Woodcraft Iowa City

Woodcraft Iowa City


I just spent $213 at Woodcraft Iowa City 🤪
Unsolicited thank you-

For my domestic hardwood I try to buy locally here in Muscatine, I prefer to keep it as local as possible.

But for my exotics, I get nearly all of it at Woodcraft Iowa City - there are sales and deals that can be had for sure, but personally I love being able to handle the wood and see the grain and character up close and in person- being able to do that means a lot.
Thanks for all the tips on putting these together! From left to right, Patagonia Rosewood, Cocobolo and Bocote.
Hey Woodcraft Iowa City, I need a little help identifying a jig I found in the shop I inherited from my Father. Got any ideas?
This weekend come out to the grand opening celebration Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the Woodcraft Iowa City new store. Meet our very own Chris Caliendo who is demonstrating the worlds finest Easy Wood Tools turning tools & talk turning. All are welcome, don't miss this exciting event & catch some great sales! Woodcraft
Woodcraft Iowa City
3 Es**rt Lane
Iowa City, IA 52240
Wally came to see me at work today at the new Woodcraft store in Iowa City. He was a hit with both customers and employees.
A new Woodcraft Iowa City Supply retail store is set to open Jan. 17 at 3 Es**rt Lane.
Soooo... Should we just set up a chunk of my paychecks to be directly deposited with you now or do we need to wait until the 17th?
We're setting up shop in IOWA CITY, IA with doors opening January 17th, 2022! Come visit our new digs and get ready for some woodworking! #TogetherWeCanCreateAnything #NewWoodcraftStore #handcrafted #woodworking #diy #hobbies #crafts #powertools #handtools #wood Woodcraft Iowa City https://www.woodcraft.com/stores/iowa-city

We'd like to personally invite you to stop in today for hardware, exotic lumber, wood finishes, epoxy, and so much more! Helping You Make Wood Work

We're Woodcraft of Iowa City and we're a local lumber and hardware store here in Iowa City, IA.

We cater to everyone from beginners to experts, offering sharpening tools, table saws, and shop layout consultation. We started this business to provide our community with a specialized place to purchase high-quality products specifically for woodworking projects. We're looking forward to growing our business to continue to serve Iowa City and the surrounding areas. Products:
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Operating as usual


Once we got a few pieces through the planer, it became quite obvious what a treasure trove this is. Some of this walnut comes out with such deep purple hues to it that I just want to spread peanut butter on it and make a sandwich. In this picture are several of the 3x3 and/or 4x4 "posts' (all about 100" long that are available. These would be great stock for table legs or turning stock. There are also live-edge pieces (milled long before live-edge was the cool thing to do!), and some pieces which are best described as 'beams' rather than boards. 8/4 thick, 8" wide, and 100+ inches long.

Not all of this will categorized as 'Rustic Walnut' as I described in the last post. Clear and live edge pieces will tagged with their normal prices ($18.99 & 19.99/bf respectively), but they too will receive a 40% discount off their regular price.

(In case you're wondering why I do it that way, it's much easier to process this wood into inventory using my standard price codes and then apply a discount to it, than it is to create entirely new price categories & codes.)


So a couple of weeks ago I got an opportunity to acquire some 'legacy lumber,' which in this instance is a stash of walnut that was milled at least 20 years ago. It was a bit of an 'all or nothing' opportunity, so I took it all. We are in the process of sorting it, and we will be skip-planing some of it to reveal grain and texture. Thickness range from true 3/4", then 4/4, 5/4, 8/4, & 10/4.

I already know that at least some of this batch will be labeled as 'Rustic Walnut,' in that it has some knots, sap wood, and in some instances, a little bit of worm activity. The normal price on this would be about be $17.99/bf, but we are marking it down by 40%, making it about $10.79/bf. Moisture content is right at 6%.

The picture below is what the lot looked like once it landed in our backroom. The next post will show what some of the first pieces looked like after skip-plaining.

Photos from Woodcraft Iowa City's post 06/08/2022

Photos from Woodcraft Iowa City's post


Claro Walnut Project Blanks

approx 2.625" x 2.625" x 6.25"

$13.99 each, or buy 2 get a 3rd Free!

Claro Walnut resulted from the cross pollination of Circassian Walnut (juglans regia) with native California Walnut (juglans hindsii) during the mid-to-late 19th century in California. The root stocks for this new hybrid were then used as recipients for English Walnut grafts. The resulting trees made for hardier plants in the California climate (where English Walnut didn’t grow well), but kept the trees to smaller sizes which made for easier harvesting. (Also, the nuts tasted better!) The wood is known for its exceptional figuring, and is highly sought after by gun-stock makers.

Each block can yield 6 pen blanks, and a pair of knife scales.


Don’t miss the last day of the Grand Opening Event. Demos on the hour from noon to 4pm. Hot Dogs from noon to 2pm. 15% Off Storewide with some exclusions. 10% Off Jet power tools.
Pictured below is Chris Caliendo from Easy Wood turning tools. He’ll be demoing these tools at 3pm. Hope to see you there.

Photos from Woodcraft Iowa City's post 04/08/2022

Grand opening weekend at Woodcraft of Iowa City. Here are a couple pics from the SawStop Demo. Demos all day thru Sunday. Plus 15% store wide sale. Some exclusions apply. Hope to see you here.


As promised, here is a schedule of the demos over the course of our Grand Opening Celebration weekend:

Friday, April 8:
11:00 AM – Festool
12:00 PM – SawStop
1:00 PM – Forrest Blades
2:00 PM – Carbide Tools for Turning w/ Easy Wood Tools
3:00 PM – General Finishes

Saturday, April 9
11:00 AM – Festool
12:00 PM – SawStop
1:00 PM – Forrest Blades
2:00 PM – Carbide Tools for Turning w/ Easy Wood Tools
3:00 PM – General Finishes

Sunday, April 10
12:00 PM – Festool
1:00 PM – SawStop
2:00 PM – Forrest Blades
3:00 PM – Carbide Tools for Turning w/ Easy Wood Tools
4:00 PM – General Finishes


As many of you know (but perhaps some of you do not know), we will have our ‘official’ Grand Opening celebration the weekend of April 8, 9, & 10. Here’s what to expect:

Vendor reps and demonstrations, including the infamous SawStop Hot Dog demo! And speaking of hot dogs, we will have free dogs from Noon to 2:00 PM (limit 2). Door prizes throughout the days, and a Grand Prize Drawing at about 4:45 PM on Sunday.

The ‘Grand Prize’ will be a complete Rikon pen turning setup, including a Rikon Model 70-105 Pen Lathe, a WoodRiver Turning Tool Kit, a pen turning mandrel, a Slimline Pen Turning Starter set, a Wall Street II Pen Turning Starter set, enough pen blanks to complete all the pens in the starter sets (plus a couple of extras, just in case!), a pen drilling vice, a lathe-mounted pen press, a turner’s sanding pack, a bottle of Doctor’s Woodshop Pen’s Plus finishing liquid, and a copy of 'Pen Turning – A Foundation Course,' by Kip Christensen & Rex Burningham. An $800 value!!

(Edited to add: Must be present to enter (no online or phone entries taken). You do NOT need to be present to win. Winners will be announced at the store, and if they are not present, they will be notified via phone, email, smoke signals, and semaphore. You may enter anytime on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. No purchase necessary to enter.)

I'll post a demo schedule in a separate post shortly.

Cheers, y'all!


At long last, we have finally gotten our shipment of domestic hardwoods. (We had a few species before, but now we're FULL UP!)

Species added: Quarter Sawn Sycamore (10/4 & 4/4), Quarter Sawn White Oak (4/4), Quarter Sawn White Ash (4/4), White Oak (4/4), Red Oak (4/4), Cherry (4/4 & 5/4), Spalted Maple (4/4), Honey Locust , Elm (4/4), Box Elder (4/4), and Mulberry (4/4).


Spend the next two Saturdays learning these exciting woodworking techniques. The demos are free and open to the public. See you there!


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Photos from Woodcraft Iowa City's post 01/21/2022

Our woodworking crew is hard at work to assist you with your woodworking ideas, projects, tools, finishes, and accessories! Come meet store owner, Eric Casteel, with Mark Nelson and Joel Gillett, all-in for support of helping you make wood work. Together, We Can Create Anything!


The doors are open and we have our very first customer. Come on out and see Iowa’s largest and most complete selection of woodworking tools and supplies.


Doors open tomorrow - Monday January 17th at 9am to 7pm. Come see the areas most complete selection of woodworking tools and supplies. See you there!!!


Who's an Iowa Woodworker? How about Tim Fuller at Retired with wood! Who else is out there, we wanna know ya! Five days to Woodcraft Iowa City Opening! https://bit.ly/3n9EB8P

We “woodn’t” be anywhere without our customers, followers, and family. Merry Christmas from Retiredwithwood! #


Our store business hours have been added to this page, and will begin on January 17, 2022. We look forward to meeting all of you. 10 DAYS and COUNTING DOWN as our IT gals, Amanda & Jessica are setting up our computer systems.

Photos from Turning Heads Woodworking's post 01/07/2022

We found our first social media Iowa woodworker liking our new Iowa City page. Check out all of @turningheadswoodworking projects and get inspired! We are looking forward to meeting all of you! https://www.facebook.com/turningheadswoodworking/posts/188365826103259?__cft__[0]=AZXIYwbryyrFbnfDuuunkQYA5hyQxw-uRoer02-qDPaXNBQV1KhyFhfsdB1als-SGe6ve4sj-KJjI8M8XZVKwiTP5zv-VReirQlXF5cKQ3CyTR7gdrvlB9yJkfM4z8UaCjnC8lVxwROpf7Jkez68rGva&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R

Photos from Woodcraft Iowa City's post 01/07/2022

Working hard in -12 degree temps! Getting the store set up for all of your woodworking projects! Only ten days away from the BIG opening day!

Photos from Woodcraft Iowa City's post 12/21/2021

We are less than a month away from opening Iowa City Woodcraft. Before we can help you create anything, we've got to get the building in order, and it's coming along.....


We're setting up shop in Iowa City, IA with doors open January 17th, 2022! Come visit our new digs! https://www.woodcraft.com/stores/iowa-city

Woodcraft Iowa City updated their phone number. 12/13/2021

Woodcraft Iowa City updated their phone number.

Woodcraft Iowa City updated their phone number.

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3 Es**rt Ln SW
Iowa City, IA

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Monday 9am - 7pm
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Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
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