Ever since inventing the woodworking clamp in 1903, Pony Jorgensen has remained a leader in the woodworking space. Throughout this time, we’ve kept a keen eye on how the industry is ever-changing and evolving. Today, we’re diving into a few of our favorite woodworking trends for 2021 that should be on your radar. So buckle up, because the trend forecast is in and it’s looking bright!
- Modern and Minimalistic
With organic materials all the rage right now, wood furnishings easily bring a simple, natural element to a space – no matter if it’s through furniture, floors, a countertop, or decor. And, if you want to take minimalism one step further, use raw wood to compliment a variety of styles that span from contemporary to elegant, and everything in between.
- Lighter Woods
We’ve seen the light: the light side of wood that is. Whether found in the decor around you, your own shop, or a commission request, you’ll surely be seeing a lot more light-toned wood being utilized in woodworking this year. Types like Scandinavian blonde, maple, white oak, and birch are great options when looking for a lighter wood.
- Flawlessly Flawed
Rustic, rugged, or refined – who says you can’t have all three? Especially with the perfectly imperfect woodworking creations gaining popularity right now. That’s right, bring on those live edges, contrasted wood grain, and visible nail holes. We’re digging the way this trend embraces a project’s “flaws” and think you will too.
- Pops of Color
Keep the good vibes going with fun pops of color this year. This trend proves that a little really can go a long way. Paint it, dye it, or use oxidized copper to create a unique look. No matter how you spin (or color) it, a vibrant piece of wood can upgrade almost any woodworking piece.
We’re hoping this one lasts far beyond 2021. Opting for sustainable wood means responsible harvesting and less impact on the environment. Look for woods certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), like bamboo, mahogany, oak, teak, and black cherry. A few other easy ways to keep your woodworking more sustainable is to reuse scrap material and go for natural dyes, paints, finishes, fillers, cleaners, and solvents.
Feeling inspired? Post your trending creations and tag @ponyjorgensen on Facebook or Instagram! And check out our collection of high-quality woodworking clamps to find even more reasons why woodworkers choose Pony Jorgensen.