Friday, May 8, 2009

Woodworking shop and truck



Yes, this is a woodworking shop, according to the sign on the door. The truck, I believe, belongs to the owner of the woodworking shop. The picture on the side of the truck is of one of Cedar Key's icons - a ramshackle hut perched precariously out in the bay, the remnant of a hurricane past.

16 comments:

brattcat said...

Hmmm, Jacob, I wonder what his finish work looks like? Great post.

Cezar and Léia said...

Creative way to remmember about "hurricane"!
But the place needs some renovation!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Is the green part another house or a floor addition? I can't quite make it out... It looks like it has weathered many a storm, I like it.

JM said...

I like the icon on the truck, although this is something I will never understand: how can people keep on building wooden houses at places frequently hit by hurricanes!?!? This is beyhond my imagination...

Jacob said...

JM - Tis a wonder, isn't it. In many places, the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, building codes have become very rigid and very strict. I don't think that's the case in Cedar Key. The houses blow down, they rebuild...

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - I was afraid you would ask that...not sure, but I think it's an addition...

Clueless in Boston said...

It looks like the woodworking shop needs some attention by the woodworker.

Frank said...

Only in Cedar Key, right? What a marvelous place. Thanks Jacob.

Jacob said...

@ Frank - I was certainly struck by the notion of a woodworker working in this old wreck of a wood building.

Cedar Key is truly a marvel in more ways than one!

MickiP said...

The "green part" is a house on stilts near the Wells Wood Outdoor Furniture Shop. The building is an old building that was once a church, that some people want to see kept as such for historical purposes. Mr. Wells' work is fascinating and done with somewhat simple tools. You ought to go in and sit in one of his chairs sometime ... you may want to stay awhile. The site is actually quite intriguing. "Honeymoon Cottage" pictured on the van was built as the Thomas Guest House in 1959, was lived in by the famous author George Walton in the 1970s, was struck by Hurricane Elena in 1985, and has weathered many hurricanes since then .... It's just a piece of Cedar Key, and will be a sad day when it finally succumbs to the weather.

Jacob said...

@ MickiP - Thank you so much for your comments which have provided much enlightenment! Next time we're in Cedar Key we'll visit Mr. Wells...the day I took the shots was hot and we were about ready to leave...

Thank you again!

MickiP said...

You're welcome ... :)

lois said...

The owner of the woodworkin shop does not own the truck as you say
the shop is owend by my uncle his name is Herman Wells and he builds outdoor chairs and tables and swings out of cypress he mills his own lumber from start to finish

Jacob said...

Thanks for writing, Lois. Appreciate your comment and information!

My best to your uncle!

Anonymous said...

We were at this wood shop 4 years ago and if this is the same guy he is amazing! He cut his own wood and most of his stuff is made from local cypress that he mills. Truly amazing. Don't let the building fool you. There is soooo much history there. G talk to him. You will come away a different person.

Anonymous said...

We visited this wood shop 4 years ago and it was amazing. If it still owned by the same man it is impressive. He makes his furniture out of cypress wood he mills himself. If you get an opportunity to visit you will be impressed, it will Change your life. Not too many left like him!