Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Wood ideal for glow in the dark tables

The concept of 'glow in the dark' is not just for kids toys anymore! One of the latest trends in the world of woodworking, is adding resin & powder giving the wood a glow in the dark effect. We think it's pretty cool so I took a browse around our store with my iPhone and snapped a few pics of boards I think would work really well!

For more information on how to achieve this look, here are some helpful links:

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Wood Identification Contest

A few weeks ago, we were fortunate to attend and exhibit at the Woodworks Conference held in Perth. It was a fantastic weekend. So much knowledge and enthusiasm all under the same roof! 

We thought it would be fun to have a 'Wood Identification' contest. We poked around our store searching for really interesting woods that would make you really think! We'd like to thank everyone who took the time to play our little game. A big congratulations goes to Andrew Strome, who is the winner and received a $250 gift certificate to our store. 

Thought we'd post the answers just for fun....

#1 - Black Limba
#2 - Willow Burl
#3 - Apple
#4 - East Indian Rosewood
#5 - Katalox
#6 - Red Zebrawood
#7 - Buckeye Burl
#8 - Verawood
#9 - Amboyna Burl
#10 - Spalted Maple

Friday, 18 July 2014

Wood to Wow

You start with a block of wood and end with a work of art. Well sometimes, other times you just end up with a pile of sawdust :-)

Here are some examples that turned out really great! We would also love to see what you've created with our wood. Please feel free to email us your images and we will get them up on our gallery for others to enjoy....

Zebrawood on our new stainless steel bottle stoppers
Banksia Nut 
African Mahogany on a Round Top European Pen Kit 
East Indian Rosewood - Christmas Ornament
Maple Burl
Maple with an 8" pepper mill kit
Verawood - turned egg to show the grain 
Canarywood - turned egg to show the grain

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Plywood - 15% off!

For the month of July, plywood is 15% off!

If you are reading this post, you are not here taking advantage of this amazing sale! We rarely put plywood on special so you don't want to miss out on this.

We've got the basics such as Baltic Birch, Wiggle Board and Lamiply, but we also have a variety of more interesting veneered plywoods. Teak, Wenge and Mahogany just to name a few...

If the plywood/lumber won't fit your vehicle, don't worry we can make rough cuts!

While quantities last.... and don't forget, Walnut & Iroko lumber are also on special this month.

Half of our plywood stock

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Buckeye Burl - Finished

The Buckeye Burl has been finished! It was a long process to get this beauty done but it was absolutely worth it! Sanded to perfection and finished with 3 coats of Livos.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

What's New - June 7th

It's been a busy week for us at KJP! Unloading skids & skids of beautiful wood... here are some pics of what has arrived! There are many more new things - but you'll have to visit the store to see :-)

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Redwood Lace Burl
Live Edge Cherry & Pine slabs - exceptionally wide.
Here is a close-up of the slab right above. The dimensions are 2.5" x 29" x 102".
And here is a close-up of the Pine slab from right above. The dimensions are 4" x 25" x 101".
Our Spalted/Live Edge row is bursting with new slabs... a must see!
For the first time in KJP history, we finally have 6/4 Walnut - and it's gorgeous stuff!

9ft Prime Cherry, 4/4

Looking to save on Cherry? These new 4ft lengths are ideal!

5/4 Maple - back in stock

5/4 Cherry - a wonderful new skid with some really wide boards as well! Don't wait long if that's what you need...

6/4 Cherry 

This is only a small amount of the Live Edge Walnut slabs now available... if you like Walnut, a trip in to KJP is a must!

See what I mean? And each one is nicer than the next...
Another new Live Edge species for KJP - Ambrosia Maple! 

This is our Cherry section, nice and full!

Pen Blanks & Turning Hardware - lots of new goodies! See our What's New page for all the items

Calling all carvers! We now have 4/4 & 10/4 Basswood in stock. 16/4 to arrive later next week.