Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Claro Walnut Slab... it's a beauty!

This is the largest slab we've had yet! Took the fork lift to move it anywhere...

Dimensions are 11' 4" long x 39" - 49.5" wide x 3 1/8" thick

After countless hours of planing, the slab is now ready for sale.... here are a few pictures of this beauty!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Wedding Guestbooks.. 10 creative ways to incorporate wood

Why not get a little more creative than a standard paper guestbook! Impress your guests with your creativity.

There are hundreds of ideas out there but we narrowed it down to our top 10 favourites... enjoy!

1) Take a slab and either draw/paint/laser engrave something... a design that incorporates your theme, your initials, wedding date - anything! Have your guests sign on the rest of the slab. Finish the slab... and voila! You have a beautiful keepsake that will for sure be a conversation piece.

Photo courtesy of www.nathannowack.com
Photo courtesy of http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/photo/357903/

Photo courtesy of www.rusticweddingchic.com
2) Take a board... cut it at whatever length is appropriate and voila - you have a wooden guestbook. Laser engrave or practice your calligraphy and add a few touches... use the rest of the board as decorations for your other tables. Perfect for holding your cupcakes, candles, decorations etc. Or keep it for yourself as a cutting board!

Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/redlilybeading/6695036643/
3) Now this idea is just cool. Take a piece of plywood and cut tiny puzzle pieces. Don't have the right tools? We can laser cut them for you in any shape you want. Have your guests write little messages on the pieces and then put them together for a "wedding puzzle". 
Photo courtesy of http://masonjarsandmoonlight.tumblr.com/page/37
Photo courtesy of http://weddingsbymarytheresa.tumblr.com/

4) Love, love, love! And so simple. Take a few boards and put them together... sketch or engrave the couple (or any design really!) and have your guests sign everywhere else. This would be a beautiful keepsake for your wall.
Photo courtesy of www.bride2be.tumblr.com
5. Now I wouldn't try this by hand.. but why not take a thin slice of wood and make it your cover page for your guestbook. We can engrave just about anything you like. How about your wedding invitation design? Anything is possible.... you could also make two, and have your second one hold all your wedding cards.
Photo courtesy of http://theilenblog.com/
6. This idea is different... have your guests leave their thumb print! Pick a design that relates to your theme.... a tree (thumbprints are the leaves), a peacock (thumbprints are the feathers) etc.
Photo courtesy of www.weddingaces.com
7) This idea is perfect for a couple who can't decide on paper or wood :-) 
Make your sign out of wood and then have a traditional guestbook.... this concept can be easily done for all your wedding signs. We have over 80 different types of wood to choose from - you are guaranteed to find a colour that matches your theme!

Examples: arrows, seating chart, welcome sign, thank you sign

8. You can purchase this already made, or if you want something a little more personalized - make it yourself! We can laser cut the hearts (or any shape) and practice your dove tails on a fancier keepsake box! Text or images can be engraved on the top to make your box extra special.

9) This is a neat idea to have your friends and family always "support" you... take a larger slab and have your guests sign it. Afterwards, turn it into a bench top for the garden or a coffee table. Functional and sentimental!

Photo courtesy of recreatedesigncompany.com

Photo courtesy of http://www.stylemepretty.com/texas-weddings/page/13/

10) Last but not least... turn your own wedding pen. Quick, easy and simple to match your wedding theme style and colours!

Photo courtesy of www.etsy.com

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Spanish Cedar Humidor

We finally have Spanish Cedar thins in stock to make your project even easier!

Here are some resources to help you build a humidor... have fun!


Here is a plan and article courtesy of Fine Wood Working and article by Rick Allyn.