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

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

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

How to Create a Millwork Finish Schedule

Before I started working in the engineering side of Architectural Millwork and Custom Cabinets - I worked out on the shop floor. Early in my career, I spent about five years working for a company that dealt almost exclusively in Commercial Casework. I spent the bulk of my time pulling Plastic Laminate from Job Bins [...]

By |2020-04-22T12:22:56-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Education|0 Comments

US Based Millwork Drafting Service

Recently I was researching topics to write about when I stumbled onto an old Forum Post on WoodWeb. If you aren't familiar with WoodWed, it is an online community that serves the Woodworking Industry. It has Forums for a variety of sub-sets within the business and is a wonderful resource. Outsourcing overseas The topic that [...]

By |2020-04-01T11:23:01-04:00April 1st, 2020|Information|0 Comments

The Shop Drawing Process

Not all projects require shop drawings to complete a job. Yet, when needed, shop drawings are a vital part of the overall project.  In today's blog, I will dig into the shop drawing process. For this article, we will be focusing on millwork and casework. Additionally, I will focus on the custom cabinetry and furniture end [...]

By |2020-01-28T09:57:22-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Education|0 Comments