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Introducing Canadian Hardwood Supplies

Introducing Canadian Hardwood Supplies

Wondering where to buy lumber in Toronto? We’ve got you covered. Recently, we launched Canadian Hardwood Supplies, where you can now purchase locally-sourced lumber. This new venture was inevitable, as we’ve been sourcing quality lumber from an Ontario Wood Partner for quite some time now and we’re passionate about offering sustainable wood.


An Easier Way to Buy Lumber in Toronto

Today, we work with an amazing supplier. But in the beginning, sourcing wasn’t easy. When we started out we struggled to source lumber. We had a downtown Toronto location, and we were forced to drive 50km outside of the city to source lumber. (Because Canadian Hardwood Supplies is right in the heart of Toronto, you will never ever have to do that. We wouldn’t wish it upon anyone!)


Ontario Wood Partner

Our lumber supplier is an Ontario Wood Partner.


Ontario Wood was introduced to raise awareness of locally-grown, locally-made wood products and encourage Ontarians to buy local. As you may know, at Son of a Woodcutter we’re committed to building with local materials, so this is very important to us.


According to Ontario Wood, in order for wood to be considered Ontario wood, at least 75% of the wood product must be from trees that are local to or are commercially grown in Ontario and are harvested from sustainably managed forests in Ontario

 


Wood Species We Carry

We offer a variety of wood species in a variety of sizes. We offer ash, ambrosia maple (sometimes known as wormy maple), cherry, white oak, and our personal favourite, walnut.


If you’d like to learn more about the species we carry, click here. Each type of wood has elements that make it unique and suitable for a variety of projects.


All of the lumber is dried slowly in a kiln, the way it should me. By using this method, it makes the wood more stable and less prone to movement.

 


Hand-Selected Toronto Lumber

When you purchase lumber from Son of a Woodcutter,  you can rest assured that you’re getting high-quality materials. We’re proud to supply the same quality of lumber as we use in our own commissions. Because we believe that great woodworking deserves the best materials. All of our lumber is hand-selected right here in Toronto. No more looking through 100 boards just to find a good one.

 

 

Want to know more?

Follow Canadian Hardwood Supplies on Instagram, @canadianhardwoodsupplies, or check out our lumber page. Questions? Contact us at jack@sonofawoodcutter.ca

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Meet Will, Our Shop Manager

Meet Will, Our Shop Manager

A lot goes on behind the scenes at Son of a Woodcutter. The work we do wouldn’t be possible without our awesome team. They’re dedicated and hardworking. They’re passionate about their craft. Will is no exception.


We asked him a few questions about his background in woodworking and his role at Son of a Woodcutter. Here’s what happened! 



When did you get into woodworking?

Similar to Jack’s woodcutting father, my dad is a carpenter and I grew up working with him. Growing up, I would make the things I needed like shelving, coffee tables and bed frames from the off-cuts my dad would bring home and other found materials. When I studied fine arts in university, I met a technician who taught me how to build my first proper table. After that, I was hooked for life.

 

What’s your role at Son of a Woodcutter?

My official role of ‘Shop Manager’ means that alongside making the products we make, I keep the workshop running as smoothly and as I can, so we can continue to produce our products at an efficient rate whilst keeping a high standard of craftsmanship.  

 

How long have you been with Son of a Woodcutter?

I’ve been working with Jack the past four years from the early stages of Son of a Woodcutter when we were focusing on reclaimed pallet wood coffee tables. Now we’re building 20ft solid wood boardroom tables. It’s been great to be a part of that growth.


What’s your favourite tool? Why?

Probably my block plane. You become more attached to your sharp tools like hand planes, chisels and knives because you spend lots of time keeping them sharp and maintaining them. (For those who don’t know, a block plane is a woodworking hand plane with a blade and is designed to cut end grain)

 

What kind of furniture is your favourite to build? Why?

As long as the furniture is practical and functional I love building it all.

 

Have you ever had a super challenging project?

Most definitely, we encounter challenges on a daily basis but we always seem to deliver the goods at the end. Problem solving is always 50% of the job.


One challenge in particular was the time we carried a 10ft table from our workshop across the road, up the street and through a labyrinth of corridors and stairs to an upstairs office space. We have lots of stories of tricky deliveries all over Toronto.



What would be your advice for someone who wants to do the work you do?

Give it a go! You’ll realize very quickly if it is the right fit for you. It’s like any other skill set, the more you do it the better you become and the better you become the more you love it.

You’ll never stop learning.



Want to know more about our team and our products? Contact us at jack@sonofawoodcutter.ca

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Dining Table Seating Capacities - What Size of Dining Table Should I Choose?

Dining Table Seating Capacities - What Size of Dining Table Should I Choose?

We know that every home is different, every room is different, and every family is different. Our goal is to make sure you’re comfortable – whether you’ll be ordering Chinese take-out with your closest friends, having a romantic meal for two, or sitting down for a nice dinner with the whole family. That being said, choosing your table’s size is a crucial part of the process. So we thought we’d offer some woodcutter wisdom. Here’s our guide on choosing a size for your table for different seating capacities.

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We're at West Elm!

We're at West Elm!

West Elm is known for modern furniture and home decor, and we’re happy to say we’re part of that! For the past three years, we’ve been selling a small collection of our coffee tables in Toronto’s two West Elm locations. This is a great opportunity for Son of a Woodcutter and we’re proud to be contributing to West Elm’s collection of beautiful pieces!

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