Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

What it means to be from Maine

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

26_featureWindham Millwork is a three-generation, family-owned custom woodworking business in Windham, Maine, specializing in high-end commercial projects for newly constructed buildings throughout New England.

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Back from the dead

Written by Clayton Petree Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

31_feature_1Unprocessed, tight-grained, old-growth timber that is legally harvested using the highest standards is difficult to obtain on today’s lumber market.

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Helping hands lighten the load

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

34_featureThis month’s cover story features Windham Millwork in Maine, which has a production floor designed so efficiently that employees and visitors alike refer to it as Santa’s Workshop. The owners are big proponents of material-handling solutions, such as conveyor and lift systems, because they keep employees safe, protect valuable materials from being damaged and allow for production to remain at peak levels.

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Loving the Land of Enchantment

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

28_featureDuring the last 21 years, Mike Godwin has grown his custom woodworking business, Ernest Thompson Furniture in Albuquerque, N.M., into a full-service furniture and cabinet shop. Godwin purchased the company through a business broker in 1990 after leaving a career on Wall Street.

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Deliberate and dedicated

Written by Ann Goebel Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

45_feature_1Usually there is a plan embedded in wood. The exquisite figures — swirls, ribbons, waves — on the face of each board are poised to inspire the design. At least that’s how Michael Corlis of Corlis Woodworks sees it.

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