In 2014, C and J Woodworks had the honor of restoring a part of history. Conrad began restoration work on Evel Knievel’s personal furniture, a chair and ottoman, while completely rebuilding a matching couch that had been lost. The pieces will be on display at the Evel Knievel museum in Topeka, Kansas.
From the Emporia Gazette:
“Conrad Wempe’s passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles has brought him closer to a childhood hero than he ever imagined could happen.
Wempe, who owns and operates C and J Woodworks, last week was rebuilding and restoring an ottoman and chair that belonged to the late daredevil motorcyclist Evel Knievel.
“I’m just so honored to be able to touch this piece,” Wempe said, holding a shaped piece of wood that once had held up one side of the ottoman…”