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Welcome! Our links page is designed to be a resource for our fellow wood enthusiasts.  It contains links to woodworking tools, schools, clubs, organizations, and other online wood/ woodworking / forestry resources. It is also aimed at assisting our out of town visitors in locating travel and hotel accommodations as well as fun things to do in our area.

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Wood Magazines and Institutes
Fine Homebuilding - www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding - Fine Homebuilding is your trusted source for residential construction information. For over 25 years, Fine Homebuilding has provided practical and professional advice on new construction, remodeling and home design.
Fine Woodworking.com www.taunton.com/finewoodworking - Skill building articles, tool reviews, project plans, books.
Popular Woodworking - www.popularwoodworking.com - This site features a variety of informative articles including tool reviews, project plans, workshop tips, mail order sources, and finishing.
WoodTreks www.woodtreks.com - A video blog for woodworkers, wood artisans, and collectors of fine wood crafts, art, and furniture. Be inspired, learn how-to, and discover master artisans & their work.
Wood Magazine - www.woodmagazine.com - Featuring how-to project instructions, techniques, tool reviews, wood technology, and much more.
Wood Shop News - www.woodshopnews.com - The News Magazine For Professional Woodworkers.
Better Homes and Gardens- www.bhg.com - Source for tips / ideas on decorating, remodeling, recipes, gardening, crafts, and health & family.
American Institute of Architects, The- www.aia.org - The American Institute of Architects - Good Design, Architect, Knowledge.
Architectural Woodwork Institute - www.awinet.org - Provides technical, career training and membership information related to the custom millwork and casework.
Associated Builders and Contractors- www.abc.org - National trade association representing merit shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and related firms in the United States.
Woodwork Institute- www.wicnet.org - Non-profit corporation, to develop and disseminate information relative to the uses, advantages and functional utility of wood products in all types of mediums.
Wood Resources
Forest Proudcts Laboratory - www.fpl.fs.fed.us - Helpful resource for wood identification.
Forest Stewardship Council - www.fscus.org/ - The latest news about responsible forestry and green building; resource to locate FSC products; information on FSC Certification
ForestryDegree.Net's Top 101 Handy Sites for Conscientious Wood Use - www.forestrydegree.net/conscientious-wood-use/ - ForestryDegree.Net's list of the "101 Best Wood Conscious Websites" -Everything from woodworking, tree conservation, environment and overall forestry sites that promote the health of Mother Nature and using natural wood efficiently.
Green Building Initiative- www.thegbi.org - A not for profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial construction.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative - www.sfiprogram.org - (SFI) program is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist.
USDA Forest Department - www.fs.fed.us - USDA Forest Service national headquarters website; the home page and gateway to all Forest Service websites.
U.S. Green Building Council - www.usgbc.org - Non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.
WoodWeb - www.woodweb.com - Wood resources.
Woodworking Resources
House Plans & More
- Articles on house plans, beginner's guides to woodworking, supplies, tools & improving your home.
Pro Woodworking Tips.com-
- Source for articles on cabinet and furniture making, tips, techniques and tools.
Society of American Period Furniture Makers -
- Non-profit organization for the preservation and reproduction of American period furniture. Features membership information, newsletters, and workshops.
The Woodshop News Resource Guide -
- Information on wood and equipment suppliers, events, classifieds, and more.
WoodBin -
- Learn about woodworking software and locate woodworking reference information.
WoodNet.net -
- The Woodworker's Online Resource.
WoodWeb -
- Provides information for the wood industry including woodworking, cabinets, components, woodworking software, wood finishing, cabinet hardware, and more.
Woodworker's Journal-
- Woodworkers of any skill level will find top-tier plans to build great projects, expert advice and more
Woodworking.com -
- Woodworking articles, plans, links, forums and events provided by Woodworking.com. The web's most complete resource center for woodworkers.
Woodworking Plan Finder-
- Thousands of free woodworking plans and woodworking plans for purchase.
Wood Working Tools
Dremel -
- Dremel is known as creator, innovator and manufacturer of the high-speed rotary tool.
Ezee-Feed Mfg. -
- Table saw accessories; amazing new infeed/ outfeed systems.
Garrett Wade -
- Offers specialty tools for woodworking and cabinetmaking.
Hepa Air Purifiers -
- Medical grade hepa air purifiers remove 99.97% of all indoor air pollutants.
Japan Woodworker -
- Specializes in handmade Japanese woodworking tools, garden tools  and cutlery. When you use our fine-crafted tools and kitchen knives, you will  immediately recognize why they are the best in the world.
Lee Valley & veritas -
- Offers high-quality woodworking tools, woodworking plans, woodworking supplies, gardening tools, gardening supplies, and hardware to woodworkers and gardeners.
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks -
- Heirloom Quality Woodworking Tools Block / Bench / Shoulder Planes.
Vacu Press-
-Wood Veneering systems, veneering glues and veneering accessories. Vacuum pressing equipment for woodworkers.
Waterlox-

- Waterlox handmade tung oil wood sealer finish protection for floors, countertops, furniture, cabinets, outdoor, marine applications

West Systems -
- Provides epoxy resin and hardeners, dispensers, fillers, additives, reinforcing materials, application tools and instructional publications.
Wood Working Schools and Clubs
School or Organization
Website
Location
Brief Description
Schools and Clubs in the United States:
CA- California
Conejo Valley Woodworkers' Association- www.cvwa.org Thousand Oaks, CA - Dedicated to helping members increase their woodworking skills and promote woodworking to the general public.
CT- Connecticut
Connecticut Valley School of Wood Woodworking www.schoolofwoodworking.com Manchester, CT - Based on the idea of “learning by doing”, we provide a wide range of hands-on woodworking classes for men and women of all skill levels.
CO- Colorado
Red Rocks School of Fine Woodworking- www.rrcc.edu/fine-woodworking Lakewood, CO -Provides woodworking programs for beginners and professionals. Offers several vertificates and degree.
IA- Iowa
Des Moines Woodworkers- www.dmwoodworkers.com Des Moines, IA - Non-profit association dedicated to fellowship, education, and community service for those of all skill levels in the field of woodworking.
IL- Illinois
Fox Valley Woodworkers Club, Inc.- www.fvwwc.org Batavia, IL - Our club provides a forum through which members can express, share and promote a common interest in woodworking.
KY- Kentucky
Kelly Mehler School of Woodworking- www.kellymehler.com Berea, KY - Offers a variety of hands-on woodworking classes that cover an array of techniques and various finished pieces.
MA- Massachusetts
New England School of Architectural Woodworking- www.nesaw.com Easthampton, MA - Woodworking school teaches a 35 week job training program in architectural woodworking. Fundamental cabinet making and preparation for entering the architectural woodworking industry.
North Bennet Street School- www.nbss.org Boston, MA - Train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology, to preserve and advance craft traditions, and to promote greater appreciation of craftsmanship.
MO- Missouri
Kansas City Woodworkers Guild- www.kcwoodworkersguild.org Kansas City, MO - Web site for Kansas City Woodworkers Guild.
NH- New Hampshire
McLaughlin Woods- www.epicwoodworking.com Canterbury, NH - All levels welcome- woodworking classes; furniture making workshops.
OR- Oregon
The Northwest Woodworking Studio- www.northwestwoodworking.com Portland, OR - Offers a variety of seminars and workshops. Also, five- and ten-week courses and a 2-year comprehensive program are also available.
PA- Pennsylvania
Acanthus Workshop, LLC, The www.acanthus.com East Coventry, PA - Learn how to build furniture using time honored, traditional methods.
J.D. Lohr School of Woodworking, The- www.jdlohrwood.com Schwenksville, PA - Offering machine-based woodworking instruction. Focus is on practical, tablesaw, jointer, planer, and router production techniques for beginner through advanced levels.
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop- www.philadelphiafurnitureworkshop.com Philadelphia, PA - Offering a broad range of seminars, workshops, and classes ranging from one to eight days. Students learn on traditional joiners benches.
Thaddues Stevens - www.stevenstech.org Lancaster, PA - Offers associate degrees and certificates in technical education programs to academically qualified residents of Pennsylvania.
TX- Texas
Renaissance Apprenticeship Program- www.renaissancecustomfurniture.com Hawkins, TX - A “hands-on” working environment where you can become a master woodworker. Individual instruction between apprentice and instructor is the foundation to this course.
VT- Vermont
The New Yankee Woodshop- www.newyankee.com South Burlington, VT - The New Yankee Workshop on-line featuring Norm Abram.
Yestermorrow Design/Build School- www.yestermorrow.org Warren, VT - Yestermorrow teaches intensive hands-on courses in sustainable design, building, woodworking, and traditional crafts.
WI- Wisconsin
Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild- www.wiscwoodworkersguild.org WI -Website for Wisconsin's Woodworkers Guild.
United States
Forestry Degree Information-
USA
- Information on schools and online programs, career tips
Society of American Period Furniture Makers - www.sapfm.org Regional Chapters - Non-profit organization for the preservation and reproduction of American period furniture. Features membership information, newsletters, and workshops.
Schools and Clubs in Canada
Passion for Wood- www.passionforwood.com Ontario, Canada - Private woodworking instruction and woodworking seminars, plus new
instructional woodworking DVD.
Rosewood Studio- www.rosewoodstudio.com Ontario, Canada - Offering one-day to nine-month woodworking classes in all aspects of woodworking including furniture making and a "tutored build" program.
Veneer Resources
Certainly Wood
- Specializing in raw flitch stock veneer. More than 100 species in stock.
Oakwood Veneer Company
- If what you are really after is flexible, paper-backed, or phenolic backed veneers.
Local Points of Interest
Wharton Escherick Musuem- www.levins.com/esherick.html - Museum that features the home and work of Wharton Esherick- Heralded as the "Dean of American Craftsmen" his work helped lead to the renaissance of the 1960s that re-established hand craftsmanship as the popular and highly-valued activity it is today.
Longwood Gardens- www.longwoodgardens.org -1, o50 acres of magnificent gardens, woodlands, meadows. and fountains. The gardens were orginally owned and developed into what it is today by Pierre S. du Pont. Longwood features seasonal displays that are sure to impress. 25 minute drive.
Brandywine Battlefield- www.ushistory.org/brandywine.htm -Historical site- Battlefield where General George Washington took on the Britsh Forces during the Revolutionary War. 30 minute drive.
Valley Forge National Park- www.nps.gov -Commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation; it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. 30 minute drive.
Brandywine Arts Musuem- www.brandywinemuseum.org - An American Art Museum located in a 19th- century grist mill featuring works by three generations of the Wyeth family and other regional artists. 30 minute drive.
Winterthur- www.winterthur.org -Winterthur Museum & Country Estate- Historic Houses of Odessa; antiques, decorative arts, gardens, tours, shopping, dining, research fellowships, and special events. 35 minute drive.
The Philadelphia Zoo- www.philadelphiazoo.org -Large city zoo, located in Philadelphia, PA- events and exhibits for all ages. 50 minute drive.
Philadelphia Musuem of Art- www.philamuseum.org -One of the largest museums in the United States. It showcases renowned collections of art from around the world. 60 minute drive.
The Franklin Institute Science Museum- www.fi.edu -One of America's oldest centers for Science and Learning. Founded in honor of Benjamin Franklin, it is probably best known for it's Human Heart exhibit that visitors can walk through. 60 minute drive.
The Academy of Natural Sciences- www.ansp.org -Philadelphia's natural history museum, has been operating since 1812. This public museum presents exhibits and activities suitable for children and adults, including live butterflies, dinosaurs, wildlife. 60 minute drive.
Philadelphia Orchestra- www.philorch.org -The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the "Big Five" symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. 60 minute drive.
Places to Stay
Brandywide River Hotel: 610-388-1200 www.brandywineriverhotel.com - Chadds Ford, PA - 30 minute drive
Hilton Garden Inn: 610-444-9100 www.hiltongardeninn.hilton.com - Kennett Square, PA - 20 minute drive
Inn at Nottingham: 610-932-4050 www.nottinghaminn.com - Nottingham, PA - 15 minute drive
Fairville Inn B&B: 610-388-5900 www.fairvilleinn.com - Chadds Ford, PA - 30 minute drive
Courtyard Marriott: 302-456-3800 www.marriott.com - Newark, Delaware - 30 minute drive
Local Airports
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)-
- Philadelphia, PA. 45 -50 minute drive
Baltimore/ Washington International Airport (BWI)-
- Baltimore, MD. 60 minute drive
Harrisburg International Airport (HIA)-
- Harrisburg, PA. 90 minute drive
Chester County Airport (MQS)-
- Coatesville, PA. Business and private jets only. 20 minute drive
New Castle Airport (ILG)-
- New Castle, DE. Business and private jets only. 50 minute drive
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