My First Visit to @WoodcraftSupply What It's Like In the Store!
My First Visit to @WoodcraftSupply What It's Like In the Store!
I went to a @WoodcraftSupply store for the first time to show you what it is really like inside their store! What types of woodworking tools do they have, what woodworking supplies could I get, and what types of wood do they carry? Watch the video to see all this and more! Amazon and other affiliate links are used in this description and they help support this channel.
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I was in no way sponsored by Woodcraft or anyone else for this video. I had always wanted to go to a woodworking store since I don’t have anything like this near me. The closest Home Depot is 90 miles away if that tells you anything about how rural of an area we live in. I wanted to share my experience for those that are like me that have never gone to Woodcraft. I paid for the airline tickets to and from Dallas. We spent the weekend with Allred Woodworks who was gracious enough to host us (amazing people!) After I returned home I bought the Kapex online from Beaver Industrial Supply. I didn’t order from Woodcraft because they were out of stock at the Hurst, TX location. It was a fun trip and I would love to visit other woodworking tool stores, or tool manufactures in the future.
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0:00 Woodcraft Store
0:40 Walking into Woodcraft
1:00 Woodcraft Woodworking Classes
3:04 Woodcraft In-Store Wood Shop
4:29 Should I Get a Festool Kapex?
5:24 Base Cabinet Class
6:37 Upper Cabinet Class
7:38 Woodcraft Wood In-Store
8:30 Clamps at Woodcraft
8:39 Festool Products at Woodcraft
9:02 Kreg Products at Woodcraft
9:18 Woodworking Tools at Woodcraft
10:15 Woodcraft’s Assistant Manager
11:28 What’s Great about Woodcraft
12:18 Woodcraft vs Other Stores
13:06 Where Should I Visit Next?
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We have a Woodcraft store here in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. I think I will go to that candy store later today. Thank you for sharing this video. Well edited.
I finally got a chance to go check out this store. The staff was super friendly and really helpful. Thanks for suggesting this place.
Is there any woodcraft stores in or near Illinois
Love the channel and your no-nonsense approach & demeanor! You mentioned at the 9:07 mark that you have to order your Kreg screws online. FYI, Lowes carries a decent selection of Kreg pocket screws (usually just for softwoods) if you live fairly close to a Lowes. I live in Round Rock, TX (Located on the border of Austin) and I have a Woodcraft about 7 minutes from me and a Rockler just opened up in October which is only 3 minutes from my home. Woodcraft is way nicer than Rockler but the prices also reflect that fact and so does the whiff of enlightenment that some of the Woodcraft workers possess. You got really lucky your guide Steve was a cool dude.
I uses to shop Woodcraft and was turned off when I found then tying to gouge me on items that were available at the hardware store. Same for Rockler Neither are good places to shop.for tools and hardware Wood is cheaper at Hardwood venders.
Yep, got a woodcraft in Colorado Springs 15 minutes from home, i love it because they have high quality tools that you can’t find anywhere else like Festool.
Don’t tease a cowboy fan like that. I saw AT&T stadium
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I personally have fun at most wood working stores. The big box stores are not helpful. The other stores are ok but woodcraft is a very good shop.
I grew up in the Hurst/Euless/Bedford area and live in Fort Worth. I never knew that was in Hurst. I’m a fan and would have loved to know you were in town to come by and say "Hi".
I second the ‘kid in a candy store’ feeling! I finally went to the Woodcraft in Spokan, WA in the summer. I hadn’t been in a Woodcraft for over 20 years, and I’ve been doing woodworking for just as long. I loved the knowledge of the employees and the tools and supplies selection available. There really isn’t a substitute for a hands-on examination of the large tools, comparing two items between each hand, and being able to talk to knowledgable people.
my woodcraft is so tiny compared to that one lol
Great video, they should definitely think about sponsorship now, you’d make a great ambassador for the company
I remember my first (and only) visit to a Woodcraft store. It was much smaller than the one in this story. I spent maybe half an hour looking around. In that time nobody payed any attention to me at all.
I didn’t buy anything.
Well dang, I think we got one in Laurel, Mt. I’m in Wyoming.
Shout outs to steve! Seems like a genuine nice guy.
Was in Tulsa this past weekend for a woodturning class with the Northeast Okla Woodturners and visited the Woodcraft store there. About 90 minutes from my (and your) shop. Great videos.
I LOVE WOODCRAFT BUT THE FOUR HOUR TRIP ONE WAY IS NOT DOABLE.. ENJOY YOUR TRIP !😎
Im sorry Rockler wasnt that knowledgeable for you. I hope they see the video and improve.
Wait Matt, we have one here in Tulsa, isn’t that closer to you then Dallas? Anyway great video as always brother.
Going to a Hardwood Store for the First Time https://youtu.be/EsMhiGBho0s
Woodcraft is a cool store. I enjoy going there. If you come back to Hurst let me know
I used to work at the Woodcraft in Springfield, VA and I left a lot of my paychecks in the cash register drawer. I couldn’t resist the draw of the employee discount and all those tools.
My Woodcraft store in Ventura Ca Closed no warning nothing, many years building a relationship and one day it’s gone. So sad I loved the small Knick knacks. Now I have to travel 80 miles to Rockler.
I thought the title said Woodstock.
I was going to advise coming to Tulsa, we have a woodcraft, but Dallas is closer by 25 miles, and from the looks of it their store is better equiped. But the staff is very knowledgable as well.
Theres one by my house, I walked in for the first time and Cheek to Cheek by Sinatra started playing in my head. I walked out with a new Jet drum sander that day
Why the Psalm 71 shirt? Wtf?
Wow this store is a 15 minute drive from my house and I never knew. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be sure to tell them 731 woodworks sent me.
I used to live less than a mile from one, but lived in a townhouse with no shop space. Now I live 25 miles away…. and tons of shop space! It is indeed an awesome place
I like it. Just expensive as hell
OMG, you came tor local Woodcraft! I had an extra 15 minutes before picking my little one up and stopped by there. It is fantastic and can’t wait to go back. I am going to take a wild guess that the "other store" you talked about was Rockler in Arlington?
Thanks for the tour Matt. I have a Woodcraft just over an hour drive away, but have yet to step foot in the place. I just don’t get near there very often. Now granted I’ve have browsed their website multiple times… who am I kidding! Multiple times just last month, but I find myself normally ordering from their largest competitor, which I am going to guess is the other store you visited. Now if it is the same competitor store (they sell a lot of blue stuff with their name on it) I recently visited one in CIncinnati, OH while driving back from vacation. I spent 3 hours in the place and wanted to keep talking (and buying) more with the very knowledgeable staff there, but the wife dragged me out. Not literally, but said "Alright. You’ve seen and spent enough. The car is full! I’m leaving with or without you!"
Anyway, if you had a bad experience at a specific store, it could have just been the staff at that particular location. I wish I had a closer one, but my nearest one is almost 4 hours away! I am glad you did the video though. I do plan to visit my Harrisburg, PA Woodcraft store sometime soon. I just need to take time out of the shop and make time to drive down. I’m sure I will just as amazed as you were.
I am spoiled. I have a Woodcraft seven miles from my house and a Rockler opened up a year or three ago about three miles from my house. I. AM. SPOILED.
Woodcraft is a franchise. Perhaps you could look into opening one in your area.
Advertising………a worthless, waste of time video!
I’m glad I don’t live near that place. I’d be broke in a month 😂
What do you think of the Carlson clamp?
You should check out Marks Machinery in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. It’s not as big as wood craft, but he has a great selection of machines and hardwoods, festool, saw stop, powermatic, jet….etc. It’s my local “dream land” lol.
We lost our woodcraft store about 5 years ago and I miss it so much because of the staff always new the answer to all my questions now it’s 2 hr drive to Knoxville TN
Wow, talk about kid in a candy store! My wife always calls Home Depot and Harbor Freight my "toy stores", but this blows HD and HF out of the water! Unfortunately, the closest Woodcraft to me is 35 miles as the crow flies, so figure it’s about a 45 minute drive, +/-. But, I did have fun watching you in this store, and those classes would be outstanding! Nice cabinet build, for sure! Thanks!
Anybody else see the obvious link here? Matt, doesn’t opening your own ToolCraft franchise store in your area make sense? You had to fly to your nearest location, cool? Yes! Buying airline tickets every time you need a special piece of purple heart, well, that could become costly, lol. Yes it’s a ton of money, but, the franchises are affordable, they do a great business. I am sure your celebrity would make the whole thing go quicker, easier, and maybe less expensive to own. The reason I love your channel, and many other subscribers do as well, your videos aren’t building an (Insert Project Name Here), it’s about how to do it, where to get the materials, why the build is so important, etc. You have the chance to educate, build, and develop personal relationships on a much grander scale. Just a thought.
There’s a Woodcraft store just twenty minutes from home in the same little strip mall as my chiropractor’s office so it is super easy to pop in for a look-see. I do like the store, and the employees are friendly and knowledgable. I enjoy being able to actually LOOK at, touch, and handle the tools in person. I have found that in many instances their prices are significantly more expensive than online retailers. (Whiteside router bits being an example if you compare with Amazon). That said, they do have a place in my tool & supply buying tool chest and I have gone in and purchased from them on a number of occasions. They also have some decent sales that match what other retailers have (I purchased my DeWalt planer at the store). I highly recommend checking them out. If nothing else it is a fun place to visit for that "kid in a candy store" experience!
As a former 10yr employee of woodcraft be thankful you don’t have one close lol…… at least your pocket book will thank you 🤣 thousands of dollars later I can honestly say it’s one of my favorite stores. I still teach classes there and it’s been fun sharing my passion for quality tools with others. None of the employees work on commission and really don’t get paid much at all. Everyone works there because they enjoy it and enjoy teaching.
8:32 Make that 3000
I hope the fellas over here at the Woodcraft in Cleveland (Oakwood village) get a good look at this Dallas store. The class offerings for one thing are tenfold more than the same 4 classes offered here year after year.. The inventory in the showroom is miniscule here comparatively. I understood the limitations of this type of business 10-15 years ago when woodworking interest in our area was waning but no excuse now with the dramatic uptick in woodworking involvement by the general population here now. Now, they have to balance their budget, compete with online vendors and provide enough incentives to attract locals back into the store. No easy task but it is the corner they’ve painted themselves into.
Have an excellent store 4 miles from me & another about 25 miles. These are fabulous places to start any kind of finished project. People are helpful knowing you will become a repeat customer just from your first tour. In Fact if you want to branch out to more exotic tools or materials they will give you good hints. While starting a few years back i found squared Cocobolo logs at 16$ a board foot, now the investment is at 50$ a b/ft.
I’m in St. Louis and the woodcraft here used to be top notch. Then it changed ownership and went completely downhill. They barely have any equipment instore, items would be out of stock, and the final straw for was when I was in there and couldn’t get any assistance because all the employees were too busy in back unloading the owner’s new Ducati motorcycle. What a joke. And you should never buy wood there. It’s a complete rip off. I’m not saying to completely dismiss them. I will still go there for an occasional item.