Do's Don'ts Running a Small Cabinet/Furniture shop

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Blog series by William Olsen updated 03-02-2013 01:47 AM 3 parts 4385 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Staying Within your Commissioned Budget

02-26-2013 03:36 AM by William Olsen | 5 comments »

Hey there,Building Within your Commissioned budget.Not a easy thing to do.I have gone over budget so many times it’s not even funny. It cost me so much time and money.It’s wasn’t because I made mistakes, It was because I over Designed. I tried to do do much.When I was in School at the Australian School of fine Furniture One of my lectures explained to me that with every commission you should try to do something that you have never done before, even if it’s just somethi...

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Part 2: Employees

02-27-2013 04:14 PM by William Olsen | 5 comments »

This is a tough one. Where do I start…... Employees are definitely one of the most important parts of your Business, Growing it as well Staying in it….In the Business of fine Woodworking it can be real hard to find good help, real hard.. I took me a while be for I found some good ones, I should say great ones, they might read this…. When Looking, try and find some one that loves woodworking. They take more pride in it and they won’t let the little things slip by. Fami...

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Part 3: Finding Materials

03-02-2013 01:47 AM by William Olsen | 3 comments »

”Hey Everyone.I guess the next thing i’ll discuss is in running a small Furniture/Cabinet Shop is Finding Good material. Sheet Stock / Hardwoods.I do believe that it is essential for you to find good sources for you all your Materials. Having a good Back supply of stock is incredibly important for long term success. Finding it Locally is obviously the best, but I know that can’t always happen. As far as your hardwood is concerned I think one your best bet’s is to fi...

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