Life, Minnesota, Woodworking

My Minneapolis Table Has Found a Forever Home

Backstory: Last year, I built a table that resembles the downtown skyline of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Table

I didn’t intend to keep it after I finished building it, so I contacted a few local organizations to see if they’d be interested in accepting it as a donation. I’m happy to announce that the Minneapolis table has found a home at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, a fine-arts museum in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Here I am making the furniture delivery on a Monday in June:

Donating the Minneapolis Table

The museum employees that I spoke to when I dropped it off said they planned to use it in their retail store to display work by local artists, and when I visited the museum yesterday for the first time since then, I found it after just a few minutes of browsing the gift shop:

Minneapolis Table in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Retail Store

I imagine this is how parents feel when their child moves out and gets a job, no longer needing their support. I’ll never forget you, Minneapolis table; don’t forget to call me on Christmas and my birthday.

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