October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
Map Foldin’ Party at Craft Night tomorrow (10/26). Come help fold brand spankin’ new Tuscaloosa bike maps at the Kitchen! Or just come and craft as per usual (every Wednesday is craft night and open to the public!)
We will be open for Art Night November 4th and you should come see Rebecca Reynolds beautiful prints in the gallery.
Andrew Dewar & Them Natives are playing a show on Thursday November 18th at 7:30 pm. This show is going to be really rad!
Then Allison’s Birthday Mega-DanceDance Extravaganza FUNdraiser Party will be the next night, Friday 11/19, at Baby Haus at 8 pm. This is not to be missed. Have fun and support the Kitchen and celebrate Allison’s awesomeness at the same time!
We have a table to sell at the Handmade Holiday Bazaar at the Bama Theater on November 20th from 10-2 pm so come buy some awesome Holiday presents and support the Kitchen!
Then that same night (11/20) at 6pm is the REPO (zine) release party which will also be a Radical Southern Zine Archive Reading (we’ll have a facebook event if you want more details later)!
Then December 2nd Art Night will be the opening of Suzanne Sawyer‘s show, an amazing installation piece featuring rhododendrons made from handmade paper.
Upcoming Classes (make your own Holiday Presents!!):
Relief Printing Workshop 12/4
Crochet Workshop 12/8 (during craft night)
Beginning Silversmithing- Basic Bench Skills- 12/11
X-Mas Ornaments for Kids (or fun adults) 12/12
October 18, 2010 § 2 Comments
We’ve got some images of our process of reflooring the kitchen of the Kitchen (if you look at the older post you can see they dry rotted floor.) Unfortunately, since the house was built in the 1890s as soon as we tried to fix one problem we found 8 more! Luckily we all worked really hard and got things fixed! We first tore up the first layer of linoleum to find one more, then another, then plywood… and when we tore up the plywood we found… more linoleum! and one more layer and then a final layer of plywood until we found the rotted hardwood then sub-floor. Unfortunately there was only about a foot square of the original wood that wasn’t rotten so we had to take it all out. Then we found the tops of the joists were rotted as well! So we had to scab onto the joists full planks all the way across. While we were under the floor we reinforced the floor under the press (thanks Mark, Trevor, Allison, and Claire for doing such dirty work!), which was difficult because there was only about a foot and a half clearance between the dirt and the floor (no basement in this home!). We also insulated the pipes, made sure the wiring looked okay and bundled them, fixed some leaky pipes, and insulated under the floor! It was a ton of work and we had some wonderful help! Thank you so much deeply to everyone who helped out (especially Greg and Mark who were there through thick and thin! and as you can tell from the picture it wasn’t always fun…). We ended up finishing it by laying birch plywood, staining, and shellac-ing (which is a tree based finish).
But doesn’t it look great?! Stop by and see it!
We also have an awesome new show up Rebecca Reynolds with beautiful woodcuts and linoleum. The show is up until November!
We also got a paper beater moved from the woods of Gordo, AL (pictures below! and thank you so much Glenn, Butch and the wonderful Craig Wedderspoon) We’re having a huge number of events in November and we’ve posted a calendar (to the left of this post).