Pocahontas Woods carves out new green woodwork
Pocahontas Woods is almost finished with its most recent green cabinetry project for a local residence - oak cabinetry constructed of all-natural materials.
"The idea is it contains nothing that couldn't be found in a walk through the woods," said John Williams, Director and instructor at Pocahontas Woods.
The cabinetry was constructed with a specific purpose in mind.
"It's for people who are extremely sensitive to a number of chemicals and compounds. Everything has to be done with special glues rated as vapor safe. Most of the adhesives we use are soy-based. They have no formaldehyde; that's what you're trying to stay away from," said Williams. "Everything in it is non-toxic and natural."
Pocahontas Woods is an educational workshop that teaches the art of woodworking, furniture making and cabinetry.
"We try to conduct these workshops, and we've been developing a line of work that we sell through craft outlets," said Williams.
Pocahontas Woods periodically holds workshops for their apprenticeship program.
"Next week we're going to start a training session on our computer numerically controlled carver. It can do just about anything. It can carve out signs, parts for furniture, the parts for all of a cabinet in about 30 minutes. It can do decorative carving. It's a pretty phenomenal machine," said Williams.
Williams is confident the final product will be impressive.
"It's going to be a beautiful kitchen, well-made," said Williams.