Today, more and more woodworkers are interested in using salvaged wood. Some are building furniture that combines “reclaimed wood” with new material, while others complete entire projects using boards rescued from the dumpster. Even the high-end home furnishing catalogs tout this trend, showing off expensive wooden tables with nail holes, rust stains, and old paint as prominent features.
In Part 2 of this Extreme Garage Shop Makeover blog and inside issue #43 of the Woodcraft Magazine, is a Hand-Tool Wall Cabinet like the one hanging in the Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac workshop. Senior Editor Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, took a trip to Tommy’s workshop in Boston to go over some ideas on building this handy organized display unit to build this article.
The team from Black Dog Salvage recently traveled from Roanoke, Virginia, to Louisville, Kentucky, where the 16th Woodcraft National Sales Conference and Vendor Trade Show was held. Season 4 of their popular TV show Salvage Dawgs, with co-hosts Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp, began June 7 on the DIY Network. Mike and Robert were on hand to connect with Woodcraft franchise store owners, and they shared some great upcycling projects with those attending the closed show.