The definition of progression is “a movement or development toward a destination or a more advanced state, especially gradually or in stages.” This can be adapted to a variety of things to be measured; professional career, personal goals, physical fitness, and certainly a piece of furniture from reclaimed materials…duhh.
Seeing progression is something that we get to see in the shop, usually on a daily basis. Now that doesn’t necessarily have to be developing a finished product in one day, because believe me, that is a rare task. Building a piece of furniture the way we do has plenty of steps that need to happen before we even start thinking about assembly. We’ll give you all the dirty details of the progression of material, prep, assembly, finishing, and everything else that goes into a project later.
Today, we want to highlight the progression of how we got to where we are today and a particular recent highlight.
The fast-forwarded overview of RustiK Rehab Design:
Matt builds wine rack for Aly
Aly posts pictures of said wine rack and sparks interest from others
Matt sets up shop in the backyard with a folding table and a few power tools.
Aly realizes that there is something here and persuades Matt to think the same.
Matt decides to pursue and makes a huge decision…..
Wait a second, why am I going through everything that is talked about in the ‘Montgomery County Home and Lifestyle’ 2016 spring issue featuring an article all about RustiK Rehab Design, LLC.
Being approached to be featured in the magazine was a highlight in RustiK’s young journey. At the time we were asked, it was total joy and excitement for obvious reasons. Leading up to the interview, it was a bit of nerves and even some worry. Is this really worthy of being an article? Is there enough to talk about? Man, I have to give the shop a good cleaning if a writer and photographer are going to be in here.
Progressing in something should have questions and even hard times, they make you work harder. In most cases, the final outcome is rarely ever accomplished. Whether it’s because the outcome could always be outdone or you set a goal that you need to strive further for every day.
This article, while in the big picture is just a two page article in a local magazine, means more to us than that. It shows that if you work your tail off at something that you believe in, anything is possible. The fact that total strangers now get to read the story of how some Joe-Shmo (that would be me) who set up a folding table on a nightly basis has created something worthy of being featured is a huge accomplishment. This isn’t meant to come across as egocentric or a ‘Look at Me’ approach; it’s meant to show that if you set a plan and progress at the pace you want it to, you can do it.
……..and maybe it’s meant as an indirect and more interesting way to ask you to read this article about a guy with a plan, who has the support of everyone and his own determination, who loves making unique pieces, and giving forgotten materials a second chance to be beautiful again.
It’s also meant to say Thank You. I say it often and I mean it every time.
For the full online article, copy and paste the link for page 27.
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