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By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/02/2013 3:38:00 PM
Custom woodworking businesses serving residential markets use strategic social media, public relations, and marketing moxie, to rack up "Best Rated" kudos at Houzz, Yelp, Angie's List, Kudzu, and other sites. Here's a look at who they are, and how they've done it.
Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 04/01/2013 7:29:00 AM
This Best of 2012 Kudzu list was furnished by Cox Media. The list includes not just cabinet makers, but also countertop and flooring businesses, cabinet refinishers, finish carpenters and other wood interior specialists.
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.