Custom Woodworking Business April 2013

In This Issue


How to Sand Wood Appliqués

Sanding the details of appliqués well can be a challenge: the sand paper loses its bite as it comes up against something like that and the wood is very difficult to scratch.


America's Best Rated Custom Woodworking Businesses

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.


Where to Find Woodworkers

The shortage of skilled labor can have an impact on the industry. So, let’s plan now to work together to develop the next generation of woodworkers that businesses already need.


Cabinet for a Big Divide

St. Petersburg furniture maker Sean McKenzie, owner of McKenzie Cabinetry, created this walnut and curly maple furniture called, "voting booth (the great divide)."


Wood Startup: Easy as Cupcakes

Although Dovetail Gallery started as a custom furniture shop, it soon transformed to architectural millwork with signature jobs like DC Cupcakes Cafes.