SAWTOOTH RIDGE WOODWORKS
Sawtooth Ridge Woodwork’s Jeff and Noelle didn’t have a plan to become woodworkers. Both had corporate jobs in Seattle until 2014 when they decided to leave the city behind and move into their cabin just outside of Leavenworth.
After a short apprenticeship with a local woodworker, Jeff designed a floating shelf which they listed in their Etsy shop. They soon began selling more than they ever expected. It didn’t take long before they expanded their product line and out grew their small garage workshop and started looking for a new home and shop to grow their business. They stumbled upon the Methow Valley and immediately fell in love with a house complete with a blank slate building just 700ft away on the property which would soon become their new woodshop.
Jeff and Noelle have come up with ways to create as little waste as possible in their process. Any off-cuts of wood they have are used for smaller projects such as picture frames and packaging to protect larger items when shipping. All the glass they use for their Picture Frames is hand cut by them using old windows they’ve collected and saved from landfills. In addition to that, each bag of wood shavings they create from their machines is saved and donated to locals with animals for their pens or given to away for garden mulch or to make wood pellets. All other off-cuts that are unusable are thrown into their woodburning stove to keep the woodshop warm in the winter months.