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Satisfied with staying small

Written by Kristin Palla Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:34

46_koepke_newleadAmidst the economic doom and gloom, there's a definite bright side for those confident and resilient enough to grasp it: putting out one's own shingle. Various small businesses in virtually every category increase threefold during a recession and it's no different in millwork. Case in point: the Chicago-based, full-service custom furniture and cabinetry studio Ingrain.



Never settle for less

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:23

34_john_landis_newleadJohn Landis is a perfectionist when it comes to making furniture. The good news, he says, is that his employees are, too.



Get serious about your band saw

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:29

40_shop_fox_newleadWoodworkers expect precision, durability and dependability when investing in a professional quality band saw. When shopping for a new band saw, power and a robust design should be at the top of the list, according to experts in the field.



Turnaround Artists

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 December 2009 18:53

26_turnaround_01Founded in 1994, Aubin Woodworking of Bow, N.H., keeps its competitive edge by embracing the latest industry technology. The high-end architectural millwork shop is fully equipped with automated equipment that enables employees to quickly meet project requests of commercial clients.



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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