General Woodcraft Blog

Paduak Hardwood: Custom Made Jewelry Box

Posted by Mark Brewer on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

Paduak Hardwood Custom Crafted Jewelry Box Paduak jewelry box with maple inlay

Local craftsman Terry Danielson created a unique, custom made wooden jewelry box for his daughter-in-law.  The beautiful handcrafted hardwood jewelry box is a work of art.  Handmade from Paduak hardwood with a maple inlay, the craftsmanship in Terry’s work is evident.  The heart shaped design was cut from a piece of Paduak hardwood, an exotic hardwood species from Africa that has good strength and a rich interlocking grain pattern.  Paduak is a gorgeous orangey brown color that will darken to browner tones naturally as it ages.

To get the maple inlay to fit
Paduak jewelry box with maple inlay open properly into the design, Terry meticulously sanded both the maple and the Paduak for a perfect fit of the two wood species.  Terry used multiple coats of Water-Lok to finish his hardwood project to a beautiful luster. Paduak hardwood is a great wood species to consider for a number of different custom woodworking projects.

Learn more about custom wood working services, Paduak hardwood and other domestic hardwoods by following any of the links below:

Padauk Hardwood

Maple Hardwood

Common and Domestic Hardwoods

Exotic and Figured hardwoods

Custom Woodworking

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Woodworkers Blog for Hardwood Lovers

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 @ 02:18 PM

General Woodcraft is proud to announce our new Woodworkers Blog. If you are a woodworking professional or woodworking hobbyist, we want to hear from you! We have been supplying hardwood lumber and fine veneers to the woodworking community for over sixty years. We meet all sorts of wonderful people who turn their skills and passion for fine woodworking into remarkable projects.

Whether you are a handmade hardwood kitchen accessories from cherry, mahogany and maplecabinet maker, wood carver, furniture maker, boatbuilder, clockmaker, finish carpenter or woodworker of any type, we want to hear from you! If the smell of freshly cut wood and the buzzing of power tools gets your heart racing just a little, you're in the right place. Send us pictures of your woodworking projects! Tell us stories about your woodworking projects! We would love to hear your custom hardwood guitars and basses by Adam Stonewoodworking success stories and any woodworking tips or techniques that you find useful.

General Woodcraft specializes in all sorts of native hardwood species such as; Ash,Basswood, Birch, Red Birch, Native Cherry, Red Oak, White Oak, Poplar, Maple, Walnut and lots more. Additionally we offer a variety of exotic hardwood and softwood species such as Teak, Bamboo, Phillipine Mahogany, Spanish Cedar, Honduran Mahogany, Purpleheart, Lacewood, Lyptus, Wenge, Cocobolo, Ebony, Leopardwood, Rosewood, Padauk, Zebrawood and lots more!

Wood is one of the only natural resources in the world that will regenerate itself in our lifetime. Whatever your woodworking project, whatever your favorite wood species are to work with, please, feel free to go ahead and make a little sawdust!

Learn more about native and common wood species here

Check out exotic and figured wood species here


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