WOOD 100 2014: J Alexander's Apple-Inspired Desk Creation

WOOD 100 2014: J Alexander's Apple-Inspired Desk CreationJ. Alexander Fine Woodworking, Nampa, ID — Innovation, quality, service and productivity are some of the hallmarks of this custom furniture and cabinetry shop.

“A lot of what we do is customizing a piece — tweaking the functionality aspect or changing the size to fit the customer’s needs,” says Owner Jared Patchin. A perfect example is the Apple-inspired desk and table (pictured), which is a big seller for the firm.

Aiding productivity has been the 2013 addition of a Brandt edgebander, JLT clamp, Ritter drawer clamp, Champion air compressors and SurfPrep sanders, with a CNC machine on the shop’s agenda for 2014.

“Our customer service is also a competitive advantage, and has led to a huge increase in repeat business,” he adds.

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Jared Patchin is also a columnist for Woodworking Network. Click here to read his blogs.


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