On The Level

Keep up to date with what Hillside Woodworks is working on, what exciting materials and techniques we are using, and interesting things happening in the Upper Delaware Region by following the On the Level blog.

Ground Contact, Schmound Contact

Ground Contact, Schmound Contact

The other day I was doing a couple little odds and ends around my mom’s house. One of the things I had to do was fix her little pergola. One of the posts had sunk and the pergola was becoming a sorry looking affair. I figured the bottom of the post was rotting a bit […]

Hemlock Kitchen

Hemlock Kitchen

I finished a remodeling project in Hemlock Farms PA about two months ago. I should have posted this when I finished the job but it was the beginning of summer and I couldn’t bear the thought of sitting at my computer when the weather was so nice. Now that school has started and summer is […]

Shop Local Save Land

Shop Local Save Land

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) is the local land trust serving the four counties of the Upper Delaware region. Pike and Wayne County in Pennsylvania, and Sullivan and Delaware counties in New York. To date they have conserved 14,000 acres through conservation easements. It is an organization with a mission that I think is critically […]

GO Home

GO Home

I really love this little house. If I were going to build a new home for my family it would be something like this. This company up in Maine is really onto something (www.gologic.us). Not only are they building homes to the Passive House standard, but they are doing it for a square foot cost […]

Collins Coping Foot

Collins Coping Foot

cope [kohp] verb1.to struggle or deal, especially on fairly even terms or with some degree of success (usually followed by with ): I will try to cope with his rudeness. First a little disclaimer, Betsy doesn’t like these wonky carpentry posts but it is my post and I can get wonky if I want to. […]

Thank you

Thank you

Well it’s official, the Hillside Woodworks website has launched. I can finally tick off that item from my to-do list. It has only taken me seven years to finally get it done. Or to be truthful about it, seven years to have someone do it for me. Credit goes to Dorene Warner with W Design […]