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Laurysen Kitchens Looking Beyond 50

It’s been fifty years and three generations, but Laurysen Kitchens is as sturdy as the day it was founded (albeit with more than a few modern updates). Founded in a 1200 sq. ft. garage in Ottawa, the family-run company has grown into a…

Baseboards: The Final Touch

When designing a customer’s dream kitchen, the last thing that comes to mind is the baseboards. However, this millwork detail is something that can pull the room together, so it’s nice to present them with options. While some of these tips…

Looking at the Nitty-Gritty

In general, the goal of sanding is to produce the least amount of heat possible. This heat will cause the resins in woods, paints, and glues to melt and become gummy and stay on the sandpaper, along with the sanding dust and any other stray…

Past, Present, and Future

The beautiful thing about wood is that you can trace it back to its roots, literally. The process has so many facets, from harvesting to the final product, that all work in unison that you don’t see when you sit on a chair or open a…

Adapt and Thrive

Owner Harvey Boehlig started Rosehill Woodcrafters in 1993 in an old church based in MacGregor, MB. Instead of paying for the church, Harvey’s company made all the pews for the new church. Fast forward to today, and this family-run business…

A Mid-Life Makeover

The Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (CHPVA) is going through a mid-life makeover. The CHPVA took advantage of the disruption caused by the pandemic to reflect and reinvent itself, overhauling the approach they were taking,…

A Case Study in Innovation

Since 2008, Verbois has been engaged in innovation that has enabled it to automate and robotize a large part of its processes. In June 2021, the founder, André Boucher, sold the SME, which currently has 55 employees, to five new…

BCIT Joinery Grad Spotlight, Part 1

One of the most exciting days in the BCIT Joinery shop is when our third and fourth-year students share their projects and processes with the other students on the shop floor (foundation, first, and second years). The creative and beautiful…

10 Ways to Increase Digital Leads

Owners of small and medium-sized enterprises often find at some point that their tried and true marketing tools aren’t as effective as they used to be. So, how do they get more business? First and foremost, every business must have an …

Re-Growth at Buildex Vancouver

Unbuilders and MGA (Michael Green Architecture) have created an experiential display that confronts the largest single contributor to our overflowing landfills - construction and demolition waste. Within this ‘waste’ lies one of the…

Top K&B Challenges For 2022

The challenges the kitchen and bath industry is expected to face this year don’t include any major surprises, and the only question is which of them will wind down and which will remain with us. The 2022 Kitchen & Bath Market Outlook…