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Unbuilding to Build Something New

The cost of materials - lumber in particular - has been staggering for the last year or so. While it looks like it’s finally starting to drop, this has negatively impacted many businesses. One business that it benefitted, however, was…

In cahoots with the competition

After the summer issue of Wood Industry magazine came out, Chris McKaskell of McKaskell Haindel Design Build reached out to me. He told me that my editor’s note on the importance of community in our industry spoke to him because of how…

Rosehill: Offering a personal touch

Rosehill Woodcrafters was founded in 1993 in MacGregor, Manitoba, by President Harvey Boehlig. Rosehill has grown to more than 20 employees and services Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Western Ontario from small beginnings in a one-person shop.…

Coast to Coast

I like to scroll through Instagram to find inspiration for articles; it’s an excellent way to see what’s out there and what people are proud of. That’s exactly where I found Matt Webb and his company Coastal Bark Woodworking. Based in…

Thoughts from an Artist

I don't exactly remember what led me to become a woodworker. What was attractive, I think probably, in this profession, is the idea that it is an art with a substantial historical background. And in line with all that, a technical history…

A Cut Above

Looking back, it was the housewarming gift that kept on giving. The year was 2004, and Don Beamish was about six months into his new job as General Manager at Larch Wood Enterprises, a sawmill, and flooring company based on the banks of…

P+R & MMR: A One-Stop Shop

When I called Marc-Antoine Desjardins, President of P+R Desjardins and Menuiseries Mont-Royal (MMR), I expected to chat about their AWMAC Quebec awards finalist project in the Corporate/Professional category: 1250 René-Lévesque West. What I…