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Housefish's Furniture Future Points to 3D Printing and CNC

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 02/24/2015 10:18AM

Housefish, a Denver, CO-based furniture firm uses CNC and 3D printing technology to mass produce semi-custom furniture including modular storage, tables and chairs.


Modular Cabinets are Key to Long-Term Organization

By Randy Maxey Posted: 02/12/2015 4:43PM

Whether you’re trying to organize a production shop, garage shop, or your home, consider a modular cabinet design. It’s flexibility means you aren’t locked into a permanent arrangement of cabinets or their contents. It offers the most flexibility, ease of reconfiguring, and options for future expansion.


How U.S. Woodshop Won Oak Table Order for France's President

By Matt Schumake Posted: 01/28/2015 11:56AM

Woodworker Rohan Ward, commissioned by the White House to build a custom oak table for the President of France, used wood from George Washington's estate, and iron from the Statue of Liberty.


Vintage Wood Baseball Bat Hobby Turns Into a New Business

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 01/23/2015 4:08PM

Entrepreneur Todd Eschman turned a passion for playing vintage league baseball into a business making vintage wood baseball bats. A $10,000 prize for start-ups from PNC Bank and Southern Illinois University helped fund the launch.




Download SketchUp Project Plan for Customized Shaker Bench

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/12/2015 9:00AM

This Shaker-style sitting bench is simple enough that it could be mass-produced quickly using conventional shop tools or CNC machines. Of course, you can alter the overall size of the final piece per your customer’s request, but this design makes it easy.


Trimming Edging with Hand Planes

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/12/2015 9:00AM

When the shadow box I’m making out of cherry plywood needed some hardwood edging to hide the ugly plywood edges, I used my little Stanley 101. It’s a small plane a little longer than 3″. It’s a cute little thing. But it comes in handy for light tasks like this.


2015 Cabinets & Closet Expo Adds Bigger Booths, More Education

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/07/2015 12:28PM

The 2015 Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo is shaping up to be the biggest — and liveliest — edition of the show with bigger booths, more education and much more.


How Much Wood Can a Wood Cutter Cut?

By Mark Vruno Posted: 12/15/2014 8:26PM

Increasing cabinet production by 15% with new CNC router technology posed a challenge for a U.S. woodworking firm in California: How does the rest of the operations keep up?


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