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8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.,
San Diego, CA, 92111

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Woodworking in San Diego

Wood is easily one of our favorite materials. We love its diversity, durability, and versatility. Approved Home Pros lends a hand with all things woodworking in San Diego by giving you a list of only the most trusted woodworking shops in the area.

Woodworking Tips From the Pros

Wood is the preferred medium for many artists, craftsmen, and hobbyists alike. Follow these tips on your next woodworking project.

  • Make safety a priority. Wear safety goggles and protective gloves. Read the instructions on all your new equipment. Set up a well-ventilated workspace.
  • Don’t skimp on sanding. Scratches and nicks stand out more when stained. Sand your wood, going from coarse to fine grit, to remove imperfections and leave a smooth, soft shape.
  • Stains and paint can look different than what you imagined once you get it on the grain. Test stains and paint on spare pieces of wood or a spot that won’t be visible.
  • Take care of dust, which ruins stains and finishes. Invest in a hefty vacuum to remove sawdust from your workspace, and wipe down the wood with a damp washcloth before you apply a stain, paint, or finish.

Call us at (855) 840-A-PRO if you need any help finding the right woodworking professionals, supplies, or shops to get your project underway.


Basic Woodworking Tips- Rockler Woodworking »

<<< FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> Rockler Woodworking & Hardware joins us to share some basic woodworking tips and to reveal the winner of our Approved Home Pro Pen Contest.

Getting Started with Woodworking »

<<< FRIDAY, MAR. 11, 2016 on SAN DIEGO 6 TV >>> Woodworking is a great long-term hobby, and Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the center of woodworking in San Diego. We visit store manager Mike Durlak to get tips on getting started with woodworking, including pen turning on a lathe.

Prevent DIY Accidents with Saw Stop »

<<< FRIDAY, SEPT. 3, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> Rockler Woodworking & Hardware demonstrates the Saw Stop, an incredible technology that stops the saw blade instantly upon sensing human skin. Store Manager Mike Durlak uses a hotdog as an extension of his finger to show how Saw Stop can prevent serious injury.

Rockler & Wounded Warriors Donate to Susan G. Komen »

<<< FRIDAY, NOC. 18, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> Rockler Woodworking, together with San Diego Woodturners and local Wounded Warriors, made a heart-felt donation of more than 200 hand-turned pink pens to the volunteers and beneficiaries of Susan G. Komen's San Diego efforts.

Rockler Makes It Easy to Get Started with Woodworking »

<<< FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> Woodworking is a fun and productive hobby that's easy to get involved with thanks to proprietary products from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Demonstrated here is the window shutter jig, an accessory tool that makes it simple to build your own shutters.