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Find business advice for custom woodworkers. Read articles on custom woodworking and architectural millwork business.
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 02/05/2013 9:43:00 AM
When buying machinery for your woodshop, new machinery must either increase the efficiency or the quality of the process being performed - preferably both.
By Bill Esler | Updated: 01/15/2013 1:00:00 PM
Cited for making beetle-kill pine furnishings trendy, and helping the wood industry and the environment, Azure Furniture owner Corbin Clay won Ketel One Vodka's Gentleman's Call competition.
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 12/20/2012 10:00:00 AM
Sharing the custom woodworking and cabinetmaking history of my young shop from its start at Shutter Crafts, to where J Alexander Fine Woodworking is today.
By Bill Esler | Updated: 12/15/2012 10:00:00 AM
Refinishing oak pews of a century-old New York City church, an immigrant construction carpenter gives and receives, while the story of a pipe organ restoration continues.
By Bill Esler | Updated: 12/08/2012 10:00:00 AM
As woodshops expand and furniture and cabinet factories reactivate, pressure to find qualified workers rises. The shortage may arise from non-competitive pay scales, suggests one analyst.
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 12/04/2012 10:00:00 AM
Sharing the history of my young company. Last time we got up to the wood industry downturn and it's impact on Shutter Crafts, my family's company. Here's why I launched J Alexander Fine Woodworking.