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Reinvent Kitchen Remodeling Jobs

Reinvent Kitchen Remodeling Jobs

For homeowners, the most attention and money is spent on kitchen customization than on any other room.

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Young and unemployed? Try apprenticeship.

Young and unemployed? Try apprenticeship.

Technical training with a master craftsman as an alternative to the traditional college experience.

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Custom Made Rustic Furniture

Custom Made Rustic Furniture

Handmade rustic furniture appeals to clients who love the natural woodsy look.

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Wow the economy - some positive thoughts

Wow the economy - some positive thoughts

Thoughts on instilling confidence, trust, and a feeling of stability for your clients.

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Unpacking material scarcity

Unpacking material scarcity

Have any of your key building materials become nearly impossible to source?

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Seeking more sustainable practices? Follow furnituremaker John Wiggers

Seeking more sustainable practices? Follow furnituremaker John Wiggers

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Sustainable woods, non-UF glue and low-VOC finish...also learn about some rare woods and their holistic properties.

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Interior Designer Kara Angotti on Social Media in our Industry

Interior Designer Kara Angotti on Social Media in our Industry

Kara’s social media work is integrated into her interior design and energy audit business - yours can be, too.

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What to Post on your Company Facebook Page

What to Post on your Company Facebook Page

In her Mashable article, Ekaterina Walter, social media strategist at Intel, gives some REALLY handy tips for any business seeking to further their brand through Facebook - what to post, when to post, how to post.

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Talking Wood with a Lion - Part II

Talking Wood with a Lion - Part II

"I actually think that our greatest challenge is the rising cost of doing business, in the form of regulation, taxes, and illogical market subsidies for competing products. Unfortunately, turning this around requires the wood industry professional to get involved in local, state, and perhaps even federal politics and most of us are in the wood business because we hate that stuff."

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Talking Wood with a Lion - Part I

Talking Wood with a Lion - Part I

Chuck D. Ray, Associate Professor, Wood Operations Research, The Pennsylvania State University and Contributor to Wood Pro and Go Wood, visits different wood production companies and different types of wood operations all of the time - he talks about wood sourcing,

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About The Pro Shop Blog

Thinking about going pro and selling your woodwork? Or just want some advice on how to market your business and make it stand out in the marketplace? Well this blog’s for you.

A joint venture between Fine Woodworking and CustomMade, The Pro Shop will give you tips on selling custom furniture or just getting started in the business.

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