Welcome to the Collings virtual shop tour. You can browse through our shop room by room by selecting a category below.
Would you rather see the real thing in person? We offer shop tours most Fridays starting at 3:30pm. The tour generally lasts 60 - 90 minutes, depending on the size of the group. Space is limited, so we ask that you please call in advance to reserve your tour. Because you'll be touring our factory during working hours, tour attendees will be supplied with protective shop glasses. No sandals or open-toe shoes are allowed, thanks for helping us ensure your safety.
Our premium tone wood comes from all over the world and as a result each billet will have a different internal moisture content when it arrives. It is important to acclimate each billet of wood to the environment of our shop which is kept at a steady 50% humidity. This process ensures that the wood will maintain a consistent density and structure as we carve it. After about three months of acclimating in this room each billet will have a moisture content of 6-7% and can move on to be milled and shaped.