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Shop Notes
The MFT Workbench Top

Popular in Europe, the MFT-style workbench top is growing in popularity in the US. In this Shop Notes article, we’ll give you an overview of of this unique workbench top.

From the Board Room
January 2024

In this month’s From the Boardroom, David Harris looks back on 2023 and what’s in store for 2024.

Wood Finishing
Understanding Wood Finishes

Choose the right type of finish for your woodworking project can be challenging. In this article, we provide an overview of the commonly used finishes.

Shellac Flakes
How it's Made
How it’s Made: Shellac

Ever wondered how the shellac you use to finish your woodworking projects is made? In this “How it’s Made:” article, we’ll answer the question.

Happy Holidays
From the Board Room
December 2023

In this month’s blog, David writes about some of the projects that are special to Parkerville and to wish everyone a happy holiday season.

3M Lapping Film
Woodworking 101
Sharpening Made Easy

The task of sharpening chisels and plane blades can be a challenge. In this blog we explore the use of the Scary-Sharp method along with a sharpening medium known as lapping film.

How it's Made
How it’s made: Plywood

Have you ever wondered how plywood is made? Check out his blog for a video on the process to make this popular and useful wood product is made. Be sure to check back for more “How it’s made.” blogs.

From the Board Room
November 2023

Cybercrime is a $7B business impacts us all, including Parkerville. Learn more about our experiences and importance of security awareness in this month’s From the Boardroom.

Example of Snipe
Woodworking 101
Understanding Snipe

Snipe is a condition that sometimes happens during the milling process. It can be a source of frustration when working on a project. Check out this article to understand a bit more about why this happens and how to prevent it.

Holiday Observations
Happy Veteran’s Day

Parkerville wishes to extend our deepest gratitude for those how have served and who currently server in our armed forces. Thank you for your devotion to duty and your service to our country.

What is Sustainable Forestry?

Sustainable forestry is the practice of managing forests to meet current needs and desires of society for forest resources, that is products, services, and values, without compromising the availability of these for future generations.

Parkerville History
The Story of the Rocking Horse

Learn more about the Rocking Horse that ended up as part of the White House’s Christmas decorations during the Carter Administration.

Presidents' Day Sale

Presidents Day Sale

In celebration of President’s Day, our selection of 4/4 Cherry is on sale!  Regular 4/4 Cherry is discounted to $3.99 bf with 8+” wide at $4.49.

Sale runs until February 24th!

** We’re open until 7 PM on Thursdays **

Cherry Selection