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 briefly discussed how to reach your market, and we believe social media platforms can be crucial... Continue Reading →

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 by the automotive industry. Automotive manufacturers pulled back on their purchase of wood veneer as... Continue Reading →

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 have always grown in California. This assumption could be expected based on the obvious amount of... Continue Reading →

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 is inherently softer than hardwood. Ironically, the terms hardwood and softwood have no reference to the... Continue Reading →

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 are however drawbacks to milling in this fashion, including possible twisting and cupping during drying. Quarter... Continue Reading →

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