Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

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.



Onward and upward

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

onward1North Atlantic Corp., based in Somerset, Mass., is one of the largest millwork suppliers in New England. The family-run company has more than 350 employees within its several building divisions added through acquisitions and expansions through the years.



Trailblazers in Portland

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

trailblazers1So two guys start a woodworking business out of a garage and, 30 years later, they’ve got a 26,000-sq.-ft. shop and 40 employees.



In the right direction

Written by John English Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

direction1Visit with woodshop owners or go to online forums on the subject of choosing a CNC setup and a couple of concerns will jump out right away. Most of the conversation won’t be about the actual machines. Even if the chat begins that way, it will eventually turn to software.



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