Blog Category: About Beech Tree Woodworks

Beech Tree Featured in WSU Story: Advising helps woodworker grow business, financial acumen

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC OLYMPIA, Wash. – Custom cabinetry shop Beech Tree Woodworks grew out of owner Nic James’ passion for wood and appreciation of quality craftsmanship. Then it grew out of its location in a 2,200-square-foot shop … Continue reading

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About Nic James

After graduating from college Nic began to foster his interest in working with wood by leading trail building crews during the summer months. Turnpikes, culverts, retaining walls, bridges and other structures were constructed with hand tools and elbow grease in … Continue reading

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Matt Dubois joins the BTW collective

By Neva Knott Matt Dubois is the newest member of the Beech Tree Woodworks team. He’s originally from New Hampshire, and made his way to Olympia via Fort Bragg, California. While in  Ft. Bragg, Matt attended College of the Redwoods … Continue reading

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What is FSC Certification?

By Neva Knott Beech Tree Woodworks is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This certification guarantees that—from forest to kitchen cabinet—the wood the business uses is grown and harvested sustainably. In a sustainably managed forest, trees ready for harvest are … Continue reading

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From Art to Fine Woodworking: Beech Tree’s Ben Roosa

“I like the whole mentality of working at a shop that focuses on sustainability. I like that they focus on it through use of green power and materials from responsibly managed forests, and also I think the high quality of the product also lends to sustainability.”
In addition to his job at Beech Tree Woodworks, Ben also works part-time as a Forest Stewardship Council auditor for Rainforest Alliance and co-owns an FSC-certified longboard skate company. Continue reading

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BT Woodworker Jason Roberts Chooses A Detailed Life Instead of a Desk Life

“I just don’t enjoy sitting at a desk. I have a passion for wood, that’s how I got drawn into woodworking in the first place. It’s great because there are so many different types of wood that have very different properties.”
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Persistence Pays Off: How Jeff Kloppel Found Beech Tree

Beech Tree Woodworker Jeff Kloppel can thank both his wife and his persistence for landing a job at Beech Tree five years ago. According to him, the location, the shop, and the people he works with are all of the highest quality. In addition to woodworking, Jeff is also an avid sailor and enjoys being on the water as much as possible. He once built a skin on frame canoe as a final project for a boat-building course. Continue reading

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Beech Tree Building Company Transitions To Beech Tree WoodWorks

Beech Tree WoodWorks will be the official name of the business and should be finalized by the end of January. Continue reading

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Connection

When you do business with us, from a very personal “buying local” standpoint, you directly know whose livelihood you’re supporting and sustaining. Continue reading

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The Beginnings

At the encouragement of the folks who’ve been helping me with my website for the past year I have begun a Business Blog. This was something that initially I wasn’t to thrilled about. Having and running a small business in … Continue reading

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