Scott Robeson Custom Woodworking (Lander, WY)
Main Category: Furniture
Sub Category: Face Frame
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?
In this table, I used pine log, rustic hickory, etched glass, elk horns, Titebond glue, screws, nails, Ace Shaker Pine stain, Minwax Oil based polyurethane finish, and Ace silicone clear caulking.
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, DeWalt drills, DeWalt circular saw, CMT saw blades, DeWalt and Insty bit drill bits, and Wood tech router bits.
We designed this table for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Red Canyon Chapter Annual Auction. The only obstacle was transporting it to the auction safely.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
We had the blessing of watching this table be sold at the auction. It raised $2,400 for a great cause.
The colors and textures of the wood species worked so nicely with the horns and the contrasting texture of the glass.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
We purchased the glass and had a local artist do the etching. He donated his work to the auction, too.
We purchased the horns from customers who are world hunters, and have a ready supply.
Scott designed the table, peeled the logs, cut and shaped them, completely built the table and finished it.
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.