Wood sculpting has become one of my favorite things to do in the shop. I first carved a wooden rose for a gift for my wife, and it is still one of our special treasures. Over the years I have carved roses out of a variety of different woods including red heart cedar, black Locust,Continue reading ““Love is like a red, red rose…””
From an old reclaimed piece of timber, I was able to create a beautiful handmade 3D star puzzle. This Doug Fir beam came from a falling down horse barn in Northern New Mexico and was destined for the dump or burn pile. I sliced my knife into the edge, confirmed it was Doug Fir, andContinue reading “The treasure lies within”
Have you ever wondered how much lumber one log has in it? Lumber of course starts out inside of a tree, and it is the job of a Sawyer to figure out how to mill each log to get the best and most lumber out of it. Below is a 17 foot white fir that diedContinue reading “Lumber lives in a tree”
We often forget how much time it takes for a fragile sappling to become a full grown established tree, and the many storms it must go through to become so strong. Likewise, we each must go through the many storms in life to become who we were created to be. “But we also glory inContinue reading “Building Character”
I just finished this new medium sized cutting board to fill a custom order. It is made from maple, mahogany and salt cedar which I salvaged then milled into lumber, and created this cutting board.
After 4 days of rain and snow, we were able to collect around 2200 gallons of water off of our roofs! As we wrote about in a previous post, we got our new cistern and gutters set up just as the first drops of rain from the last storm started to come down. Using anContinue reading “One drip at a time”
We all buy things that we need, wether it be a bag of groceries, kitchen utencils, new socks, furniture, a gift. I recently realized just how much I spend at the big corporate stores, just to save a few dollars. When money is tight it can be hard to chose that little local shop andContinue reading “Shop local”
While Noah was making sawdust, I spent the weekend finishing up some of my handmade crocheted and knitting pieces. All available in our Etsy Shop.
Over the weekend Noah started working on a couple new napkin holders. He is hand carving them out of lumber he milled from a local Taos, NM salvaged Siberian Elm tree. Stay tunned for the final products to be posted in our Etsy Shop.
If you live in any size town or city then you should consider turning your urban trees that need to come down into a valuable and usable resource. Check out this Video and be inspired! What is Urban Lumber? Follow us on Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/urbanlumbercommunityWhat is Urban Lumber? Every year in North America an estimated 4 billion boardContinue reading “What is Urban Lumber?”