Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

A lasting love affair

Written by Greg Coppa Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

affair1The route from Eastchester, N.Y., to Tarpon Springs, Fla., was a bit circuitous — and not just geographically speaking — for Ken D’Ambrosio, the former award-winning Manhattan commercial photographer and advertising executive responsible for among other things, the “Reach Out and Touch Someone” and “Be All You Can Be” advertising campaigns.

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A giant in the Bay Area

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 August 2014 00:00

giant1When Ken Seidman opened Seidman Woodworks in 1996, he didn’t imagine the success he would have in less than a decade. After working closely with members of his community through the years, the owner of the San Francisco custom cabinet shop has discovered that everybody knows everybody and you can’t hide from anyone. His reputation is always on the line, especially within the building community.

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Knocking on wood

Written by John English Monday, 18 August 2014 00:00

knock1On July 1, a 12’ x 5-1/2” wide wood plastic composite (WPC) board on The Home Depot website ran for $26.97. A 2x6-12 of No. 1 pressure-treated, red-dyed softwood was $10.27. The same board in “construction grade” redwood (it looked like No. 2 common) was $16.35 that day.

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Going with the flow

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 August 2014 00:00

flow1J.D. Elsmore of J.D. Custom Furniture in Sparks, Nevada, proudly honors full-service custom woodworking requests including, but not limited to, entertainment centers, kitchen cabinets, office desks, bookshelves, Murphy beds and fireplace mantles. His company motto is: “If you can’t find it in a furniture store, call us.”

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Reaching the finish line

Written by John English Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

finishline1“If the coating isn’t right, nobody will care about the joinery.”

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