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

page1Happy people do good work. For many hardworking and practical shop owners, changing the woodshop environment to achieve a higher level of well-being sounds a lot like earth shoes and tie-dyed shirts. But there is a very real and factual basis to the concept.

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Friends till the end

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

friends1Angel Custom Woodworking in Waterbury, Conn., caters to a diverse clientele seeking home renovations and improvements in a variety of styles and finishes. Rich D’Angelo and Dan Angelicola are the owners who split office duties and work alongside their five employees in the shop.

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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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