The Everwoods Designs Showroom

Growing Your Brand with a Showroom – EverWoods Designs

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Today, we’re talking to Steve Timmermans from EverWoods Designs. Starting part-time in early 2000, Steve decided to acquire his own logs for lumber at the same time that live edge was making a comeback. As a former biologist with a background in ecology, he transitioned from this profession into the woodworking…

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Diversifying Your Wood Business with James Vann of Summerhill Woodwork

ABOUT On this episode, we’re talking to James Vann of Summerhill Woodwork. Based in the southeast of England, James diversifies his business by utilizing his wood skills in several areas. When he’s not running his sawmill, he also does tree and forestry work. HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED When he was fourteen, James started selling firewood as…

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Wolfbear Wood Designs and Using an Alaskan Mill

  HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED. Today, we’re talking with Bryce Mann of Wolfbear Wood Designs. About two years ago, Bryce started as a woodworking hobbyist. As he started piecing small projects together and began to learn more about the work, he soon felt confident enough to start selling his designs. Completely self-taught, Bryce has learned…

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Pottage Sawmill: Adding Lumber Milling To Your Landscaping Business

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Today, we have Dan Pottage of Pottage Sawmill. Dan started out as a landscaper but being based in Southern Alberta, Canada he quickly grew tired of working in the cold. Instead, he took classes and started working in tree removal. This quickly led him down the path to the sawmill life!…

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Sail Cargo: Building a Cargo Ship With A Granberg Chainsaw Mill

  Today we’re talking with Danielle Doggett of Sail Cargo Inc. Starting out as a sailor aboard the ship Swan Fan Makkum when she was only 16, Danielle had a dream to build a full wood cargo-only sailing vessel. Stationed in Sail Cargo’s eco-shipyard in Costa Rica, the construction of this vessel dubbed – Ceiba is a…

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Mathew Wlotkowski

Selling Your Custom Wood Product on Etsy with Rough Sawn Detroit

HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED On this episode, I chat with Mathew Wlotkowski of Rough Sawn Detroit. For Mathew, his business started out as a hobby, using the salvaged materials that he found to create pieces, he didn’t initially foresee this becoming a profitable gig. He’d been going through the Detroit area, sourcing his material from trees…

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