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All in the family

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 27 October 2009 17:56

26_family_01Chesapeake Woodworking in Baltimore, a family-owned custom millwork shop, was founded in a small garage in 1987 by brothers Jim and Dave Schreiber, along with their cousin Mike Boettcher. Determined to grow the small business into a premier architectural millwork operation, the three worked around the clock to boost their clientele and gain name recognition.



Changes across the board

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:02


When an executive of a wood composite panel business was asked what changes he had seen in the industry during recent years, his reply was "not many." That was shortly followed by comments detailing several issues that in fact have changed the landscape of the sheet goods industry and continue to do so today.



Back to his roots

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:10

34_back_01David Stine has come full circle. He grew up on the family farm in Dow, Ill., graduated from Penn State, received his law degree from George Washington University, practiced law for one year, started making custom furniture and eventually moved back to Illinois to operate his one-man custom furniture shop. Along the way, he built furniture in high school, college and law school; helped run a nightclub in Washington D.C., got married and also worked six years as a full-time woodworker in the nation's capital. But in the end, Stine returned home to live in an 1871 farmhouse on 40 acres about a mile from where he grew up. His family owns about 1,000 acres in Dow, including 350 acres of sustainably managed woodlands.



Stepping up to the challenge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:00


Founded in 1986, San Clemente Woodworking in San Clemente, Calif., has built a strong reputation for providing custom staircases to residents and building contractors throughout Southern California.



Faith in their lathes

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:19

29_faith_01Companies have rolled out several new offerings, giving consumers an array of options and capabilities



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