Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Process and profit

Written by John English Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

process_profit_1Familiar tasks such as milling profiles or assembling doors are part of production, so it’s easy to see how they can affect the bottom line in a positive way. But it’s harder to envision any profit in moving materials around the woodshop. This is nothing but a chore — and an expensive one at that.

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A family foundation

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

family_foundation_1Kountry Kraft sits in the sprawling countryside of Newmanstown, Pa., producing custom cabinetry and casework for every room in the home. What began in a four-car garage in 1959 is now a 96,000-sq.-ft. factory with about 100 employees.

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Drawn to the drawing board

Written by Ann M. Goebel Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

drawing_board_1On his list of favorite things to do, David Marshall puts designing and constructing wood stairs at the top.

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Broader horizons

Written by John English Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

broader_horizons_1From countertops to range hoods, flooring, backsplashes and even appliance panels, today’s designers work in a variety of media to create an ergonomically and aesthetically fulfilling environment. Wood alone doesn’t supply all the textures, tones and colors required for a great kitchen or commercial space. And woodshops that traditionally sub out all those other elements could be missing some opportunities.

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Bright lights, big business

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

bright1Volz, Clarke & Associates — known as VCA Inc. — is a multidisciplined shop offering high-end residential millwork and studio furniture projects. Co-owners Bruce Volz and Tony Clarke operate a 20,000-sq.-ft. facility with around 30 employees in Northampton, Mass., selling mostly to the New York City metropolitan market through architectural firms.

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