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Components University: Five Keys to Deciding Make Vs. Buy

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a year-long series on how woodworkers can utilize custom or standard components to improve their productivity.With business finally improving, woodworkers are faced with operating decisions they have not had to make in years. Like every other aspect of their business, these opportunities require a fresh perspective. One of those important decisions woodworkers face is to make or outsource component parts. To help our customers decide, here are five tips to consider:


Hardware: CompX Locks into a New Niche

CompX Timberline has developed the DC-515 Drawer Clip and LC-515 Locking Clip, which work together and enable any of the company’s standard gang or central lock systems to be used with most name-brand undermount slides.

Components, Hardware & Assembly

Color Trends for Casegoods

Kitchen and bath cabinetry play an important role in defining a home’s personality. According to Trevor Wiebe, business manager at Elias Woodwork, research has shown that over 80 percent of purchases are made based on color.