Max Chavez

Meeting Albuquerque craftsman Max Chavez

By Erin O'Donnell Founder and CEO, Dovetail Community Workshop Max Chavez has left his mark all over New Mexico. Since the 1970s he has created custom doors, cabinets, and furniture with his signature attention to detail and workmanship. Not to mention beauty. If you've been to St. Charles Borromeo church in central Albuquerque, you've seen the [...]

How to Take Apart a Wooden Pallet

How to Take Apart a Wooden Pallet

By Erin O'Donnell, Founder & CEO, Dovetail Community Workshop Pallet projects are super popular, and most are quite easy to accomplish. The hardest part is breaking down the pallet in the first place. These are industrial devices, built to withstand forklifts and exposure to the elements. They are not, unfortunately, intended to come apart like Lego. [...]

PureColor Water Based Stains

Staining Wood with PureColor

By Erin O'Donnell Founder and CEO, Dovetail Community Workshop When you stain wood, you have a lot of choices: color, gloss, level of protection -- and safety. Traditional stains give off strong fumes, and you should use them only in a well-ventilated area. Plus, a solvent-based stain is guaranteed to stain everything it comes in contact with, [...]

Dovetail Wins Local InnovateHER Competition

We are proud to announce that Dovetail Community Workshop's business plan has won the New Mexico Local Host Competition for the InnovateHER Challenge! This new nationwide prize competition is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, in partnership with Microsoft, to find the most innovative products and services that help impact and empower women’s lives. National finalists [...]