Monday, 1 November 2010

Could it Be a Sad End?

Well, it's been six months since I have been laid off from my last employer. Chris and I have not worked on any projects for that period of time and I suspect that it could be the end of 'RC Wood Creations'. I have not heard from Chris since I was laid off, so I suspect that he is no longer interested in working on anything or I figure that I would have heard from him by now stating otherwise. It's too bad really, I enjoyed the time we spent working together on projects.

So, I will be shutting down this blog site over the next two weeks as I no longer have anything to contribute to it nor the desire. I have moved on to better and more positive things and you can now find me at:

newagainedm.blogspot.com (New Again Furniture).

Thanks for the ride and maybe I'll see you on the other side.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Amazing Dissappearing Blog Posts

I have no idea if it is against blog etiquette to remove blog posts from a blog or not? If you are a regular reader of this site, you may notice that some items are missing from the most current updates. Well, there is a reason for that.

Things seem to stall quite a bit at RC for various reasons (and not just the fault of the men behind the scenes). While Chris and I are still working together on RC Wood Creations, we have not given up our day jobs in order to primarily pursue this project. This translates that we work together when we find the time. So things don't always move as fast as people assume it should.

Chris and I used to work together in the same company, but for the past few years, we had both moved into different areas of the company. Eventually, my area of the company started lay-offs because of the recession and I was eventually one of the casualties. But finding myself unemployed and with lots of free time did not mean that Chris could share the same luxury. It's now been three months since that has happened. I had a chance to figure out what I want to do with my future now that it has taken a new turn.

But having all that free time meant that I was able to tackle some wood projects of my own that Chris couldn't be involved in. The projects were successful but were being done with a different business model in mind. At first, I just posted the new projects on this blog site as I went along not really concerned about how it would look to the outsider. However, this was a misrepresentation of the works as they were not actually a product of both Chris and myself. So, when I wrote about them, I never mentioned Chris as being a part of any of them. This made him look absent and that simply wasn't the message I was trying to convey.

The solution? Separate the projects as they should have been in the first place. This way, RC Wood projects are still a collaboration of two friends and the solo work was given a new home so it could be treated equally but separately. The new home of the solo projects I have worked on myself can now be found at:

http://newagainedm.blogspot.com

I call my other business project 'New Again' Furniture. Make sure you stop by and check it out. But keep RC bookmarked because there are still more good things to come.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Smaller Playhouses Have Arrived!



The smaller playhouses are finally in the production phase. Although the original model will still be available (4X4X4), these new units have lost a foot making them easier for families with smaller dwellings. Not everybody has a large room to put these units in so we decided to make two sizes available.

We have also upped our design quality making these units much more attractive than the original ones we were producing. The only drawback is that they DO take longer to produce, but that's a good thing. It's worth it in the end.

We will keep you posted as to how the new units are progressing. For now, I have included a sneak peek at an unfinished unit. The only new secret we will reveal at this time is that the new units have a chalkboard surface inside so children can design their own furniture and other assorted artwork to decorate their house. This was something we had never included before.



I hope you are as excited as we are about the finished products.

Monday, 7 June 2010

When Life Throws You Lemons

Not much has happened here lately. I spent the last two weeks putting up a new fence, which, I have to say, turned out really well. Not bad for a first attempt. Chris gave me a quick lesson on what I needed by helping lay out the string lines and to stand the first 7 posts. So, that was definitely a big help.

But in the last two weeks, I was laid off from my job of 8 and a half years, the place Chris and I both work. Chris is still there, however, but that's good for him because he is happy with what he does and they still seem happy with him. I, on the other hand, have not decided what I plan to do with myself yet. Actually, that's not totally true. I have an idea.

So, hopefully things will get rolling again with 'RC Wood Creations' soon. If not then it's definitely been an interesting ride.