Project Recap: Heirloom Chests

D.P. Juza Woods & Fixtures was recently commissioned to custom craft four wooden chests for a client with a newborn daughter. The chests are an heirloom gift representing the love of a father for his wife and children. They are fully functional pieces, though they are beautiful to look at.

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A finished custom set of kitchen cabinets.

Project Recap: Basler Kitchen Cabinetry

What made this particular project so challenging was that we weren’t going to be replacing entire cabinetry in a typical, mostly square-roomed, full-walled kitchen. This was a dome house built by the owners almost 30 years ago. The main structure was built by having approximately twenty, 4-foot wide walls all adjoined to make a circle.

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A detail shot of the grain of Aromatic Cedar.

Wood of the Week – Aromatic Cedar

Aromatic Cedar, also referred to as Red Cedar, is a unique species of American wood that is fast growing and abundant. The primary area where Aromatic Cedar is grown is in the Ozark Mountain Range.

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Wood of the Week – Red Alder

Western Red Alder is a fast growing tree that is commonly found in the coastal areas on the western side of North America. Western Red Alder in your home or business creates a cozy and welcoming atmosphere because of the reddish hues naturally found in the wood. It is considered the most abundant tree in the Pacific Northwest.

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A shot across the surface of Shell Lake.

Living and Working in the Northwoods

When people think of the Northwoods images of trees, farms, and lakes quickly come to mind. The D.P. Juza team recently took a break one afternoon and decided to enjoy one of the benefits of living and working in the Northwoods.

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Wood of the Week – Rustic Hickory

We currently have a project going through the shop with cabinets made of Rustic Hickory. Hickory is a strong and durable wood. It is commonly used in handles for tools (Hammers, axes, hoes, etc.) because it is able to absorb shocks well.

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Wood of the Week – Wormy Chestnut

Wormy Chestnut is not a particular species of Chestnut but instead it refers to American Chestnut trees from a specific era. During the early 1900s there was a blight involving insects that killed a most of the mature American Chestnut trees and left them discolored and with little insect/worm holes. The wood is usually salvaged from old barns and other structures, reprocessed and then sold as reclaimed lumber.

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