How a big shop speeds up furnituremaking without compromising quality
Portland, OR, furniture-making shop, The Joinery, started as a one-man operation in 1982 and today employs 30 people in a big shop. They seem to have made that transition without compromising quality, by making use of industrial design and manufacturing equipment. It’s really cool to how 3d design software dovetails right into the machining of things, and how a craftsman walks through the process. I wouldn’t mind being that guy, not one bit. That said, I’ll pass on the job at the end, the finishing specialist.