Wood from Downed Trees at Edison & Ford Winter Estates Available to Local Woodworkers


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        Wood from Downed Trees at Edison & Ford Winter Estates Available to Local Woodworkers  

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 9, 2018) -- Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering wood from downed trees to local woodworkers. Many large trees at the historic site were lost during Hurricane Irma. Some of the wood is rare or unusual, such as Pink Ivory, Blue Mahoe and African Mahogany. Woodworkers are invited to view the wood on May 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. or Thursday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at 2145 Larchmont Avenue, Fort Myers, Fla. 33901. 
Wood from downed trees at Edison & Ford Winter Estates is on display in the drying yard.

After viewing the wood, interested woodworkers will be required to submit a project proposal, including the size and species of wood desired; a description of the product(s) to be created from selected pieces; approximate retail value of the proposed piece; a list of previous projects, including awards or recognition received; and three photos of previous work, including the size and sales price of each piece. 

Proposals will be reviewed as they are received and if approved, woodworkers will be notified when they may pick up selected piece(s). Edison Ford reserves the right of first refusal to sell (on commission) any pieces created from the wood. Any unused wood will be returned to Edison Ford within three years of the contract date. Interested woodworkers may email Britta at bsoderq@edisonfordwinterestates.org. 


Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Edison & Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 250,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.