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Someone To Meet

Independents in micro-businesses are few and far between and often hard to discover, despite the internet’s ever-increasing web of enterprises. The backbone of British industry is made up of small, independent people striving to retain a measure of individualism, independence and entrepreneurialism in their lives. Statistics from 2019 show that in Britain there were 5.82…

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Tilted, Rolling Hand Plane Cart

Thanks to some scrap shelving and four caster wheels, I now have a space-saving way to store my collection of hand planes that rolls to wherever I’m working. I tilted the cart’s uprights to 10 degrees and outfitted them with cleats and turnbuckles to hold the planes securely. My entire inventory of planes occupies only

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The world’s most eco-friendly furniture plant will be in the middle of a forest

MAGNOR, Norway – Architects are calling it the “world’s most eco-friendly furniture factory” and it’s headed for the middle of a massive Norwegian forest.   Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed the 70,000-square-foot factory – named “The Plus” – for Norwegian furniture manufacturer Vestre. The $31 million facility will include a visitor

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Cabinet refacing opens doors into big box markets

Northern Contours is putting a new face on the cabinet industry with its London, Ontario facility. In addition to producing doors for cabinetmakers, contractors, closet, furniture and millwork operations, the St. Paul, MN-based company has received national recognition for its Renuit kitchen restyling/refacing program, available through more than 180 Home Depot stores across Canada. The

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5 tips for teaching your child to mow the yard

Our oldest is officially in the stage where I can get ask him to help me with anything. He is bigger than Ashley and interested in learning about all the things, especially if there’s a power tool involved. So today in honor of passing on all the chores to our kids, we thought we’d share…