Category Archives: Shop Thoughts

What is a Planer

Woodworking is an art form that has been cherished for centuries, allowing craftsmen to create stunning pieces from a humble block of wood. To achieve that perfect finish, woodworkers rely on an array of tools, each with its own unique purpose. Among these tools, the planer stands as a true game-changer, offering unparalleled efficiency and […]

What is a Jointer

Powermatic wood planer in a woodshop.

Woodworking is an art that combines creativity and craftsmanship to transform raw lumber into exquisite pieces of furniture and functional structures. One of the essential tools in any woodworking shop is the jointer machine, a device that plays a pivotal role in achieving straight, smooth, and accurate surfaces on lumber. In this article, we enter […]

What is a Table Saw?

In the realm of woodworking, a tool stands as an iconic symbol of precision and versatility – the table saw. This powerful machine has been a cornerstone of woodshops for centuries, revolutionizing the way craftsmen cut and shape wood. From its humble beginnings to its modern advancements, a table saw has become an indispensable companion […]

What is a Bandsaw?

Grizzly Bandsaw set up in a woodshop.

In the realm of woodworking, few tools hold as much significance and versatility as the bandsaw. This workhorse of a machine has been a staple in woodshops for over 100 years, and its unmatched ability to slice through various materials with precision has made it an indispensable companion for both novice hobbyists and seasoned craftsmen […]

Adhesives in the Wood Shop

Various types of woodshop adhesives grouped together on a table.

In the world of woodworking, adhesives play a vital role in joining pieces of wood together to create sturdy and durable projects. Adhesives are a large part of what takes the 2-dimensional pieces and turns them into a 3-dimensional product. With a wide range of adhesives available, each with its own unique properties, it can […]

Teak: Versatile and Durable

Teak wood, with its exceptional qualities, has been a cherished material in the realms of furniture and construction for centuries. Its durability, strength, and natural beauty make it a popular choice among craftsmen and homeowners alike. Here we explore the various aspects of teak wood, its applications, advantages, drawbacks, and how it compares to other […]

Furniture Styles: Waterfall Tables

Waterfall Oak Coffee Table

In the realm of interior design and furniture craftsmanship, few styles are as visually captivating and conversation-starting as the waterfall table. Originally these tables were in vogue in the 70s and 80s and you would commonly see the style on tables and benches. With its seamless flowing lines and organic beauty, this unique furniture piece […]

Tips to Care for Wood Furniture

Rubio monocoat on a wood table next to a cloth.

You’ve just welcomed home a new addition to your space in the form of a beautiful wood furniture piece. It’s gorgeous, it was expensive, and you want to keep it in as good a condition as possible. Keep reading and we’ll do our best to ensure you have all the information you need to accomplish […]

A New Toy In The Shop! – Festool Sander!

Festool Sander In The Shop We recently made an upgrade to our equipment in the shop in the form of a Festool Sander! For Eric, our Operations and Production Manager, Christmas came early! Our previous sander in the shop was a DeWalt which has been perfect for us getting set up and started as a […]