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Hard choices

Written by John English Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

hard1It’s a cliché — it’s bottom of the ninth and the bases are loaded. Everything depends on one swing. That’s how crucial the right hardware decision can be: adding this one final element to a project can often elevate it to the big leagues or send it down to the minors.



Keeping your house in order

Written by John English Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

house1Routine maintenance is a pain. The very nature of it means that we have to stop what we’re doing and perform chores. It’s like having to pull over and buy gas when you’re already late for a Bruce Springsteen concert.



Staying ahead of the game

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

stayingahead1Beech Tree Woodworks in Olympia, Wash., focuses on using environmentally friendly materials to produce furniture and cabinetry for the local residential market.



Built to last

Written by Ann M. Goebel Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

built1When Custom Woodwork Inc. in Richmond, Va., reaches its 50-year mark in March 2015, everyone will stop to celebrate — but not for long. As usual, there’ll be work to do — drawings to review, bids to make, cabinets to build.



Ordering out

Written by John English Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

out1There’s a widely held notion that America doesn’t actually make things anymore, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. According to the World Bank, America’s GDP —the sum of all goods and services produced within a country — was at an all-time high of $16.8 trillion last year.



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