Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

New year, new hardware

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

36_new_yearAnother year has rolled around and with that comes new lines of hardware products to consider adding to your inventory. Organizational products are increasing in popularity. Products that were originally designed for meticulous storage practices in kitchen areas are now being brought into living rooms, bathrooms, closets and other areas of the home.

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Full steam ahead

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

30_full_steam_02The economic stability Oceanic Ventures has maintained in its 27 years in business is admirable and something the Lewes, Del.-based custom cabinet shop takes pride in. With a good balance of employees and equipment, combined with a well-developed and loyal following of clients, even the Great Recession didn't adversely affect the company's annual gross income of $1 million.

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Keeping it all in the family

Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

43_keeping_family_01For Russell Hudson, life doesn't get much better than getting out of bed in the morning, having breakfast in the custom kitchen he built, walking through a room filled with furniture he made and then down a flight of stairs to his shop, Hudson Cabinetmaking, in Carmel, N.Y. Once there, he enters an entirely different world to do what he loves - creating custom designs and assisting his two sons with the woodworking process.

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Smaller, better, cheaper

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 December 2010 00:00

34_smaller_better The fact that new woodworking products are being designed based on portability and convenience is not just a trend anymore - it's a way of life. Just like smart phones are being introduced to consumers at a rapid pace for business and personal use, the power tool industry is revolutionizing itself as well. People want to be mobile.

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Landing in a good place

Monday, 13 December 2010 00:00

41_scholz_03When Stephan Scholz began a three-year apprenticeship at the age of 16 with a master craftsman in Germany, the farthest thing from his mind was that some day he would own a shop on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. But that is exactly what happened. For the last 24 years, the custom woodworker has been building high-end furniture, cabinetry, pagodas and even a house or two in Coral Bay, St. John. His repertoire of talents also includes being an accomplished shipwright.

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