Molly Bagby

May 192021

We are excited to finally reopen our retail store for inside foot traffic on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. Highland Woodworking will continue to do our best to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff. The policies listed below will evolve as needed. Our top priority is the safety of our staff and customers and we thank you in advance for adhering to these policies.

Sanitation and Protection

•  Customers are required to wear a mask to enter the store and while inside the store. More than half our employees have worked here for over 20 years, so perhaps it is not surprising that the majority of us are also over 60 years old, unfortunately putting us in the vulnerable high risk category for COVID-19. We want to keep them healthy so they can continue to provide the same customer service we have given for the last 40+ years.

•  All employees are required to wear a mask on the retail sales floor.

•  Masks, sanitizer and wet wipes will be available for customers and employees free of charge at the register sanitation station near the parking lot entrance door.

•  Contact surfaces like door knobs, handrails and restroom handles will be sanitized daily.

•  Please adhere to social distancing when trying out tools and interactions with our staff. 

Operating Procedures

•  Store hours will remain the same. Monday-Friday 9-6,  Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12:30-4:30

•  Will Call/Curbside Pickup will continue. If you would like to order curbside, please let us know when placing your order by phone (404) 872-4466 and we will be happy to bring it outside to you once you arrive.

•  In-Store classes will remain suspended until at least September 2021.

Thank you for your continued support of Highland Woodworking, a family-owned, small business since 1978.

May 042021

It’s almost Mother’s Day and what better way to show Mom you love her than with a homemade woodworking gift. Or better yet, if she is a woodworker herself, maybe you can surprise her with a new tool or let her pick one out herself with a Highland Woodworking Gift Certificate.

This month, we want to know what you’re getting/making for Mom this Mother’s Day! And if you’re making something or getting her a tool, let us know what it is in the comments!

Apr 062021

In this month’s Wood News Online, Bob Rummer discusses several heirloom pieces of furniture that have recently undergone a variety of breaks and scratches. According to Bob, “When we are looking broken-ness in the face, the first step is a decision to fix or not. We compare the cost and difficulty of repairing an item against the cost of getting a new one.”

This month we’re wondering what do you do with a broken piece of wooden furniture?

Jan 042021

With 2020 now behind us, it’s time to look to our woodworking resolutions for 2021. Part of Highland Woodworking’s mission statement is to “fan the flames of interest and excitement in the craft of woodworking, and contribute to its growth throughout the country.” This past year, many of us found more time at home to learn a new skill and Highland did our best to encourage this through our new Highland Woodworking Live Online Classroom.

This month, we want to know what is a new woodworking skill you would like to learn or one you would like to get better at in 2021? Leave your answer in this month’s poll and if the specific skill you want to learn isn’t listed, you can add it in the ‘Other’ comments.

Oct 022020

We can all admit that one of the best parts of the project is being done with it. But what about the finish? Some people prefer not having any finish on their project to give it the completely natural wood look. Other people go to the opposite spectrum and paint their wooden projects with acrylic craft paint finishes. Then there are the more common types of finishes, a variety of which your common hardware/woodworking store will have a plethora of, including fillers, dyes, stains, oils, lacquers, and waxes.

We want to know your preferred finish. Answer it in this month’s woodworking poll below!

Sep 012020

The internet has introduced many new ways for us to delve into woodworking including YouTube Channels, blogs, forums, websites…and the list goes on. Before the internet, the only real way to get inspiration was from published magazines like Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking, or public programming like The Woodwright’s Shop and The New Yankee Workshop.

This month, we want to know how you get your woodworking news and project inspiration, whether through print or online. Let us know in our September 2020 poll and if there is another resource you use, let us know in the comments!

Aug 032020

We sell a variety of brands and tools here at Highland Woodworking, but one tool you can’t get anywhere else is our award winning Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade.

Woodworkers have been using the Wood Slicer for over 25 years and have had many things to say about it:

 The cut was so easy, and the wood tracked through the blade straight as an arrow.
 The cuts were so good I had to look twice to see the cut side from the machine planed face! I didn’t think it was possible to get that smooth of a cut out of a bandsaw.

This month we want to know if you have tried the Wood Slicer? And if you have, please let us know how it worked for you in the comments on this poll!