We want you to leave our store excited and ready to create some sawdust, and have your finished project be beautiful, tough, and ready for a lifetime of love. We have carefully selected Sutherland Welles, EcoPoxy, and West System to use and sell in our own shop to get those same results. After spending many years learning the ins and outs of these products, we can give you in depth application instructions and tips for getting the best possible finished piece.
Mary Goderwis, President of Sutherland Welles, is coming to answer your questions and do a demonstration of some of their outstanding products.
George Nakashima is one of the most influential contemporary woodworkers of all time. A Japanese-American architect and furniture maker, he has inspired generations of woodworkers. His signature work celebrates the organic, individualist nature of wood. His large live edge table tops embrace the rough wild nature of natural edges, crevices and cracks, highlighting the figure of the wood with simple, beautiful finishing and expert butterfly joinery.
A common problem found working with reclaimed or old cut lumber is the need to clean up and mill the wood while maintaining the weathered appearance. Whether one is making a new project, or trying to match the wood in an older piece, the grayed out “old look” can be a challenge to achieve.
Claro walnut trees are no longer planted and are becoming increasingly fewer and fewer. They are now being taken down because of old age and changing land use. What once was a beautiful back yard tree has grown to an unmanageable old giant. That is where we come in.
As a client told me the other day, wood is perpetual. It is an organic substance and is constantly moving from its form as a tree through its life in any wood product. The constant movement in wood is caused by wood fibers and cells absorbing and losing moisture in response to changes in the relative humidity of the surrounding environment.