A new corner cabinetry Lazy Susan approach, developed by a woodworker, captured the interest of the wood manufacturing indsuntry this week. Kornerking's Peter Mai has been selling his rotating cabinet core, with opposing drawers and size shelves, online to custom woodworkers and cabinetmakers, as well as to do it yourselfers, since 2010.
A single appearance of a story he wrote himself for the Management Business Advice channel at WoodworkingNetwork, says Peter Mai, and he got all kinds of calls and e-mails. The story was shared 291 times, and became a hit on Facebook.
"During the last few years many cabinet shops have added refacing as an option to their business," Mai says. "Having the Kornerking system has helped them stand apart from their competition." He also gives credit to his wife, Shelley, who "in her role as office manager, is in constant discussions with homeowners and cabinetmakers. This has allowed her to find out their needs and led to the development of additional versions of Kornerking.
During the last few years many cabinet shops have added refacing as an option to their business. Having the Kornerking system has helped them stand apart from their competition.
A key element in the continued expansion of the Kornerking product line has been the input provided by my wife, Shelley. Along with maintaining her own kitchen, Shelley, in her role as office manager, is in constant discussions with homeowners and cabinetmakers. This has allowed her to find out their needs and led to the development of additional versions of Kornerking.
Also popular, three stories on CNC machines users and nested-based manufacturing. Here are the week's top wood industry reports:
Kornerking Cabinets Updates the Lazy Susan
|The Ins and Outs of Nested-Based Manufacturing
By Michael Pfeiffer | Posted: March 17, 2010 - 12:00 AM Whether a company is large or small, nesting can provide greater product flexibility. Here are the primary considerations for deciding whether it is right for you.
Forestry Battle Plan to Combat Bark Beetle
By Rich Christianson | Posted: August 17, 2013 - 5:12 PM
A battle plan is being formulated to combat the pesky bark beetle in the 3.16-million-acre Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests.
|Wood Science 101: Where Does Lumber Come From?
by Chuck Ray Posted: 08/20/2013 11:45AM
Many modern folk would have a hard time explaining where the natural gas in their home comes from, or how bread is made, or even what the very walls around them are made of. The same goes for lumber.
|Custom Woodworking Success Drivers: Skills, Sales, Love of Wood
by Rich Christianson Posted: 08/25/2013 9:09AM
Craftsmanship, salesmanship, and a whole lot of love for wood are all fundamentally important requirements for building a successful career as a custom woodworker. But which of these trumps all others for creating, sustaining and growing a custom woodworking business?
|CJS Millwork Implements CAM Software
By Wade Vonasek | Posted: August 13, 2013 - 2:06 PM
According to CJS Millwork, the company has found success with the implementation of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software Mastercam.
|Turning Dead Pine Into Furniture: Azure's Corbin Clay
By Bernie Bottens Posted: 08/29/2013 9:34AM
Azure Furniture's Corbin Clay goes through his use of beetle kill pine at AWFS Fair 2013. His latest venture: a pop-up store in Denver where he will make furniture live and sell it.
| For JD Woodcraft, CNC Router Keeps Costs Low
By Wade Vonasek | Posted: August 16, 2013 - 2:40 PM
Custom woodwork shop JD Woodcraft saves money by investing in a Laguna CNC Router.
|American Woodmark Profits Jump 10 Times
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 20, 2013 - 7:29 PM
American Woodmark's nine cabinet factories are running steadily as robust cabinetry sales rose 20% in the latest quarter; sales of cabinets for newly constructed homes rose 40%. buoyed by the housing recovery.
|Leidy's Custom Cabinet To Grow 10 Times its Size
By Sean Lechowicz | Posted: August 22, 2013 - 1:06 PM
Leidy's Custom Woodworking, a manufacturer of commercial casework and residential cabinetry, has acquired assets Appalachian Mill.
|How To Fix Power Tools
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 13, 2013 - 2:25 PM
Repairing power tools on your own, rather then sending them to repair centers, can save money, and deliver faster turnaround.
|A Woodworker's Hinge Decision
By Jared Patchin Posted: 08/20/2013 8:46AM
When I designed and built my first kitchen cabinet job, the world of frameless hinges was brand new to me. Take a look at my journey to find the right hinge.