Shenandoah Planing Mill will celebrate "Summertime at The Mill", a free community event focused on the woodworking community and featuring fun and educational activities for all ages and interests. The event will occur on June 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 471 Cold Storage Road in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Demonstrations and Other Activities
Highlighting the wide array of talented craftspeople and artisans in the area, the first annual "Summertime at the Mill" will feature many demonstrations including:
- wood turning by Two Rivers Turnings
- hardwood lumber sawing by S&K Enterprises
- CNC woodworking by Hudson Woodworking
- "Skoolie" bus from Willbilly's
Tours of Shenandoah Planing Mill will be available throughout the day and will highlight the unique vacuum kiln drying and slab planing/sanding capabilities. Local artists and crafters will display their work and be available to discuss their creations in person.
Lisa Lafferty, Sam Janotta, and Jesse Shultzaberger will perform live music from 12-30-3:30 p.m. A children's workshop, games, food, and other family-friendly activities will be ongoing throughout the afternoon. Pre-registration is recommended for participation in the children's workshop.
About Shenandoah Planing Mill
Shenandoah Planing Mill (SPM) is a new resource for quality hardwood lumber, flooring, architectural mouldings, and live edge slabs in Jefferson County and the Eastern Panhandle region. SPM's mission is to support the woodworking community, including contractors, homebuilders, artisans, woodworkers, and DIYers by offering networking, rentable workspace, expert advice, and quality materials. SPM stocks a large selection of hardwoods and has onsite ability to saw, kiln dry, and surface materials to custom specifications. The operation features a biomass boiler that burns woodchips as a way to lower its environmental footprint.
Shenandoah Planing Mill is the dream of father and daughter team John Van Vliet and Amanda McDaniel and their family. Longtime residents of Harpers Ferry, they are passionate and excited about doing business in Jefferson County featuring one of the Appalachian region's greatest natural resources.