Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Coming of age

Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

42_comingofage_01If you begin working in your dad's shop at the age of 12, by the time you're 50 you've learned a tremendous amount about the custom woodworking business. And that is the story of Michael Marion, owner of Custom Wood Designs in Hampden, Mass., a shop that specializes in high-end kitchens.

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Nothing less than the very best

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

30_nothingless_01John Doyle, owner of Doyle Design in Philadelphia, offers a broad mixture of creative design and manufacturing services in the areas of architectural woodwork, custom cabinetry and fine furniture. With more than 25 years of experience in woodworking, Doyle can handle many areas of the trade.

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Sanding sensations

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

35_blades_01Sanding solutions for the small shop encompass everything from small, portable tools to large machines. Accessories such as dust collection and lighting products are also in the mix. Here, companies share information about their new and upcoming products, as well as some tried-and-true methods.

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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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