Woodcraft Brings Color to Home & Garden Show

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Black Dog Salvage Makes Its Mark on Columbus – PART II

Read Part I here: Columbus Woodcraft Hosts Furniture Paint Training Session. 

Thousands of weekend warriors gathered at the Ohio Expo Center Friday through Sunday, September 9-11, for The Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show.  Robert Smith, owner of the Columbus Woodcraft, and his sales team were on hand to help attendees prepare for their fall and winter projects, as well as showcase new products.

Although spring is often thought of as home improvement season, “fall is actually a great time to complete many home and garden projects,” said Stephen Buzza, director of shows for Dispatch Media Group.  The Home & Garden Show offered more than 250 craftsmen and experts under one roof to give advice, direction and professional help with everything from windows to roofs to landscaping and more.

At the Woodcraft booth, Tyler Hilliard, store manager, and employee Eric Rauschenbach demonstrated Festool and SawStop power tools, both great product lines that allow DIYers and hardcore woodworkers to work safer and smarter. The jaw-dropping “hot dog demo,” which shows the flesh detecting technology of the SawStop safety system at work, always gathers a crowd.

Susan “Swooz” Hudson from Black Dog Salvage played a large part in keeping the Woodcraft booth hopping with her demonstrations on Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint and showing what paint can do to bring a new depth of color to home décor. “We were one of the busiest booths here this weekend,” Swooz remarked, “and certainly one of the most colorful!”

Reporter Alissa Henry from Good Day Columbus took advantage of Mike Whiteside’s early arrival to the show by snagging a live morning interview with the Salvage Dawgs star. Swooz joined Mike to tell viewers about developing a paint line with Woodcraft that would meet their needs for adhering to salvaged items and a variety of materials.

“Celebrity Encounters” were part of the weekend’s draw, including Clint Harp from HGTV’s Fixer Upper and the recent DIY pilot Against the Grain, showcasing the reclaimed wood furniture he makes in his shop.

Robert Kulp joined his Salvage Dawgs co-star Mike Whiteside Sunday as special guests to discuss the architectural salvage trend seen in their DIY Network show, their new Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint, and to meet and greet their fans. Their appearance was sponsored by Columbus Architectural Salvage, who had a large space at the show with some really interesting pieces. Check out the cast iron bath tub and the table in the back made with the large wheel and glass top, pictured here.

Swooz Hudson was on hand to teach painting techniques and share tips. 

Columbus Architectural Salvage hosted Mike and Robert to discuss the salvage trend. 

A few Woodcraft corporate staff members lent a hand for the store training as well as the Home and Garden Show. Pictured here with Mike Whiteside (center) are Tara Piggott, Lori Haught, Liz Matheny and Swooz Hudson.

“Liz, Tara and Lori were my wing women,” said Swooz, whose usual partner in creativity Karen Curtis could not attend due to a back injury.

This was a great team effort by the local store, the Black Dog Salvage team and Woodcraft corporate personnel, all working together to Help You Make Wood Work – colorfully! 

To learn more about Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint, stop by your local Woodcraft store or go online at woodcraft.com. Ask how Festool and SawStop can help you work safer and smarter in your workshop, too!

We hope you’ll be inspired! 

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