Board games !

Sometimes when we play around the shop, things get competitive.

We decided to put our off cuts into play to create this custom Catan board, with 5 different hardwoods, laser engraved, and some felted pockets beneath the hexes.

Last minute I decided to add something to the back before we glued it all up, it seemed fitting.

Cork Dorks

Proprietary Felted Cork, laser engraved, hand stitched leather clasp.

Neil has been  struggling to keep up with technology for years, preferring a more analog lifestyle over the virtual world.  All that changed when he dove in head first with his 10 inch iPad pro for reviewing drawings on site.

Panicked that he might not resist the urge to use his tablet as a hammer on slow internet days, I fashioned a protective cover for it and tossed a logo on it just to see if we could.

We created a felted cork for the project, which yielded some really interesting possibilities, including being a great foil for laser engraving.  It’s firm, somewhat rigid, but with a pliability that allowed it to flow through a sewing machine for the final stitching.

It can’t compete on price to manufacture, but it sure makes up for it in style!

Lego Table

Taking on personal projects are an adventure we always learn a bit from, and the holidays offer added incentive to get creative.  This lego table was designed with the idea that it could age well past the lego building years (we still haven’t outgrown it) and act as a coffee table, games table and lego storage.

In the spirit of giving we’ve included the plans so you can  build your own if you’ve got a similar passion for woodcraft.  Enjoy !

Valkyrie Lego Table shop drawings

Lean & Green

Sticks, not stones. Why not wood for your custom countertop.

When we took over our shop, we had no place to make coffee.  So in the interest of productivity, and dealing with a tight budget ($0) we built this countertop out of scrap and offcuts.


Hardwoods used were walnut, maple, mahogany, white oak, and wenge, and we applied a hand rubbed Osmo finish which is still holding up strong!


Next project, a dining room table with this design, what do you think?