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Under pressure

Written by John English Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

clamps2Beyond the materials we choose, there are three key factors that affect the quality of work. These are the amount and color of light; the sharpness of tools and cutters; and the security and strength of clamps and hold-downs.

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Growth spurt

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

growth_spurtBoulder Mills is off to a fast start. Established in 2010, the seven-man cabinet and millwork shop in Lafayette, Colo., is generating about $1.5 million in sales for the second straight year.

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Ahead of the curve

Written by John English Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

cnc_sharkHave you ever tried using “lattice” or “living” hinges to bend wood? As anyone who has looked into adding a laser to a CNC knows, you can do that with a laser. Today’s lasers don’t just engrave. They can also cut all the way through wood, plywood and other sheet stock such as plastics and thin metals.

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Green wave

Written by John English Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

Kerfkore_GreenThe manner in which components are manufactured has changed a lot in the last decade with quantum advances in areas such as design, CNC processes and management theory. During that time, a lot of the advances in materials had to do with aesthetics as the segment evolved through lacquer and foil to a whole new world of coatings and colors. Adhesives and finishes have also changed a lot as the industry learned more about VOCs, green architecture and international regulations.

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Feelin’ good

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

irie1Irie Cabinetry of Denver brings a touch of the West Indies atmosphere to its clients throughout Colorado, something owner Scott Kelley strives for. Originally from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Kelley says the word “Irie” (I’-ree) is used often where he’s from. It’s a positive term used to describe how someone is feeling.

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