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Location: Denver, Colorado
Website: www.SanJuanCarpentry.com

San Juan Carpentry founder Scott Shaeffer works humbly from a converted horse barn in Arvada, Colorado. Not letting the lack of space hold him back, Scott practices a hands-on approach that goes against the grain (so to speak) in an industry full of patterns and automated jigs.

Scott is a proud native of Colorado. In fact, he has family that goes back 6 generations in the centennial state and he doesn’t plan on going anywhere. Scott first discovered the carpentry itch working as a set builder for his school theatre program starting in the 6th grade and has been growing ever since. Bill Alberts, owner of Rustic Style in Mancos, Colorado (whom Scott fondly refers to as his, “sensei”) introduced Scott to the craft in 2007.

After graduating from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor’s in Business Management, Scott struggled to find his way into the white-collared economy and decided to return to the hands-on lifestyle of crafting rustic furniture. He began by producing the San Juan Signature Bar Collection. He quickly added items to the collection such as pub and pedestal tables, and home bars. Now the Signature Collection includes furnishings and decor appropriate for all rooms in the house. Plus he’s added the Summit Collection, furniture made from beetle-killed pine, and Bob’s Collection, a variety of ultra-rustic, ultra-simple craft pieces made from scrap, drift wood, and reclaimed lumber.

Scott is also interested in pursuing and maintaining the greenest possible construction practices in the trade. Serving a local economy with local products made with local labor and materials is one of many steps to a greener business plan.

-- Scott Shaeffer, Owner - San Juan Carpentry

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surfin2

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#1 posted 539 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 539 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 538 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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