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March 10, 2014

Here are 2 Tips That Have Saved My Sanity When Refinishing an Old Chair

Refinishing a chair strains even the most brave of heart. So, to help you with this project, to help you ward off frustration, here’s two of my best tips when it comes to refinishing a chair.

January 13, 2014

What Everybody Ought to Know About Patience and DIY Projects

We know how hard it is to complete a project. Unfortunately, there is no pause button for real life. Work and family always and will always demand your attention. So how do you find time to start and finish a DIY project? Patience.

November 21, 2013

How to Start and Actually Finish Your Next Woodworking Project

Yes, out of all of the techniques to learn, picking a project can be one of the most difficult things to master when it comes to woodworking. The number one thing to consider when selecting a project is to consider...

September 21, 2013

Do you know how a high-end kitchen cabinet is made?

Join us on another photo tour through our shop as we construct a kitchen cabinet. See our process from start to finish, from rough wood to the installed kitchen.

August 14, 2013

How One Man from Rockford, Illinois Dared to Beat Charles Lindbergh

Rockford, Illinois is our hometown. Rockford is were Rawson Custom Woodworks, LLC was born and built. We love our city, and we are proud of its rich history. And Rockford has been the home of many unique and inspiring individuals. One of the great stories from Rockford's past is the story of Col. Bert Hassel and the Greater Rockford airplane.

July 29, 2013

6 Tips on Reclaiming Furniture

What is reclaiming furniture? Reclaiming furniture is simply finding old pieces that people do not want any more and reusing them in your home. Discarded furniture is very inexpensive, but with a little elbow grease, you can turn these pieces into the centerpieces of your home. However some pieces are beyond repair, or they are not worth the cost of repairing them. Here are some of our tips on how to tell if a piece of furniture is worth investing in.

July 12, 2013

Do You Know How a High-End Cutting Board is Made?

At Rawson Custom Woodworks, LLC, we make mnay different types of piecies, but one simple piece that we often make is kitchen cutting boards. So join us on a tour through our process of making a kitchen cutting board.

May 30, 2013

With Twenty Years of Experience, Here's Our Best Tips on How to Transform Your Kitchen: Tip #2

Changing your kitchen cabinet's hardware is a great way to upgrade your cabinets without having to do a complete remodel. By changing hardware, you can beautify the heart of your home in a timely and cost-saving manner.

May 7, 2013

Our 4 Favorite Family Restaurants in Rockford, Illinois

With a excellent cuisine selection, there is a little something for everyone’s tastes here in Rockford, IL. So here are some of our favorites restaurants in the great city of Rockford, IL.

March 15, 2013

With Over Twenty Years of Experience, Here's Our Best Tips on How to Transform Your Kitchen: Tip #1

At Rawson Custom Woodworks, LLC, we fully encourage the DIY spirit. Many times, we can help save our customers money by showing them how they can complete their projects themselves. For instance, instead of resorting to full remodeling or replacement, there are a few simple and frugal steps that anyone can do to upgrade their kitchen cabinets.

February 9, 2013

The Top 5 Most Essential Tools for Any Woodshop

Here at Rawson Custom Woodworks, LLC, one of the most frequent questions we receive from woodworking enthusiasts is, “What are the most important tools to have in a shop?” If you have ever looked at a woodworking catalog, you know there are so many different tools to buy for your shop.So, bottom line, what tools are essential for your shop?

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