Aug 16, 2012
A new video from our series How We Make It.
In this video see how we use our century old lathe to turn our bed feet used on our High Post Bed.
Sep 15, 2011
During our 2010 Studio Open House we had a visit from Stella, a photographer from Chandler, Arizona. She has kindly shared some of the photographs she took while here.
Our Studio Open House is coming up in November, maybe you can visit and see how our shop looks through your lens.
Aug 01, 2011
We are not always comfortable receiving awards. We work hard at what we do, constantly trying to improve. We were honored and humbled this weekend at The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair in Wilmington, Delaware to receive a Benchmark Award for Craft Excellence.
We were recognized in the Resolved Design category.
''...the design is resolved and individual to the craftsman. Good composition is expected. The use of tension and space enhance overall design. Choice of materials and methods show innovation and...
Jul 20, 2011
You can't have every tool or machine that you might need. Sometimes it helps to have some friends to help you out now and then. As Bradford Woodworking grew throughout the years, the need for a wide belt sander became greater. The machine allows wide boards to be sanding to a specific thickness and remain very flat. For us, it is essential for table tops and headboards.
Alvin Rothenberger Inc. has been a local custom cabinetry and mill work shop for over fifty years. Their woodworking shop is located on the same property it was started. Alvin started the business...
May 05, 2011
This morning we had a portable sawmill at the farm. In about three years, the boards will be ready to use!
May 03, 2011
We've been making use of some discarded pieces of wood and steel.
Click on the image to be taken to on Flickr page with more images of this table.
Apr 29, 2011
We collect old wood knobs and pulls. Each one gets a light sanding and cleaning before being finished and added into our inventory. Most often the pulls are used on our one-of-a-kind pieces and commissions. Each pulls has it's unique character that can really add a special touch to a cabinet or drawer.
Apr 19, 2011
Every commission that we do begins with a drawing. We've been collecting these drawings in a set our our flickr page. As more drawings are scanned, with will be adding to the set.
Apr 15, 2011
A short look at Brad turning the bead on the top of the posts used in the High Post Bed.
The finished bead looks like this.
Mar 31, 2011
We've been taking more photographs around the shop lately. This shot shows the main workbench. To the left is the bench that we do most of our gluing on. You can see the black wood stove in the middle of the image. We use that all winter to supply the shop with additional heat.