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Disabilities do not define the individual. JCDC Woodworks in Ravenswood, West Virginia, demonstrates this daily by providing meaningful employment and learning opportunities—through woodworking—to individuals with intellectual, physical and emotional needs. Live edge tables and other household furnishings are carefully crafted one at a time, maintaining the natural edges and wood grain textures found in the Appalachian Mountains. Sales of these pieces help sustain the services offered.

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Woodcraft gathered experts to weigh in on trends in woodworking and careers in craftsmanship in this Woodworking Adventures blog.

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Brittany Bailey’s parents introduced her to tools and building during her childhood and instilled in her the belief that “I could do anything a boy could do—if not better.” As an adult, the Raleigh, North Carolina, licensed general contractor who renovates and sells houses, along with managing PrettyHandyGirl.com and a lot more, is passionate about breaking down the stereotype that women are not handy and that not everyone can “do it yourself.”

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Woodcraft employee Craig Arnold shows Eric Gorges, host of A Craftsman's Legacy, all about a card scraper. He covers proper setup and why it's one of the best tools to have in the shop.

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Teri Masaschi’s life goal was not to become a finishing expert. At age 14, she was focused on earning money to enroll in a private school that combined academics and the arts – including woodworking. Read more in Sharon’s Woodworking Adventures blog to see what sparked Teri’s interest in furniture restoration and woodworking. 

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Ellen Fure Smith of Little Bare Furniture created a beautiful plywood and purpleheart carved chair for our Late Spring 2020 Woodcraft Catalog. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos and watch her video showing how it all came together.

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The American Woodshop co-hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips have dreamed for years of creating the ultimate building on a budget. Last year, they got their chance. With the help of some friends, a good ol’-fashioned barn raising took place near the couple’s Piqua, Ohio, home, and Suzy’s “She-Barn” became a reality. Part of the barn build was featured on Season 27 of the couple’s educational woodworking television show, which airs nationwide on public television.

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With a little bit of time and patience with a slab of your wood choice, using a few finishing products and adding wood legs or leg hardware, can culminate into a beautiful piece of furniture that is sure to be the room's highlight and topic of conversation with family and guests in any home! In this project we delve into the making of a live edge walnut slab coffee table with some stunning grain.

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   Woodcraft and WorkbenchCon unite with many sponsors, makers, hobbyists and handcrafted woodworking businesses in support of the growing maker, social media influencer evolution at WorkbenchCon 2020. 

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Whether you want to repair, expand or update your home’s current deck or would like to build a brand-new one, warmer weather is prime time for outdoor projects. Danny Lipford, national home improvement expert and host of Today’s Homeowner TV & Radio, shares his best advice for successful deck building.

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