The benefits of an organized kitchen

I've said it before and I will say it again, the kitchen is has become the main gathering for many families.  The kitchen is where families gather to eat.  It is a room where homework is done, games are played, and bonding happens.  If you are like me, you spend the majority of your time [...]

By |2020-06-25T03:58:05-04:00July 6th, 2020|Education|0 Comments

Popular Kitchen Cabinet Colors of 2020

When you walk into someone's kitchen, what is the first thing that you noticed?  I bet your answer is their kitchen cabinets.  In my previous blog about the history of kitchen cabinets, cabinets years ago were simply for storage purposes.  As the years have passed, kitchen cabinets now reflect a family's style.  When I was [...]

By |2020-07-08T17:15:47-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Education|0 Comments

The History of Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets have been around for over 100 years.  Think back to when you were young.  What did your grandparents' or even great grandparents' kitchen cabinets look like?  I am sure they do not resemble anything like your house does today. I remember being young and having Sunday dinner at my grandparents' house after church.  [...]

By |2020-06-25T03:45:41-04:00June 29th, 2020|Education|0 Comments

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

My Top 5 Favorite LISP files for Autocad

While there are a lot of LISP files for AutoCAD to talk about, there are 5 that I use keeping productivity in mind. I use all of these on a regular basis. Not having just one of them would greatly impact the speed at which I’m able to produce drawings. I can remember when I [...]

By |2020-03-13T17:05:59-04:00May 25th, 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