Woodworkers build interest in craft

Post date: Feb 22, 2011 5:37:55 PM

Within a matter of weeks after the Greenville Woodworkers Guild opened its new 24,000-square-foot facility off West Butler Road in Mauldin, people started stopping by. In December, the guild gained 40 new members. For those members who recalled the uncertain days when the guild had only 40 members, it was a milestone moment.

“It's wonderful,” says Wayne Comstock, the guild's president.

When you walk into the new workshop in the heart of Mauldin, the gentle buzz of saws and sanders and chatter melds together. The smell of fresh wood fills the air, and it's a surprisingly warm environment.