Zach routing the edge of a custom shelving unit.

Welcome, Zach!

The newest member of the DP Juza family is not only a woodworking veteran, but also a veteran of our Army National Guard!  With 8 years of woodworking experience, he comes to us with extensive knowledge in all aspects of our process at DP Juza.

A detail of a dovetail joint one one of our drawer boxes.

Our Construction Process – Drawer Boxes

Through the years, we have tried different styles of drawer boxes and have fine-tuned how our drawer boxes are built and our end product standard. Dovetail drawer boxes are generally considered a higher quality drawer box than more traditional types of drawers for many reasons.

Project Recap: Custom Deer Stands

These deer stands do not come down at the end of the season like the readily available ground blinds hunters can take with them each time they go out.

A finished drawer box with custom cutouts.

Woodworking Tips, Tricks, Jigs, and Techniques #3

Planning and building units that have plumbing or electrical components within them can be tricky. Hiding or simply working around pipes or wires, particularly drain pipes and water lines, can challenge most shops. Not us.

A detail of a brush applying finish to a piece of wood.

Our Finishing Process – Learn To Seal Wood

A common misconception is that a special finish is required to seal wood. While commercially prepared wood is indeed available for purchase, the first coat of any finish can be used as sealer as well.

A custom table in the process of being stained.

Our Finishing Process – How We Stain Wood

First and foremost, the most obvious quality of any stain is color. Chances are, the last stain you may have chosen was because of the color – not because of its chemical makeup. But not understanding the differences in stains and how each wood takes stain can lead to problems later on down the road.

A hand sander sitting on a piece of custom furniture in progress.

Our Finishing Process – Preparing Wood to be Finished

Sanding is arguably a woodworker’s least favorite part of the job. But oddly enough for many woodworkers, it is a step that often becomes wasted effort. We see a common attitude that “the more you sand, the better the finish will be”.

Finish being applied to slats of wood with a brush.

Our Finishing Process – Why We Do it

Finishing wood requires a lot of skill, patience, and knowledge. With all the variables that apply to this part of our process… Why do we even finish it? Put simply, it stabilizes and adds unique aesthetics to the finished product.

A detailed shot of our Baileigh Wood Planer,

The Baileigh Planer

A recent project found us in dire need of a new planer. After researching a few different planer brands, the quality, price, and customer service offered through Baileigh were the best fit for our needs.