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The Cabinets & Closet Expo is a Must for Kitchen Cabinets Wholesale and Woodworkers Everywhere This year we had the pleasure of checking out the 14th annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo in Pasadena, with nearly 70 exhibitors and keynote addresses from some serious industry pros. Speakers included representatives from heavy hitters like Houzz, Top Shelf Design Awards, and Bespoke. Hosted by the Woodworking Network, it hasn’t been at the Pasadena Convention Center in 2 years. We were happy to see it return to our local stomping grounds. Day 1 even included a several-hour plant tour of Semihandmade, located conveniently...

Check Out the Make It in March! Woodworking Show for Your Local Crafts Show Fix We recently learned of a local crafts show for San Gabriel and Los Angeles woodworking enthusiasts happening right around the corner. If you’re a local with a woodworking passion and an interest in interacting with like minded folks over tools and projects, then it doesn’t get better than this.As you may already be dismally aware, we don’t see a lot of these shows come out west. Big woodworking conferences and trade shows tend to congregate at central and eastern cities, leaving our local fans of the...

Terrific Woodworking Podcasts for Your Drivetime Commute While you could make the argument that some woodworking pros can turn out amazing custom shaker style cabinets in minutes, blindfolded, with only a toothpick for a tool, this doesn’t go for everyone. Most of us need to keep learning constantly; we need to apply a lesson, fail, and learn from the failures too. There are amazing articles and YouTube videos covering DIY projects out there, but often there just isn’t time to sit at the computer for hours.We love listening to a large variety of podcasts, and one day decided to browse around...

Exquisite craftsmanship & healing properties - the merging of art and health Growing out of the ancient and mammoth cliffs of the Changbai Mountains, a mountain range that lies on the border between China and North Korea, are Eastern White Cedars - better known as “Trees of Life”. Historically, they are considered to have profound medicinal value, especially for treatments found in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). In this capacity these special trees are known under yet another name. For simplicity’s sake this is the one we will refer to it by for the rest of this text. It is, “Mountain Thuja”...