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|170 days ago||
Looking for RFQ work - 2 replies
I’m looking to quote on wood products that need limited production runs. Does anyone know where I can find wood product RFQ’s ? I’m familiar with mfg.com and WPMA but wanted to know if other sources are available.
|939 days ago||
$13,000 Bunk Bed !?!?!? - 3 replies
Has anyone heard of The Farmhouse Collection? They are based in Idaho and make some nice furniture and claim all their furniture is Artisan built. A $13,000 bunk bed on sale for $6,500? http://www.farmhousecollection.com/node/1453http://www.farmhousecollection.com/whats-new/sample-sale-list
|1097 days ago||
Paying the bills with woodworking - 33 replies
One of the bloggers I follow has an interesting blog which covers the business of woodworking. He has an e-course on making a living in ww and wanted to pass the info along to everyone here who is interested. http://www.woodworkersjourney.com/are-those-sawdust-piles-paying-your-bills
|1197 days ago||
Carpentry Terms - 1 reply
I heard two new carpentry terms and I’m not sure what they mean. They are “hook ahead” and “butt to back”. They were used when discussing how to read a house framing plan. Anyone have a good explanation for them?
|1304 days ago||
Pottery Barn Finish - 8 replies
Does anyone know how pottery barn achieve the finish on their furniture? I’m searching online and can’t find much on the topic. I saw one post that they powder coat the MDF to achive their look.
|1306 days ago||
Performax 22-44 Pro Drum Sander - $900 - 7 replies
Selling my Drum Sander. With the sale you get additional 100, 80 and 60 grit paper to go with it. I’m the second owner and still has the origional $1800 price tag on it. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m located in southwest TN Exclusive SandSmart™ controlled infinitely variable feed rate from 0 to 10 feet per minu...
|1353 days ago||
Fastener Physics - 6 replies
Does anyone have a link or information about how much load a wood screw can hold? My staple is functional furniture. I mostly use screws and bolts and design my projects and might “overbuild” my furniture. I use a lot of #12 wood screws in my projects and I am wondering if I could scale back while still having a sturdy piece of fu...
|1431 days ago||
What Insurance do you carry? - 7 replies
For everyone who is selling their works for profit, what type of insurance do you carry and should you carry? Aside from a commercial general liability policy and possibly an umbrella what is reasonable for furniture makers. I contacted my insurance guy and told him what I was doing and how I should be covered. I’m foreseeing a painf...
|1452 days ago||
Protecting childrens furniture - 3 replies
I’ve been asked to create a childrens bed but the owner is worried about cleaning the bed after the child gets sick. Do you know if applying a coat of poly will seal the wood so that all the parent has to do is wipe down the bed?
|1462 days ago||
Victorian Doll House On Etsy - 1 reply
Nice use of a CnC machine! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=28894177
|1471 days ago||
Small Shop, Air Filteration and keeping warm - 16 replies
The first cold snap is coming through my region and I’m looking for some ideas as how I can keep my shop warm. If you look at my profile, I’ve got a small 10×12 shop which doesn’t have any mechanical air filtration. So far I’ve been keeping my doors open and fan on to keep the shop ventilated. With winter coming i...
|1490 days ago||
Going Pro Article - 1 reply
I thought this was a good overview about the difference the thinking is b/w a craftsman and businessman. It reminded me of the The E-Myth. In it Gerber talks about the difference in thinking b/w the owner, technician and employee.
|1514 days ago||
What businesses needs our skills? - 14 replies
Other than creating furniture, custom crafts and the like who has experience with projects for businesses? For example, I am talking to local mattress store about making innerspring mattress unit frames. The owner doesn’t have a local provider of these frames and spends ½ a day traveling to a vendor in a neighboring city. I’m researching unit...