Thank you all so much for support thus far, I could not have done it without you. Sadly with lumber prices rising an average of 480% in the last 4 years, decreasing lumber availability, a weak Canadian dollar, and current political turmoil surrounding trades and imports of materials, it has come to the point where I must re-evaluate and change in order for Wheatland Woodwork to survive and continue to produce the products we all love. Effective August 21st, 2019 all pricing of products will be adjusted to account for current material costs and will continue to update without warning based on market fluctuations and/or production process changes.
I have discontinued the entry level pine tables. Construction lumbers such as pine have been hit the hardest with the lumber price increase, not to mention the durability issues with softwood lumber. For those reasons I thought it best to put an end to this line. Local suppliers now offer poplar lumber at nearly the same price as pine; while still relatively soft, poplar is classified as a hardwood and is far superior to pine in every way when it comes to tables and other furniture. To fill the entry level void, I am looking into a new design of table that may be significantly less expensive to produce. This is an experiment and may not see the light of day, but if I can make it work at the price and level of quality I expect it should help fill that niche.
Furthermore, tiered pricing on tables have been removed as the lumber increases have pushed the highest and lowest priced lumber in each tier further apart. All lumber options are now separately priced in order to offer you the best and most accurate price possible.
Also, the need to expand has become painfully apparent thanks to all your support. I’ve had a hard time keeping up with demand at our current facility and I’m exploring new facility and staff options. I’ve been running Wheatland Woodwork as a solo operation for the past 3 years, but with current demand I feel that I’ve been doing a disservice to the hobby and customers to delay production estimates or turn work requests away altogether. I’m proud to announce that we are now a team of two. A fellow woodworker and good friend of mine has joined the team full time. He will be tackling most correspondence, logistics, and spearheading the construction of the game accessory product lines. This allows me to do what I love, which is to be hands on in the shop, tackling the projects in my lengthy production queue.
We’re always looking at ways to improve the way we do things, including different suppliers to expand options and balance prices while maintaining our standards of quality. Quality will always remain the main focus at Wheatland Woodwork; we will not send out any product that we are not proud of. We are currently working with a new cloth supplier which, if it works out, we will be able to offer over 40 different colours of cloth instead of the current four. We are experimenting with a new rail accessory system which may allow for more options with everything from attached cup holders to rotating tablet and page holders. The need to constantly innovate and update is something that has become apparent with all the custom requests that have been sent to me. For most custom projects, we now have a standardized quoting system which quotes all projects consistently based on material pricing and labour.
Again, I just want to say a big thank you to everyone that has supported Wheatland Woodwork, regardless if you have purchased products, or simply just taken notice and appreciated the work we do. Without you this wouldn’t be possible. I hope you understand this important need for change and will continue to support us going forward. Thank you so much!
From board game tables to custom cabinetry, each project is unique. Whatever the job may be, it always receives the same careful thought, attention to detail and love. Some of the services Wheatland Woodwork provides are:
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Board game tables
When I’m not at a job site or crafting wood in my shop, you’ll find me on outlandish adventures led by my daughter. My family has always been the main source of inspiration in my life and they mean the world to me.
Growing up, my parents encouraged me to be creative and work with my hands. As soon as I could swing a hammer, they provided endless projects for me to practice on. I’ve come a long way since then, but I couldn’t have done it without their guidance and support – which is why I chose to name my company Wheatland Woodwork, after the street I was raised on.
After studying carpentry in school, I went on to work as a carpenter building houses, fences and decks – but in 2008 everything was put on hold to pursue a career as a drummer. Once I had toured the world, performing alongside groups such as Metallica and Judas Priest, I decided to return to my roots in woodworking.
I’ve since spent the last two years working on a variety of amazing projects with some incredible people. Nothing beats the satisfaction of collaborating on an idea and then bringing that vision into reality. From meeting customers for the first time, to applying the final touches, I love what I do.
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