Say hello to your own joggling board, just in time for fall!
by The Press and Standard | November 9, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 6, 2019 at 1:45 pm
By KRISTI OUTLAND
Owner, The Joggling Factory
There are two types of people. Type A is one who gets excited at the thought of handcrafting a piece of furniture, and type B is the one intimidated by the entire process without a clue as to where to start.
In the realm of outdoor seating, the joggling board is a special piece of furniture that many outdoor lovers want on their porch. Thankfully, it’s one that any level of craftsman can handle on his or her own!
This how-to comes straight from The Joggle Factory, a locally owned and operated company that creates timeless, sustainable joggling boards. The company started producing these boards back in 2010 to keep the joggling tradition alive in South Carolina. Then owner and founder Kristi Outland discovered that there were folks living outside of the Lowcountry who wanted to joggle along too. The only problem is that a 10-foot or larger joggling board must travel on a freight truck — that delivery fee on a joggling board can get pricey. Because of this, the Edisto company created a DIY Joggling Board Kit so fellow outdoor enthusiasts, and those longing for a little “southern comfort” outside of the Lowcountry, could still enjoy a slice of renowned culture without breaking the bank.
Since then, the DIY demand has grown locally as well, and now South Carolina customers are taking matters into their own hands. Many customers find the DIY Joggling Board Kit to be a great option for reasons beyond cost. Customers have shared feeling real pride in building their own joggling board that the entire family can enjoy and even pass down as a family heirloom. Others make it a family or team building activity to create memories and an heirloom too.
The Joggle Factory provides very detailed instructions within the DIY kits that are easy to follow. In addition to assembly instructions, instructions show how to locally source the proper wood for the top board, aiming to cost less than $40, depending on size. A complete tool list and explanation of how to use each tool is included. A drill is needed, but a drill bit is included. An optional tool is a router with 3/4 round-over bit for rounded edges. The Joggle Factory’s Charleston Green paint and primer are part of the kit.
If those who’ve been thinking about adding a joggling board to their terrace, porch or covered outdoor setting, but have been concerned about the cost or were just a little intimidated by a DIY, then The Joggle Factory DIY Joggling Board Kit could be a fun, inexpensive project for the family.
For a limited time only, The Joggle Factory will be offering $25 off the retail price for the DIY Joggling Board Kit. To learn more about the DIY Joggling Board Kit, visit thejogglefactory.com and get joggling!
About The Joggle Factory
Founded in March of 2010, The Joggle Factory is a family-owned and operated business that designs and builds authentic, classically styled joggling boards to create a timeless and traditional look for a patio, garden, porch, or any number of living areas.
Each joggling board is custom built using sustainable, locally harvested lumber that travels less than 50 miles to the place where it’s then handcrafted. All lumber is harvested from the same Lowcountry soil of the first joggling boards, which originated in the 1800s.
Today, The Joggle Factory’s boards can be found in South Carolina at the Summerville Visitor Center, the Charleston Visitor Center, the Renaissance Hotel in Charleston, the Scout Southern Market in Beaufort and Kiawah Beach Club, among many other notable establishments. Nationally, their boards reside at the Peter & Paul Hotel in New Orleans, La., The Siren Hotel in Detroit, Mich., and the Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds, Lake Oconee, Ga., among others.
For more information, visit www.thejogglefactory.com or call 843-200-2073.