Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Recently New Live Edge Slabs

Happy Wednesday! I thought we'd inspire you with some photos of spectacular live edge wood slabs. Have you seen our new live edge wood showroom? It's bursting with inspiration... from serving trays, shelves, mantels, and tabletops. Until you can visit our store, we've got you covered. Here are a few of our favourite tabletops!

White Oak Burl Tabletop
Flat & ready for sanding
(60" x 65" x 9/4)

Figured Live Edge Maple Tabletop
Flat & ready for sanding
(46" x 100" x 8/4)

Walnut Live Edge Tabletop
Flat & ready for sanding
(2" x 40" x 7')

Cherry Live Edge Slab
Finished with Livos
 (2" x 33" x 63.5") 

Maple Live Edge Slabs

Claro Walnut Slab 
Finished with Livos
(40-62" x 87" x 8/4)

Box Elder Live Edge Slab

Cherry & Ambrosia Maple Tabletop
Finished with Livos
(36" x 72" x 8/4)

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Wide and Wonderful

Here are some of the latest goodies that are flat and ready to go! Photos are great to show the grain, but they don't often reflect an accurate representation of the size.... so dimensions are included below each photo.

Highly Figured Maple - 2" x (49-52") x 95"
African Teak - 1.5" x 22.5" x 58"

Figured Maple - 2" x 31" x 58"

Cherry (Left) -  2" x (26-33") x 110" and Cherry (Right) 2.75" x (25-32") x 111" 
Cherry, stained with Black Bean Livos - 2" x 39" x 73.5"

Figured Maple - 1.75" x (21-36") x 10',  Royal Mahogany - 2" x 29" x 61"

Maple Burl - 2.25" x 31.5" x 36"

Figured Spalted Maple - 2" x (15-18") x 73"

Spalted Elm (Front) 1.5" x 34" x 52" and Spalted Elm (Back) 1.75" x (32-34") x 69.25"

Friday, 12 June 2015

One of a kind pieces

As Beyoncé would say, "if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it"... well that applies to wood also! Except you should purchase it, and not propose. Cheesy jokes aside, I took a wander around the store and snapped some shots of really unique pieces. As of now, these are all available for sale but our stock changes daily.

There will always be someone here to help make your vision become reality. And with our new machine, the opportunities are endless...

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Inspiration - Summer DIY Projects

The snow is gone so you are likely not hibernating in your basement anymore. Well that doesn't mean that your woodworking creativity has to halt until the poor weather returns! Here is some summer inspiration for quick & easy projects. 

Have an idea that you think other woodworkers may enjoy? Feel free to post them here or on our Facebook page! 

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You can purchase the plans for these here at Lee Valley:,46158,46162

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Plants, Beer, and Comiccon

With the warmer weather finally here, we just want to be outside! But since we can't be at Clocktower enjoying Wil Wheaton's new beer, we'll settle for adding a little 'greenery' to our store. We now carry air plants!

What is an air plant? 
Well if you don't have a green thumb, these plants are ideal. They require basically no maintenance as they are airborne plants. As "Better Homes and Gardens" say, they 'thrive on neglect'!

Just spritz some water on them occasionally and they will survive. (Are you now humming "I Will Survive"? I am... great...)

For more information on how to grow them, click here to read a great article on the BH&G website.

Cathy had some fun displaying some various types of air plants in a unique Maple Burl we have on display. Next time you're in the shop, come take a look!

And here are a few pics of some *cringe* fake plants for inspiration on how to combine wood & greenery.

While you're at Comiccon this weekend, don't forget to stop by one of our customers booths, Ben from Elkasha Arts. He designs incredible Intarsia work in a variety of your favourite characters!
Give him a 'like here at