Monthly Archives: May 2013

Craftsmanship and Tradition

(Note: This is the third-part in a series about The Fine Woodworking Program at the College of the Redwoods that Beech Tree owner Nic James and employee, Jason Roberts, attended.)
For James, the greatest benefit of attending the school was the interactive and collaborative nature of the program, along with the close-friendships formed. Subconsciously, James has recreated the interactive atmosphere of the College of the Redwoods’ woodworking program at Beech Tree Woodworks.

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At a Crossroads: Part II of The Art of Woodworking

“I distinctly remember sitting at my desk with two applications–one for College of the Redwoods and one for the Peace Corps, and I thought whichever one accepts me, I’ll do.” When James returned to Olympia, Wash. after school he found green cabinetry as a niche market. He never looked back from there and did not do any more remodels, framing or decks. Continue reading

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The Art of Woodworking

Note: This is the first in a series of three posts about the highly-rated woodworking program Beech Tree Woodworks owner, Nic James, attended.
True craftsmanship is at the heart an art form. Time, dedication, and the knowledge of one’s medium blend into a unique artistry no matter the craft. For dedicated woodworkers seeking that time and the knowledge to devote to their craft, The Fine Woodworking Program of the College of the Redwoods is in a rare class. Continue reading

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