Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Rising in Phoenix

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 January 2012 00:00

26_feature_1Handcrafted Cabinet and Furniture Co. is a custom woodworking operation based in Phoenix that was started in 1984 by Steve Mosley. With the help of eight employees, the shop designs and produces freestanding furniture, doors, millwork, residential and commercial cabinetry and more.

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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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