June 2013 Meeting – Eberhard Eichner

On June 4th, we return to the Hillcrest Lodge in Mt. Vernon and Eberhard Eichner from Bellingham’s RE Store will be our guest speaker. Eberhard grew up in Berlin and became a furniture maker and finish carpenter as an apprentice before moving to the Pacific Northwest. For about 30 years he built custom furniture, fancy pipe organ cases, doors and windows and many other things, but now concentrates on recycling used materials into custom furniture that is both whimsical and beautiful. He is so successful at this that the Washington State Recycling Association recently recognized him with their Reuse Recycler of the Year award. Since 2011, he and his counterpart in Seattle’s RE Store have been responsible for creating over 400 furniture items from recycled materials, thus saving over 50,000 pounds of materials from our landfills! Eberhard will be demonstrating his techniques and will bring some examples of his work. See the RE Store’s website and click on Remade Furniture to see an eye-opening gallery of furniture that Eberhard has made: http://www.re-store.org/


I-5 to Exit 226 (Kincaid Street Exit). Go East up the hill. This is Broadway Street. Turn right on S. 13th Street and go about 6 blocks.The Hillcrest Park is on the right. Turn right into the parking lot in front of Hillcrest Lodge.

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