Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

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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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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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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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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Always a step ahead

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

stepahead1Lee Hanson, owner of Custom Design Woodworks in Minden, Nev., has a straightforward approach to operating a successful cabinet shop: meet every deadline and offer high-quality customer service. There’s no wiggle room in either endeavor.

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