Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Home on the range

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 March 2013 00:00

34_estes_01Steve Estes knows he has it made. The dedicated craftsman is living his dream as a professional woodworker and residing in his destination of choice. Situated in the small, rural town of Cody, Wyo., Estes designs and fabricates custom cabinetry for residential homes, as well as unique furniture pieces in a range of styles, from Mission, Victorian, contemporary, Shaker and traditional styles.



Enjoy the journey

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

30_feature_01Though Interwest Cabinet recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, co-owner Clint Galbrath knows he can’t rest on his laurels. Experience has set him straight.



CNC hits a whole new level

Written by John English Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

35_feature_01Last summer, Woodshop News reported that Rockler had introduced two models of the Click-N-Carve, a compact CNC routing machine that turns digital input into detailed carvings. That product line has expanded now to include three models of the CNC Shark. And what’s significant here is that these machines bring CNC technology to the home workshop or small professional shop for about the price of a decent hobbyist table saw.



Everything and the kitchen sink

Written by Thomas G. Dolan Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

40_feature_01Logs, barn boarding and other cast-off or recycled woods are the materials Dan Booterbaugh uses to build his high-end rustic furniture. Booterbaugh, president of North Idaho Log Furniture Co. in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, grew up in Southern California, started building furniture when he was 16 and achieved recognition for his work while he was still in high school.



Open and shut

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

30_featuresKent Merrill, owner of Merrill Woodworking in Rigby, Idaho, and featured in this month’s cover story, makes the point that part of his business success depends on how well he keeps up to date with the latest designs and innovations. Merrill puts an emphasis on mentioning the latest hardware products to his clients, which, in turn, makes them appreciative of his knowledge about the various slides and hinges on the market today.



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