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Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Managing Editor for Woodworking Network. She has more than 19 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.

Cabinet Makers Learn From Peers at CMA Chicago Regional Event

CHICAGO -- Members from the Cabinet Makers Association recently met in Chicago to network and learn best practices tips from their peers as well as suppliers and other vendor partners.Wednesday, Nov. 4 the group of custom woodworkers gathered in downtown Chicago to tour the showrooms of Hafele America, SubZero and nuHaus, a division of Exclusive Woodworking located in Waukegan, IL.

Best in Wood Design Awards Ends Nov. 2; Enter Now

Surf's up with this Balsa wood surfboard from Three Brothers Boards, located in Daytona Beach, FL. An entry in the 2016 Best in Wood (formerly known as Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio) Awards, the unique piece features "wood veneer steamed over a mould to fit a foam core shape and seamed at the rails to create full a wood look."

ClosetMaid Builds Luxury in Penthouse Suites and High-Rises

ClosetMaid has been making waves in the builder market, winning multiple contracts to outfit luxury apartment buildings across the country with its flexible home storage and organization systems and offering new concierge services.Two recent projects highlight its success with high-end builders: Hanover Post Oak in Houston, TX, and Form 15 in San Diego, CA.

A Walnut and Maple Baseball Bat? Here's How.

Watch as a Swedish maker crafts a hardwood baseball bat from scratch with rough sawn maple and walnut lumber. Since we are in the thick of the 2015 Major League Baseball Playoffs - with interest in the sport at an all-time high, especially with the long-suffering Chicago Cubs contending for the title - perhaps the Cubs could use a bit of walnut to warm up their bats in their series against the New York Mets.