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Blog entry by Finisher posted 10-04-2012 04:10 AM 2517 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, I’m sure you all have felt the effects of the current economic conditions in your woodworking business. My son and I have been struggling finding work. We are, I would say, better than average cabinet builders and have dabled in many various projects besides. In fact, if there was wood connected in any way to a job we took it. We live in West Michigan. The situation here is worse than most places. Right now it seems no one is looking to redo their kitchens. So, here’s my question. What way is the market moving? What’s hot and what’s not. Where are the markets stronger for custom work. Has any one else had to make adjustments to their product line to survive? What’s a cabinet maker to do? I have invested a lot of time and money into our shop and I would really hate to close the doors. But, there are realities of life one must be prepared to face. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

-- James, Michigan

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 08:49 PM

maybee you cuold do something like this company in Denmark does
they make sales booth to companys they can take around to display
what they make or do
here is a link to them so you can see what I try to say

but remember its a small market and you have to work a little to get the foot inside it
since the companys have to learn you and the design line to know as well as you make costum work
if they want

take care and good luck

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