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Category: Wood

Ribbon Stripe Sapele from Midwest Woodworking

Posted on July 24th, by Andy Brownell in marketing & promotion, Projects, Wood. No Comments

I’ve got my own personal favorites when it comes to wood species. Sapele is at the top of my list. It has all of the beautiful color of mahogany, it’s easy to work with, and has a scent of nutmeg, cinnamon and pine when it is freshly cut. I always have at least one big stick on hand for a project or two.

The supply of Sapele at Midwest Woodworking is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Ribbon stripe figure throughout, chatoyance shifts in the light and boards ranging from 5/4 all the way through 10/4 (actually a bit over at 52mm). … Read More »

Wood Sale Invitation from Midwest Woodworking

Posted on July 22nd, by Andy Brownell in marketing & promotion, Wood. 2 comments

The following is a special invitation letter from Frank David of Midwest Woodworking:


Welcome to the first Midwest Woodworking lumber, veneer and machinery sale scheduled on August 16-17, 2013 from 9am-2pm.

You will have the rare opportunity to purchase lumber from the collection of Joe and Frank David who over decades have amassed 300,000+ board feet of the finest examples of rare and popular lumber.

You will find “Genuine Virgin” Brazilian Rosewood in the rough [scratch and sniff – for the proof], imported before the embargo.  Domestic Wormy Chestnut, Cherry, and … Read More »

Midwest Woodworking Lumber Sale Price List

Posted on July 20th, by Andy Brownell in marketing & promotion, Wood. No Comments

After speaking with Frank David at Midwest Woodworking earlier this week, I’ve been able to pull together a price list for everyone to look at before heading over to the event. I’ve talked Frank down to some pretty unbelievable prices – well below any retail or wholesale prices I’ve found published from Irion, Hearne and Paxtons. Plus, the stuff is all at least 30+ years old and has lived in the building the whole time.

You can download a copy of the lumber price list here:

Midwest Woodworking Lumber Prices.

As a reminder, the event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 16 … Read More »