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Don’t fear the dead zone

Written by John English Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

deadzoneleadInside corners are the bane of kitchen designers everywhere. What’s the best way to handle this awkward zone? Should one always try to use every cubic inch of available space? Or is there an easier solution?

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A slice of the Big Apple

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

manhattanSince it was established in 1976, New York’s Manhattan Cabinetry has been designing and producing custom furniture and cabinetry for high-end clients, primarily in the borough that shares the company name. It’s a big operation, with about 40 employees, and was even bigger in the past when 70 workers were needed to meet the demands of a flourishing economy.

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Image is everything

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

cncWhen it comes to design, manufacturing and shop-management software, particularly CNC-related programs, speed and simplicity are what woodworkers need to boost their businesses. Likewise, manufacturers interviewed by Woodshop News said streamlining the production process continues to be their chief goal behind the development of their latest offerings. The end result, though certainly debatable, is that computers are contributing to much of the work on products that are labeled as custom.

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Competitive nature

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

competitive2Focused on offering the highest quality products, owner and founder Stephen Kearns strives to combat the stiff competition he faces by harnessing the company’s strengths, namely sophisticated technology and stellar craftsmanship. He says the biggest threats to his business are commercial door and window manufacturers and other shops trying out this specialized niche.

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At the elbow of a master carpenter

Written by Jack Sherwood Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

sherwoodI was making clouds of paint dust while sanding the cabin and topsides of my 1962 Sailmaster to prep for spring painting when I began to long for the fragrance of wood dust. Fortunately, Joe Reid’s Mast & Mallet Boatworks is in the Maryland Mayo/Edgewater neighborhood of Casa Rio Marina, where my boat is hauled, so I detoured there to have a look.

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