Making the move into architectural millwork: How one cabinetmaker did it

Rick Thaler knows firsthand how one business path can diverge into another. The president of OGB Architectural Millwork, Thaler has been in the woodworking business for almost 40 years. "I started as a hippie carpenter with a 450-square-foot shop making custom furniture and kitchen cabinets and evolved, through trial and error, into a business that does entirely commercial cabinet work and architectural woodworking, with 85 employees, a 30,000-square-foot plant and $10 million in annual revenue," he said.

Problems in the cabinet shop? Roundtable offers advice

Having trouble solving some of your cabinet company’s problem areas? Need some practical advice? A look at some of the key issues facing small- and mid-size woodworking shops will be the focus of the roundtable discussion, “What’s your problem?” presented by the Cabinet Makers Association.