It all began with a farm table
While visiting good friends last summer, we noticed that our friend, Rudy, had built a huge farm table and bench for their patio. Over the years at Winsome Cottage we have had many requests for farm tables and once we saw what Rudy could do we asked if he would be interested in building farm tables for us. So that’s where it all began.
After retiring from a very successful sales career, Rudy began spending time in his workshop and loving every minute. An ex-Marine and proud of it, Rudy loves a challenge. His motto is “if it’s made of wood we can do it”. He’s constantly thinking of ways to improve the design of something. If we call him with a special request for a customer he’ll say “just say yes and I’ll figure out how to do it.” We love that!
In Honor of
Somewhere on our custom built pieces you will find a small logo with the name J Rudy. This is Rudy’s way of honoring his dad who built pieces for friends and relatives. We are honored to have this logo on each piece of custom furniture that leaves Winsome Cottage.
Where the magic happens
Once a customer places an order at the shop, we text Rudy. It is put on both our calendars and next in line from the last order. The first name of the customer is the code name(Rudy’s idea) for the job. It keeps things orderly when referring to each job. The raw piece is then finished by Kim(Mr. Winsome) according to the customer’s request.
At one point last year, we felt that another custom piece might be good to offer at Winsome. Because barn doors had become so popular, we asked Rudy if he could build something with a barn door and this is what he came up with. It is keeping us very busy!
To say that we are excited and grateful for Rudy and his talent is an understatement. . The fact that Rudy and his wife, Bonnie, are precious friends makes it all the more fun!We hope to continue this collaboration for a long time.
For more info call: Winsome Cottage 513-518-1626 or www.winsomecottage.net