|Forum topic by gargey||posted 07-08-2016 02:30 PM||355 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-08-2016 02:30 PM
I live in Houston (near the middle). I don’t know anyone that does any kind of woodworking, and am curious about a few things:
-Are there any clubs/groups that are worth belonging to? Are there any associated benefits (discounts at lumberyards etc)?
-I’ve been to Houston Hardwoods several times, have not yet visited Clarks (though given the 290 shitshow I may check them out next time I need wood). Any other places worth knowing about for lumber?
-Any good places for fixtures/hardware other than Rockler and Home Depot/Lowes (obvs online)?
FYI I’m not into the “folksy” side of woodworking, and I’m relatively young (not as young as I used to be, though), so any groups with that orientation aren’t for me.
I use almost exclusively hand tools (ex drill and circular saw), and my ambitions are to progress from relatively simple cabinet making into fine furniture such as Finn Juhl type chairs, etc. Over a very long period of time. I can only devote a few hrs per week to my hobbies.