Palette and Sawdust

About Us

Palette and Sawdust is a Mom (Bev) and Pop (Chuck) business run from our home in beautiful Idaho.

Bev attended a woodworking show in 1991 and purchased her first scroll saw. She loved cutting things on her saw, but needed to do something with all those cute cutouts. So she took a tole class at a local craft store and was hooked. She found a local tole shop and took as many lessons as she could fit into a tight schedule of work, remodeling our home (at that time in the San Francisco Bay area) and taking care of the household!

After 3 years of painting, the shop owner asked her to teach a class and she was hooked on teaching. Besides taking and teaching classes at the tole shop, Bev attended as many conventions as was possible. Bev kept Chuck busy making projects for her and it wasn’t long before he was making things for her friends. In 1998 Bev retired from her real job and we moved to San Diego County to take advantage of the beautiful weather. We began cutting wood for craft shows and Palette and Sawdust was born.

In 2007, we decided to move to Idaho. We were able to purchase a home with a large shop and then added a room for a studio. Chuck had his dream shop and Bev has her studio where the wood we make is displayed and classes are taught.

If you are ever in the Boise area and would like to visit, give us a call.

In 2011 we added a laser machine to our equipment line. Bev has been so busy that we have decided to move to strictly laser work and let Chuck retire to do other things. Check out her new patterns and all the laser designs she is creating.

Palette and Sawdust