The Wood Shop

The Wood Shop is located on our little piece of property here in Maillard, Torbeck, Haiti.  It has been in operation since 2012 and currently employs 2 men full time and 2 or 3 men on a part time basis.  They build furniture, kitchen cabinets, stools, buffets, china cabinets, etc. all to order.  They start with rough cut wood and go from there.  The men working at this wood shop have an advantage that most wood shops don’t have.  They have electricity and some full size woodworking equipment.

 

 

Most of the joinery is mortise & tenon.  Lots of glue and then squeezed together using straps that are twisted together to tighten them up. A lot of the sanding is done by hand.  The panels are done with a router setup.