Time Lasting Craftsmanship

Like salmon fighting upstream in the rivers of British Columbia, one shop in Vancouver is bucking the flow of cheap, mass-market products into Lower...

Blue Heron Woodworks

The wood industry: It's a life The rule of thumb says 90 percent of Canadians live within 90 miles of the U.S. border. However, the...

Crescent Cabinet

Everything old is new again Crescent Cabinet is an old factory in an old, industrialized area of old and grey Hamilton, Ont. But don’t let...

Profile: Cutler Group

Jonathan Glick is on a constant high. “This is the best period of my career. It’s the most fun I’ve had,” he says from...

Ferndale invests in its talent pool

Flexibility for customers, design challenge for owners, opportunity for special-skills employees, all at Ferndale Custom machinery can provide a wood shop the ability to respond to...

Shipway Stairs

Shipway Stairs started in the 1980s as a one-man operation in a small countryside barn. Today, the Burlington, Ont., manufacturer of wooden stairs and...

The shop of the future – now

When a wood shop wants to automate its manufacturing operations, often one or two processes get a high-tech upgrade. Not so Muskoka Cabinet Company...

Muskoka Surfboard Co.

When in doubt, diversify THERE WAS A TIME during the financial crisis when Richard Hatkoski’s company, which once employed 28 people, was down to one:...

Career profile: Alan Smart

BUILT ON TRUST   Canada’s secondary wood industry prior to the 1960s was strongly regionalized, with local distributors filling orders for regional manufacturers of newly...

Old World meets new

The greeting couldn’t be warmer this sunny summer day. A bearded bear of a Russian welcomes me to the showroom of Barlow Cabinetworks in...