The Talented Men of Woodshop

San Francisco Chronicle

The Outer Sunset of San Francisco is rapidly becoming known for its style, inspired and created by the surfers that frequent Ocean Beach. Woodshop, a partnership of four sign-painting, furniture-designing, surfboard-building friends, seems like a perfect fit for the neighborhood...

Leilani Marie Labong of A Ruffled Feather recently did an excellent feature on the workshop/shop for the San Francisco Chronicle. I loved her description of "the artisans' alchemy (an irresistible allure owed not just to their close-knit friendships or their love of surfing but also to their reverence for one another's art and expertise)", as well as the artisans' discussion of their cooperationg and "creative cross-pollination". It must be working because the photos of gorgeous salvaged-wood tables and cute birdhouses (especially the home of Madame Cuckoo, Psychic) made me want to hop on the N-Judah and take a ride out to the ocean, dreaming of Trouble Coffee, Outerlands' bread, and General Store loveliness the whole way there.

Images: Woodshop

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