Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Stand out from the rest

Monday, 21 December 2009 19:14

30_stand_01As the owner of a small- to medium-sized woodworking business - whether it be building custom furniture, cabinetry or architectural millwork - proper marketing strategies have never been more critical than they are today. The recession has significantly impacted the way businesses operate and, in many cases, has changed how shops promote themselves.

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Fireman finds his footing

Written by Mike Trocchi Monday, 21 December 2009 19:17

33_fireman_01Like the contemporary self-styled family of chairs under development, Brian Fireman Design is still on the drawing board. The fledging one-man shop, declared a business five years ago, has actually been evolving for about 10 years.

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Generational journey

Monday, 23 November 2009 19:20

26_fehrenbacher1When Gilbert Fehrenbacher opened a small cabinet business in his garage in 1957, it's doubtful he envisioned what his tiny shop would one day become.

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Getting a grip

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 23 November 2009 19:36

30_leadFrom small hand-held clamps to large vacuum presses for veneering applications, there are countless products available for securing workpieces. What the products all have in common is they take the burden off the woodworker so the individual has more time to enhance the quality and production of their work.

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Back to the drawing board

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 23 November 2009 19:48

34_falk1Jim Falk, the owner of Progressive Wood Works in Port Chester, N.Y., has honed the style and fabrication techniques of his woodworking business through the years to produce a traditional English-style cabinetry in the most efficacious way possible. Established in 1983, PWW has built a solid reputation of making custom and innovative cabinetry with its high-end clients throughout New York and Connecticut.

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