Lately, most of my work has been in marketing Maple Trestle Table. I knew that a woodworking business required a lot of work outside of the workshop and this stage was one of those situations. And I didn’t mind it at all. In fact, I welcomed the variety.
I had begun photographing the table and preparing a slideshow and other marketing materials. Monday, I could feel that I wasn’t quite well, but I persevered. Later that day, I sat outside on the deck with a cup of hot tea to nurse my sore throat and watched the sun set.
I woke up the next morning with a flu. I could barely speak and was in no condition, mentally or physically, to work. Wednesday, I missed Woodchat which I co-host weekly with Matt Gradwohl of Upper Cut Woodworks, and by the end of the week I was feeling only marginally better.
Running a business always has its challenges. Sometimes, I get caught up in the challenge to perform – to get things done well and quickly. And sometimes that results in the need to take time off sick. It’s a tricky balance. At least I know how to make radical furniture.
I took the photographs in this post using a pair of 150W strobes (flashes) with which I was unable to adequately light such a large piece. I will have the table shot professionally.