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5 Ways to Keep Customers Happy – for Woodworkers
  A few unhappy and vocal customers could easily void the best marketing plan and destroy a woodworking business. Therefore, it is imperative to stay conscious of your customer’s experience with you and your company. The next few points touch...
8 Social Media Tips for Woodworkers
  In our post about identifying your woodworking market, we touched on three major points that we feel should be thoroughly examined and consistently reexamined to ensure you know exactly who your target market is. In the third point we...
3 Keys to Identifying Your Woodworking Market
As a woodworker you know what you love to do and you know what you love to create.   Everyone wants to make a living at something they love, but oftentimes our dreams are never fully realized due to various...
10 Ways to Locally Advertise a Woodworking Business
Marketing Gunstock at the Las Vegas Shot Show Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this post, it should be noted that there is a difference between marketing and advertising, though advertising is a part of marketing. A...
Interior Design Trends Woodworkers Should Know of.
The wood industry is often influenced by a number of factors that aren’t always directly associated with wood or woodworking. Just as in any other industry, it’s all about supply and demand. For example, the burl industry has been affected...
The History of California’s Walnuts
  Here at California Pacific Specialty Woods we provide many different types of wood, but the majority of what we harvest is walnut wood. If you take a drive through Northern California’s back roads, one might think that walnut trees...
Why is a 2 x 4 not 2″ x 4″ ?
  Have you ever gone to the lumber store to pick up some wood and wondered why the 2 x 4’s are actually 1-½ x 3-½ inches? At first it could seem like false advertising, or that over time the...
Hardwood VS Softwood
  When most think of the term hardwood, it is assumed that the name has reference to the actual hardness or density of the wood. The same could be said for the term softwood, that per its name, this wood...
What is Plain Sawn? Quarter Sawn? Rift Sawn?
  Plain Sawn: Plain sawn, also known as flat sawn, is the most cost-efficient method of milling logs into slabs and planks. It is achieved by milling parallel through the log, minimizing waste and maximizing lumber and slab size. There...
Walnut Wood
  Bastogne Walnut Bastogne Walnut, also called Paradox, is a hybrid between Claro and English walnut strains. The trees produce particularly hard wood with exquisite character in both coloring and grain. The colors vary from a light golden yellow to...
Live Edge Trend
  In a world that is quickly becoming digital and mass produced, there is a trend growing that emphasizes natural beauty and uniqueness. Furniture for the longest time was built and shaped to be symmetrical, with refined edges and smooth...