Father's Day Gift Ideas for Fathers that Love Woodworking

May 30, 2012

Skip the tie, and give your father something he will really love by surprising him with a new toy for his workshop this Father’s Day, June 17, 2012. Host of the PBS Television Series American Woodshop Scott Phillips recently released a video discussing his top picks for father’s day gifts this year. Here are the products Phillips

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Sunset Magazine's Favorite DIY Backyard Woodworking Projects

May 23, 2012

In a recent article, Sunset magazine editors’ assembled a list of their favorite DIY projects to enhance backyards this summer season. From adding a fun new way to enjoy your yard to enhance the look and feel of your landscape, these projects are sure to result in backyard project you can truly be proud of. Here

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How One Teacher & His Students Kept Woodshop Class From Being Cut

May 21, 2012

When cuts to education threatened to eliminate a woodshop class at Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, one dedicated teacher refused to take it sitting down.  Mr. Howell Jackson, armed with his knowledge of woodworking and his passion for his students, was determined to fight the impact of the cuts by creating

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Woodworking World's Highest Honor: Challengers Awards

May 16, 2012

The International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair (IWF) is now taking entries for the 2012 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Awards. Known as the highest honor in the woodworking industry, the Challengers Awards competition takes place every two years to recognize those companies that introduce innovative and game-changing woodworking products including machinery, supplies and services. A recent news

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A North Carolina Craftsman Combines Passions for Music & Woodworking

May 14, 2012

Recently published in the local North Carolina publication Hickory Daily Record, a Morganton woodworker shares his story of how he became an award winning player and craftsman of dulcimer instruments. Alan Darveaux was first introduced to the dulcimer while in a folk group at his Kentucky college, and it was love at first sight. “I immediately took

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Cool Wooden Bunk Bed & Loft Design Ideas

May 9, 2012

Children will be more excited to start the 2012 school year if they have a brand new bunk bed or loft made just for them! A custom bunk bed or loft can transform a room into a special place for playing, reading and drifting off to dreamland. Whether it’s adding a fun way to climb

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Wood of the Month: Bloodwood

May 3, 2012

With heartwood that varies from a pale orange-red to a deep red, bloodwood trees are native to Brazil, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Panama among other regions. It is the most commonly used exotic wood in the United States, according to Woodworking Network. Popular for its rich tones and gold luster, bloodwood is often used as an accent

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