Jason Straw Woodworker and Bldg.
Areas of service:Gainesville
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About Jason Straw Woodworker and Bldg.
We off custom woodwork including high end cabinets, furniture, dining and conference tables, casework and wood floor refinishing. We are a Licensed Building Contractor. CBC1253443
I have a formal education in fine traditional joinery and over 15 years experience working on historic homes.
Questions and answers
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
What are your qualifications, what is your body of work and do you have a formal education? Can I see examples, can I see your work space, can I see your insurance?
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
College of the Redwoods nine month program for two years.
Certified Licensed Building Contractor
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
Do it right the first time and make sure you are happy and proud of what you get. We do quality work at a fair price.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
On going maintenance and care.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
Some of the projects that we work on can take months, a whole house if it is small can take 3 to 4 months, a floor refinish can take a week or two and conference table can take a month.
- What brands or products do you work with?
We use formaldehyde free substrates (plywood) and adhesives, the cores of the plywood are of FSC (forest stewardship council) poplar. The finishes that we use are water based and low VOC
- Tell us something customers may not know about you.
I teach private and semi private classes on woodworking. Here is a class description taken from my website:
LEARN TO BUILD KRENOVIAN SAW HORSES
This is my most popular class for woodworking beginners. We are able to go over an enormous amount of material in three days as you build your very own set of Krenovian saw horses. These very light weight and elegant horses can be mistaken for fine furniture. You will learn how to use a jointer, planer, chop saw, bandsaw, hand planes, spokeshaves, chisels, edge sharpening, glues, wood properties, loose tenon joinery, through wedged tenon joinery, mortises, notch lap joints, how to make tenons and a whole lot more. If you are just starting out or find yourself wanting a more formal training than learning from a magazine, this class could help you tremendously. The class takes 15 to 18 hours depending on class size and how in depth and nerdy you want to go. The wood working class is broken up over 3 days.
I am sometime asked if I ever have women in my classes and the answer is, “So far I’ve always had a woman in the classes I’ve taught.”
I prefer the class size to be under three students.
- How did you get started?
I was recently interviewed by a magazine called Woodworkers Journal, feel free to contact me and I will forward the article.
- Tell us about the project or job that you are most proud of (in the last 12 months).
My kitchen cabinets. They are built using the techniques that I learned from the school in northern California that I went to that was started by a incredible teacher, woodworker and author, James Krenov. His book are wonderful, they are a lot more about the process of, "Making" than of woodworking.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
Fine Woodwork, Custom Cabinets, Hand Made solid wood furniture, wood floor refinishing and installation, Custom Entry Doors, home repair, I stock beautiful river recovered cypress, heart pine and Black Walnut
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
Wood working is a art that requires a technical education, dexterity, years of aesthetic refinement, an enormous and ongoing investment in tools, attention to detail and passion.
April 16, 2012
Jason is skillful, reliable and pays attention to detail. He has been renovating houses for over ten years and that level of experience coupled with his 2 years at a fine-furniture school makes his work masterful. His scope of work is broad ranging from flooring to roofing, cabinet-making to plumbing. I hired him to do a complete overhaul of my "fixer-upper" 1920's cracker house. It was in deplorable condition, to the point I was not able to get a loan from the bank. But Jason was able to gut the house and turn it back into a beautiful, sturdy historic home. Among many things, he handmade the wooden window screens and porch doors which always become an immediate talking point for their beauty and old-time craftsmanship. Jason is serious about his work! It is his life and passion. He also has an amazing hard-working employee named Dan. Give this guy some coffee and he will run circles around the competition. Dan had the daunting task of scraping all the paint off my wood siding and he did it in record time. I know this site is mainly dedicated to Jason's fine-furniture aspects, but Jason is all-around capable and would exceed your expectations regarding any project you hired him for. My husband wanted to add that he is also very professional, more than worth his price and trustworthy. I am so relieved we have someone like him for future projects and renovations!- Stevenson