This project took a major step forward with the commencement of the Kickstarter campaign!
So, what is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform. What does that mean? Well, rather than get a bank loan, or seek venture capital, crowd-funding pairs makers directly with backers. Individual backers pledge as much as they wish, and are free to interact directly with the maker. Backers can also choose from a variety of rewards posted by the makers. These items are usually part of the process being backed.
How Kickstarter operates.
When creating a project, makers decide on an appropriate budget, and duration. Once launched, backers are free to pledge. However, the project must at least reach the goal within the stated time period, otherwise no one is charged.
After just about one week, I’m happy to report that things are proceeding better than I had anticipated! The Oeben Table project is 34% funded. I’ve also been contacted with an offer of material support from a well known woodworking store. But there’s always room for one more backer! If you haven’t already, please go to this page, and support the project. Even if you can’t contribute now, please help by forwarding this link to your friends and family, anyone whom you think might appreciate/be intrigued by/become enamored with it. Then check this site for updates as the project progresses.