Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

The innovation continues

Written by Brian Caldwell Tuesday, 04 November 2008 16:26

Nearly 200 hardware manufacturers and distributors exhibited their latest products at IWF 2008 in Atlanta. In the kitchen arena, this year’s show was driven by seamless cabinetry with assorted slides and guides for soft-close drawers and doors, along with one-touch opening for both. Complete kitchens were on display, which were void of knobs and pulls.

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An artistic approach

Thursday, 05 February 2009 16:15

After spending more than three decades as a high school woodshop teacher and athletic coach, pursuits that always found him surrounded by other people, it may seem strange that Glen Guarino now delights in working alone in his 12' x 20' shop, a facility that looks like a hobbyist’s hangout and doesn’t even have a sink or bathroom.

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High-end work on the high seas

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:00

Steve Greenwood caters to a high-end and demanding clientele. As the owner of Yorkshire Woodwork in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Greenwood designs and builds furniture and cabinetry for the yachts of the rich and sometimes famous. But it’s a tough market to crack, requiring industry connections, the ability to meet some crazy deadlines, and the skills of seasoned woodworkers.

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What’s it mean to be green?

Tuesday, 06 January 2009 21:19

There’s little doubt that the green movement is gaining steam in the United States. In the wood and construction industries, terms like certified wood, sustainable forestry practices, and green building initiatives have become more than propaganda, actually influencing the buying decisions of consumers.

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Slow and Steady wins The Race

Tuesday, 06 January 2009 21:10

Thomas Bennett, a furniture maker in Athens, Ohio, understands the efficiencies good equipment can bring to a shop. His business is, in fact, built on the concept. But he can still be slow to take the bait when an equipment salesman dangles a shiny bauble before his eyes.

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