The Offerman Rocket Lifts Off!

The Offerman Rocket Lifts Off!

Introducing the Offerman Rocket for sale now in our online store. Nick considers American white oak to be the most noble of woods. It’s simple beauty, strength, and ease to work with has made it a staple in construction, ship building and furniture making. Heck, the USS Constitution ‘Old Iron Sides’ herself was built with white […]

Rump-Stump Ballyhoo

Rump-Stump Ballyhoo

Michele has been hard at work developing a brand new product for the OWS Store. We’re pleased to announce that it has just launched, and is affectionately known as the Ramblin’ Rump-Stump. It’s a collapsible camp chair that is lightweight, rugged, and a lean, mean reclining machine: In light of this new addition to the inventory, […]

The Importance of the Mock-Up

The Importance of the Mock-Up

One of the most important elements of designing an object, a building, a landscape (or anything for that matter) is the mock-up. A mock-up is a scaled (often times full scale) model of a design, fabricated out of inexpensive materials and used to evaluate design elements in question. It has so many purposes, but the […]

Praise the Pinch Dog

Praise the Pinch Dog

If you missed the first post about this project, you can find it here When we left off, Lee and Krys were cutting dados in the edges of these giant triangles to receive splines for the circular glue up. Plenty of glue and hefty splines helped to keep all of our radial seams strong, but […]

Chop on This

Chop on This

A few weeks back Krys and Matty headed to OWS’s favorite wood supplier, Bohnhoff Lumber, to pick up a few sticks of 8/4 walnut. The Mission:  To create a 42″ by 102″ end grain butcherblock kitchen island.  To put this into meat eating perspective, that’s enough space to put 3 whole hogs side by side […]