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General Finishes figured out a way to get their water-based stains to work like oil-based stains, but with easy water cleanup, low odor, low VOC and noncombustiblity.  It’s the best of both worlds! And now, they have 9 new colors to choose from. 

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In the spirit of getting our green on, we compiled this list of shamrock-shaded workshop helpers and project supplies that you can find at your local Woodcraft store. The grass is not greener in your buddy’s garage or she-shed, lads and lasses. Thank your lucky stars that you have the inside connection for all your woodworking needs: Woodcraft!

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Woodcraft invites woodworkers to enter the “Build It! with Jory & John Sweepstakes” for a chance to win furniture building lessons taught by West Coast furnituremaker Jory Brigham and East Coast builder John Malecki. Contest Ends 4/30/19. 

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On this edition of Woodworking Adventures, I sat down with Carl & Robin Jacobson at our Woodcraft Vendor Trade Show. We shared some lathe time while talking about their woodworking life together at home and on the road in their mobile shop…. up next…. on Woodcraft’s Woodworking Adventures.

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At one time, every man in America worth a nickel had a pocketknife on him. “You never know when you might need it” was the philosophy, and a man always wanted to be prepared for any situation. There are still plenty of folks out there who consider a pocketknife as critical as a cell phone.

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The American Woodshop co-hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips will focus Season 26 of their long-running PBS television show on a history in wood with custom creations from independent woodshops across the country. Thirteen new episodes will begin airing Saturday, January 19. Check your local PBS station for airtimes. Woodcraft is proud to continue our sponsorship of The American Woodshop.

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For the 15th year in a row, volunteer woodturners gathered at Woodcraft stores nationwide over Veterans Day weekend to make pens during the Turn for Troops National Turn-a-Thon. This year’s event produced 17,097 one-of-a-kind wood pens which will be sent to active duty or recovering military personnel across the globe. Since the first event in 2004, 175,224 pens have been crafted for the troops.

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When I came to work at the Woodcraft Corporate office late last year, I knew little about woodworking. I spent years working in a very different type of business and it was all new to me. Before my life became so busy with running kids every which way, I was a DIY junkie. I loved to do crafty things, but other than restoring a dining room table and painting a chest of drawers, I hadn’t done many of those kinds of projects in recent years. 
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The idea of incorporating family heirlooms into your home appeals to a lot of people. A mix of old and new décor can actually work very well together to create a space that is warm and inviting with a comfortable lived-in look. Woodcraft’s graphic designer Tara Piggott reimagined a travel trunk built by her grandfather into a beautiful storage trunk for her home. Check out how she did it in this Woodworking Adventures blog. 

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The Patriot Woodworker organization is asking the public to support a fundraiser that will make the Christmas holiday brighter for a severely wounded veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and his family. Woodcraft is one of three retailers sponsoring the project.

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