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Old 01-13-2008, 09:52 PM
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Thanks to the GopherHaul show, I had a great chance to meet up with Rod of http://www.redwoodbridges.com.

You have some fantastic products and I noticed you are located in Arkansas. We have quite a few members on here from your state!

Could you give us a little tour and tell us a little how you got started in this business? It's really fascinating!

Do you have any pictures of your shop where you make your products? I'd love to see!
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:40 PM
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These are very nice. could work this into a landscape or renovation very easy.

I saved the site link

thanks Steve good one!
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HI Steve and thanks for your kind words about my garden bridges and woodcrafts. Yes I am out here in beautiful Mena, Arkansas right at the foot of rich mountain.
I started out about 9 years ago in woodworking by building a small footbridge for my wife to go over our small pond. A few people saw it and wanted me to build them one. I started building them in my front yard( In California at that time) people stated stopping by to ask me to build them bridges and before long I had to quit my computer related job to build garden brides full time.
I opened my website back in 1998 and after a few years it started bringing in enough customers where now I get most of my businss from the website( www.Redwoodbridges.com) I continue to add new designed products when I get a chance to design and build them. Some people have referred to me as "The Unknown Craftsman" I guess it was a friendly way to say" Who is the guy who bulds the bridges?"
Thanks again Steve its a great forum you have here and I appreciate the chance to introduce myself here to all your members and viewers.
All the best from Rod The Unknown Craftsman



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Hi Rod,

That is an amazing and inspirational story! Thank you for jumping in here!

Free Redwood Landscape Bridge Giveaway!

Rod was very kind enough to allow us to give away "one of my 30 inch or 36 inch decorative footbridges. I sell them for 99.00 on my website." for FREE. Including shipping (you must live in the 48 states of North America)



If you are interested in winning this bridge, please make a post and say Hi to Rod, to tell us you are in!

I am going to be promoting this in the next GopherHaul as well.

Visit http://www.redwoodbridges.com for more bridge products!
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Hi Rod,

I checked out your website and you do really good work. I have always liked woodworking and watch just about every new yankee workshop. I think you could give Norm a run for his money!
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Rick's in! Who else would like a free landscape bridge?
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Hey Rod,
Thats some sweet work you do. I have a customer that has Koi pond with a 20' stream leading down to the pond and one of your bridges would work great. I will be refering her to your site. And Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks and keep up the great work here on gophergraphics.
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Hi Rod! Very nice work and a gorgeous product! I wouldn't mind having one of these myself, but also, I agree with Tim... these SHOULD be a fairly easy sell. I'm going to use some of the pictures, if you don't mind, and put them in a book to show to my customers.

By the way... I'M IN!
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Hello this is Rod again and just wanted to say thank you to evryone for all the kind words and compliments on my woodcrafts. I really appreciate it!
thanks also to everyone who enters the contest and I will be happy to build the winner a very nice decorative bridge!
Take care and best wishes from Handcrafted Garden Bridges and woodcrafts from Rod
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Hey Rod,
I checked out your website and you do really nice work.
I've got about three people that may like to have one this
spring or summer around there house. GET'R DONE!

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