|Workshop by DLCW||posted 02-19-2011 02:44 AM||2600 reads||3 times favorited||10 comments|
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Hello from Diamond Lake, Washington located about 40 miles north of Spokane, WA. We are about 6 miles from the ID/WA state line and about 65 miles from the Canadian border.
We are a husband/wife shop designing and building cabinetry, furniture and fireplace mantles. Our specialty is to add high levels of personalization to a customer projects through provided affordable CNC carving and hand scrolled inlays. Customers love that they can get personalization and have it be affordable. We also offer CNC cutting and carving services to other companies. It helps them to be more competitive and be able to offer economic upgrades and personalization that their competitors aren’t able to do.
I have been working with wood since I was about 10 years old. I started in remodeling, new home construction and post and beam barn construction. When I graduated from high school I decided to go into the US Coast Guard to try it out. 23 years later I retired. During this time I did some woodworking for family and friends but I found it a little difficult to load my woodworking equipment onto the ship when I went to sea (the Captain didn’t like it).
In 2000 I retired and took up woodworking as a business full time and never looked back. In 2009 I moved kicking and screaming into the world of CNC and my only regret was I didn’t do it sooner. CNC has revolutionized my offerings to customers. When I used to do bent form lamination and free form furniture it was always VERY time consuming (big $$$) to build all the bending forms manually. Now the CNC cuts a whole sheet of parts to be put together into a form in a matter of minutes. I can also offer carving with the CNC where before when I offered hand carving 99% of the people couldn’t afford it. Now it adds a level of personalization and makes it VERY affordable.
-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"