Built to last

built1When Custom Woodwork Inc. in Richmond, Va., reaches its 50-year mark in March 2015, everyone will stop to celebrate — but not for long. As usual, there’ll be work to do — drawings to review, bids to make, cabinets to build.

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New Products

Oakwood veneer

Oakwood veneer

OAKWOOD VENEER CO. is providing customers with the option of special-ordering any one of its wood veneer species to a PSA backing with only a two- to three-day time frame before shipping.

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Tools & Machines

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Asking professional woodworkers about their favorite piece of shop equipment is like opening a bag of Gummy Bears in a kindergarten. Every color is everyone’s favorite.

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Wood Markets

Walnut sales boosted by recent design trends

Recent walnut sales are mixed. But hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News say the one constant in the market is customer fondness for the wood’s rich and characteristic color.

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Editor's Picks

Only in America

Only in America

Spend a couple of nights waking along Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as The Strip, and eventually nothing will surprise you. A middle-aged man wearing a diaper and nothing else? Check. An old lady in a Batman costume ordering at ...

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Perception vs. reality

Perception vs. reality

Cabinetmakers and furniture builders often look at finishing in very different ways. The former usually spray lacquer or varnish, while the latter often apply wax, oil or shellac by hand. Both, however, are looking for a delicate ...

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Stand out and cash in

Stand out and cash in

We had a little work done on the home place a few months ago. A contractor came in and gave us a price, we signed the papers and all these very professional people showed up one after the other until everything was done.

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VOC rules can cause a mess

VOC rules can cause a mess

Cabinet Makers Association executive director David Grulke sums up regulation of volatile organic compounds, a vital component of most varnishes, paints and stains, with one word.

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