A wooden sports car?

For some reason it never occurred to me to attempt to build an automobile out of wood.

Are we dinosaurs?

It seems like every time I turn on the TV, there is some program about dinosaurs.

Working with bamboo

In the last two weeks, three different people have asked me what I think of “this new bamboo” material. And, since I have done two jobs using bamboo, I can actually offer an informed (albeit biased) opinion: It is the weirdest “wood” I have ever worked with!

They want alder?

The job we have in the shop right now starts out with the fabrication of 28 interior doors. Inch and three quarters thick, eight feet tall and made of alder. When the customers told me they wanted to use alder, I almost choked! Alder? That’s…. well…. crap. In over 35 years of “high end” cabinetmaking […]

Pulling rabbets out of the hat

Have you ever been in one of those situations where it seems like you are simply not going to be able to avoid crashing into the wall?