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#1 posted 10-14-2011 09:04 PM

I’ve built my share of cabinets spanning the entire range from apartments to multi-million dollar estates. I am also no slouch when it comes to furniture making.

What I’ve come to rely on, is modern millwork techniques for casework and panels and hand tools for the finer details. e.g. trim, carvings, applied details, embelishments, etc.

I can lease a CNC by the hour at my local cabinet shop and bust out the casework for a large kitchen in just a few hours, then finish the details in my garage (shop) with my meager power and hand tools. What the client sees are the handmade flourishes against a flawless casework.

Another example; a CNC router can cut a substrate for a dining table in seconds. Then I can stitch/press the veneer top, make the foundation and aprons by hand and get a stunning result.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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