The Guild is visiting Madrone Studio, the workshop of Alexander Anderson. Alexander, a native of the land of Redwoods, moved here to the land of Oregon White Oak a decade ago and started Madrone Studio in 2006. He is a graduate of the Northwest Woodworking Studio Mastery Program ('06), and teaches classes for the Guild, as well as serving as the Vice President of the Guild.
His shop is based on an old idea, an idea based in the times of craftsmanship. A shop that works and a shop that teaches. Apprentices work on currant projects for local clients, as well as working on their own projects with direction and advice to help them along.
With a love for the use of native species of woods and the promotion of local logging, Alexander has collected a small lumberyard of wood. Some wood will be for sale and raffle at the meeting. Also He will be talking about how he gets his wood from off the beaten trail of wood lots.
With both high end commercial and residential clients, making a wide range of custom cabinets, furniture and architectural woodworking, Madrone Studio, keeps it changing. Every project is unique and custom. Work will be on display.
8900 B NE Vancouver Way Portland, OR 97211.
From I-5 N. take the Columbia exit and turn left.
go to the first stop light and turn left. (Vancouver Ave.) At first stop sign, turn right. (NE Vancouver Way) Drive 1/4 Mi., pass through an overcross and turn into the drive around back.
From I-5 S take the 99E exit and head toward Marine Dr. Follow 99E to the Vancouver Ave. exit (about 2.5 Mi.) at the stop sign, turn left. (NE Vancouver way) Drive 1/4 Mi., pass an overcross and turn into the drive around back.