Faces of Menlo: Thomas Kieninger
Thomas Kieninger is the second Kieninger to make and repair furniture at the Barn Wood Shop, taking over the business from his father Al. He devotes Saturdays to caning – and reports demand is steady.
The Barn Wood Shop has been in business for 80 years in its location – you guessed it! – at a barn built in 1885 that’s now part of the Allied Arts Guild. The 1885 date is a year earlier than the Russian Orthodox Church building on Crane St. So now we’re on the lookout for anything in Menlo still standing that was built before 1885.