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Sawdust Press

Here at Cookcraft Woodworking, we try to be as eco-friendly as possible. This starts with the source material - reclaimed wood - and ends with waste disposal. A lot of sawdust is created during the process.   We collect it, mix it up into a watery soup with...

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Entryway Upgrade

In another attempt to work on the sustainability front, instead of replacing an outdated door, we cut a few holes in the old one and added some glass. For about the same price as a new replacement, we were able to take a cheap, old door,...

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Malian Mahogany

  After obtaining his engineering degree, Pieter volunteered in West Africa for two years with the Peace Corps. While there, he continued to build furniture - a bed, couch, and matching side tables. A local church felled a few mahogany trees (a very hard wood -...

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Dome Trellis

Using leftovers from a fence project and a tree that was recently cut, a rotting trellis was replaced with something a bit more eye-catching. By curving the struts, the dome shape itself become 'depixelated'. Electricity and a light were wired in alongside the grapevine....

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Swinging Couch

This design turned out to be unexpectedly comfortable. Easy to lose track of a warm afternoon in the sunshine. Made out of some leftover flooring, scraps of climbing rope, and a few old cushions that were lying around. The technique used for bending the wood is done without a...

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