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Five Reasons to Visit Our Showrrom

12/19/2018


You may think of Tools for Working Wood as primarily an online company, or a mail order company, but we have a showroom too! And we try to give customers reasons to visit us. Here are some of the best reasons.

Free snacks

- We often keep a pile of cookies at the front desk. I eat way too many of them. Mostly they're store-bought, but sometimes, like today, they're homemade. Sometimes Eddie's girlfriend gives him a bunch to take to work. I eat most of them.

Park anywhere

- We are at the end of a dead-end street. When you get to the end, you don't park so much as just stop. Sometimes when you try to enter or leave the street big semis block the road. There is plenty of parking under the expressway too. And you can always come by subway, like most of us do.

Expert advice

- One of the main reasons people come to visit is to pick our brains about this or that. Sometimes you'll see folks deep in thought with one of our staff members about router profiles. Our showroom staff are professional woodworkers (cabinetmakers, luthiers, contractors, furniture designers) and you can ask them a range of questions and get an experienced answer. Also because we listen to our customers all the time, we learn a lot about what works and what doesn't work for a lot of people.

Bathroom

- We have a guest bathroom. It's not unusual for customer families to consist of one very excited person and four bored-looking people staring at your phones. We figure a bathroom, some hot tea and tourist tips are the least we owe the people you've dragged from their comfy hotel beds/museum/shopping excursion of their own choosing.

Tools

- You can play with our tools. We have tools for sale. Lots and lots of quality tools. And lots of demo tools you can try. This is your chance to get your hands on a tool, try it out, and see it it works for you. We stock everything in the store that you see on our website. In this day and age there are sadly very few independent tools sellers. We are one of the few. Come visit Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Sat 11:00am-5:00pm. You can also sign up for a class and make most of a day of it.


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12/19/2018 James Magness
Another good one Thank you
12/19/2018 John popper
All true Joel, the genuine warm welcome by your team was refreshing and unexpected. A visit to Your business was a priority as a visitor to New York from Australia recently, and your staff were great at entertaining my wife whilst I spent quality time buying my shopping list and getting advice from your team. Terrific business to make the time to visit. Cheers John
12/19/2018 Dick Gnospelius
Joel, I've been an occasional customer and a fan of your blog for many years. (Just to validate that comment, he email address you had on file for me is several generations old. So my first purchase was in the late 90s)

So while in NYC with family last weekend, instead of jointing the girls for shopping, I came to your place for the book signing, snacks, and a great time with you and fellow craftspersons I loved my time there with you (great tour) and was very impressed with what you have to offer and how you make much of what you sell. If I lived nearby, I'd visit you often. But I live 200 miles away.

I'm very impressed with what you do and what you have to offer. The only downside is I no longer have as much money as I had before.

Best wishes and Happy Holidays!

Dick Gnospelius
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