so excited about our Woodworking Classes!!!

,These kids are soooo cute! I was so excited because this week we got more girls that signed up for the classes.  Mainly its been boys (including mine) that are signed up for the classes.  The kids are looking at how the band saw works and inside the bottom where the wheel is located that makes it turn. 
This is little Kenna who is putting her tray together with a “dry fit” to make sure all the parts fit correctly before she glues everything together.  She is the youngest of our group this week and at 5 years old is doing a great job drawing her plans, sanding, and using the clamps. 
Next week I already have 4 kids signed up for the afternoon class, only a couple spots left for those who want to join us!
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i hate maple toffee

Now maple is one of my most favorite woods to use in cabinetry but it is definitely not my favorite to finish.  Maple is a very hard wood so hard in fact that it is not easily penetrated by stain.  It doesn’t have porous capabilities compared to cherry wood which soaks in stain. 

My little Jakob, aka “little mini Mr. Know-it-All took pictures of me in the finish shop while I was working on some wood tops. I had no idea he was taking pictures but its funny because it reminds me of how I was feeling that day, simply irritated. Here I am taking a sample over to the table to make sure it matches with the wood tops.

And of course, it does not.  I spent all day working on those wood tops.  First try I messed up the color had to strip and refinish all three wood tops.  And thinking like a business owner I am thinking it should NOT take this long to finish these wood tops and taking this much time is not making any money. Oh the joys of runnning a business……
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i so don’t have it together, but i want too so bad!!!!

Did I ever tell you how I LOVE to have a clean house but it seems I rarely do?  It might have something to do with 3 boys who drop everything in their hands wherever they might be at the time.  How do I change that?  I lecture, I scream, I throw blankets, but no one takes me seriously.  They just giggle and say, “Mom you are so funny!”   
Did I ever mention that Mr. Know-it-All sees when I am overcommited and gives me a lecture?  Every stinkin’ time too.  Probably not, because every time its a humbling experience for me and I don’t want anyone to know I screwed up, even him.  I want to do things the right way the first time, and I intend to, but life and I am not so perfect and I get to learn through the consequences of my actions. 
I do need to ask for help more from Mr. Know-it-All, but shouldn’t he know that I need help without me saying so in my whiney voice?  I’m just saying……… and Mr. Know-it-All needs to get himself on facebook so you can all tell him to. 
If you want to get in touch with him he is on Twitter @Greg2208.  You will see his profile picture is of him standing on what he calls “God’s favorite place” the Star on the field of the Dallas Cowboys stadium.  Now I don’t think he is dropping any trash just wherever in “God’s favorite place.”  Maybe we should tell him that our home is “God’s favorite place” too!
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new chef board for sale on

I figured out how to add new products to our website Weber’s Cabinets, Inc. and the Chef Board was one of the first I wanted to add!  I think it is so practical for a cutting board.  Its actually almost too practical because I hate to prep for cooking, cooking, thinking about what to cook, etc. etc….and I love the thing!  And I am not just saying that because we make it but I am saying because it is so accessible, easy to use, and beautiful on your counter. 

I am just sitting in bed typing away at the late, yes very late hour of 7pm.  I know I am a loser but I just do not feel good today. I got home at 4:30 and just went straight to bed.  Mr. Know-it-All thinks I should call in sick to myself, but I don’t think that will work very well.  I really feel like I am coming down with something, my body just aches.  I have been sore every day in a new area in my muscles from working on different jobs out in the shop, but this is something different, probably caught it from the boys.  Maybe Mr. Know-it-All could call in sick for me tomorrow! J/K
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