs by hand in our Oregon workshop using only natural materials. We are a family-run company located on the North Oregon Coast. Learn more about us on our website.