About Walt White

Walt got his start in the Woodworking Industry as a teeneager - pushing a broom in a Commercial Cabinet Shop during summer vacation. This simple position allowed him to get his proverbial foot in the door and choose Cabinetmaking as a Career path in High School. With more than twenty years of combined experience as both a Cabinetmaker and Draftsman - Walt uses his experience to Engineer and Produce Millwork Shop Drawings.

How to Review Millwork Shop Drawings

If you have been in the Architectural Millwork or Custom Cabinet business for any length of time, you are probably familiar with the Shop Drawing Review Process. But what if you are a new Draftsman (or perhaps a newly promoted Lead-Draftsman) - would you know what is expected if asked to Review Millwork Shop Drawings? [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:19:54-04:00June 24th, 2020|Education|0 Comments

Understanding a Millwork Punch List

Not too long ago I received a phone call from a Custom Cabinetmaker that deals with Residential Customers. They received a phone call from a homeowner and were given a short Millwork Punch List over the phone. This was their first experience dealing with a Punch List and needed a little guidance on how to [...]

By |2020-04-29T14:22:19-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Education|0 Comments

How to Scale a PDF for Millwork Shop Drawings

Have you ever been a position where someone has asked you a question that seemed so simple that you struggled with how to frame the answer? If you've been in any industry for a significant amount of time, you've probably found yourself in this situation on more than one occasion. I think that sometimes our [...]

By |2020-04-22T06:06:34-04:00June 15th, 2020|Education|0 Comments

Millwork Drafting Standards

I recently wrote a Blog Post titled Millwork Drafting Fundamentals. The purpose of that particular article was to educate new drafters on how old Manual Drafting Techniques could be used in AutoCAD to reduce errors as they relate to Plans, Elevations, and Sections not matching one another. That post triggered a question that we feel [...]

By |2020-03-13T17:12:08-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Education|0 Comments

Understanding Frameless Cabinets

Back when I was in High School, I was fortunate to be able to enroll into a Cabinetmaking Program at my local Vocational Technical School. This allowed me to spend half of my day in a traditional classroom setting while spending the remaining part of my day learning the trade of Cabinetmaking. When Vo-Tech Students [...]

By |2020-04-01T13:59:58-04:00May 20th, 2020|Education|0 Comments

Knowing When to Submit an RFI for Millwork

Have you ever been working on a Commercial Millwork Project and come across something that wasn't going to work out as planned? Maybe you were laying out a Reception Desk and an obstruction was overlooked - creating a problem with the design. Maybe you were laying out a bank of Base Cabinets and the plumbing [...]

By |2020-03-16T11:51:51-04:00May 18th, 2020|Education|0 Comments

Understanding a Millwork Scope of Work

A few. months before I completed School to earn my Associates Degree in Architectural Drafting and Design - I was presented with the opportunity to take on the role of Draftsman at an Architectural Millwork Company. Up until this point, I had been working in the Shop and was excited about this new position in [...]

By |2020-03-18T09:25:42-04:00May 15th, 2020|Education|0 Comments

Creating Curved Millwork Panels

As Drafters and Cabinetmakers, we tend to obsess over straight lines and square corners. After all, it’s what we were taught when learning the trade. What if things were deliberately not straight- like a Curved Millwork Panel along the face of a Reception Desk? In this article we’re going to take away some of the [...]

By |2020-05-13T14:54:19-04:00May 13th, 2020|Education|0 Comments