Scott Robeson Custom Woodworking (Lander, WY)
Main Category: Furniture
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
I build completely custom cabinetry and other kinds of woodwork, as well as some furniture. I love a challenge, so I love building things that people can’t get anywhere else. I like to integrate local artists work in my pieces when possible, and I build almost everything myself, from the boxes to the doors, here in my shop.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
For this hunting/backpacking cabinet, I used rustic hickory and pine log, maple melamine, KV MUVB under mount slides, Blum soft close, adjustable hinges, Titebond glue, screws, brad nails, Minwax oil based polyurethane finish, and Ace Shaker Pine stain.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
I used a Grizzly table saw, Grizzly jointer, Grizzly planer, Grizzly shaper, DeWalt chop saw, Porter Cable sanders, PC routers, a dovetail jig, DeWalt drills, DeWalt circular saw, CMT saw blades, DeWalt and Insty bit drill bits, and Wood tech router bits.
The cabinet is 42″ tall and 96″ long. It is made of hickory and pine logs, with a solid hickory top.
I had to make a jig to notch the logs to recess into the corner of the cabinet.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The solid rustic hickory top of this cabinet is striking. The mixture of the log and hickory is gorgeous together and with the stain and oil based finish, the cabinet just came to life.
This particular cabinet will be used for storing hunting packs for people who hunt all over the world. It is going in a room specifically for animal mounts from North America. Maybe someday we can make one for their African room.
We wanted to put horns on the cabinet, but the owners are still thinking about it.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
Nothing was outsourced. Scott built it entirely in his shop.
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
There is a lot of networking with the CMA, through Linked In, various forums and newsletters, subscriptions to online and traditional magazines, and shows. We enjoy the access to good information, as well as the opportunity to connect with others and ask questions.
The Wood Diamond Contest has afforded us many marketing opportunities, with excellent press releases.