Local woodworking shop closes after three decades

Bruce Waldner, owner of S & W Woodworking in Keizer, oversees packing up of the business that needs to relocate by the end of Feb.

After almost 34 years at its location in Keizer, S & W Woodworking, is relocating and will be out of its Chemawa Road site by the end of February.

Bruce Waldner, owner of S & W Woodworking, said he will operate the business out of a family home and the company’s trailer.

For more than three decades Waldner and his son, Doug, have manufactured cabinets and more. As the elder Walder said, “If it’s wood, we do it.” The company not only manufactures cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms, but also does other work. Doug Waldner is a general contractor who deals in remodels, floors and finished work.

The business was a beehive of activity this week as he, employees and others began packing up tools and thousands of pieces of work usedin their business.

Bruce Waldner said he thanks all of his customers over the years, and he had no choice but to close his Chemawa Road facility. “It’s not my fault,” he said.

S & W Woodworking can be reached via their Facebook page and by phone at 503-390-1475.