Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

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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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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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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Serenity now

Written by Ann M. Goebel Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

serenity1It doesn’t sound like it now, but 70 years ago the home of Rockwood-Serenity Cabinets and Millwork was a swinging dance hall where banjo and piano tunes rocked and rolled into Virginia’s Appalachian foothills.

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