Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

In the eye of the beholder

Written by David Getts Monday, 16 January 2012 00:00

30_featureDesign is fickle, primarily because it is such a subjective process. Although there are solid principles of design, these rules are often broken. And that can letad to both innovative and disastrous results. The single biggest factor I’ve learned through the process of understanding design is that it’s fluid or organic. Good design is not static. Once a design becomes entrenched in a method or pattern, it starts on the path of inspirational decline. This doesn’t necessarily make it a bad design, just one that has matured and is no longer growing.

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What it means to be from Maine

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

26_featureWindham Millwork is a three-generation, family-owned custom woodworking business in Windham, Maine, specializing in high-end commercial projects for newly constructed buildings throughout New England.

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Back from the dead

Written by Clayton Petree Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

31_feature_1Unprocessed, tight-grained, old-growth timber that is legally harvested using the highest standards is difficult to obtain on today’s lumber market.

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Helping hands lighten the load

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

34_featureThis month’s cover story features Windham Millwork in Maine, which has a production floor designed so efficiently that employees and visitors alike refer to it as Santa’s Workshop. The owners are big proponents of material-handling solutions, such as conveyor and lift systems, because they keep employees safe, protect valuable materials from being damaged and allow for production to remain at peak levels.

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Loving the Land of Enchantment

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

28_featureDuring the last 21 years, Mike Godwin has grown his custom woodworking business, Ernest Thompson Furniture in Albuquerque, N.M., into a full-service furniture and cabinet shop. Godwin purchased the company through a business broker in 1990 after leaving a career on Wall Street.

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