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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…

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,…

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…

It’s About Time

Twenty-five years ago, Van Woudenberg thought he had the time. He had been in business for ten years by that point and thought he was doing just fine until one day, a call from his accountant made him realize that he was losing money each…

Planning Ahead

From their modest beginnings in 1999 as a small carpentry shop, Netley Millwork started in an 8000 square foot facility near Petersfield, Manitoba. Now, to keep up with the continued demand in the industry, they are planning a 30,000 square…

Next Generation Woodworking: Part Two

Imatree is passionate about the environment and weaves this into the business. Founder Lucas Pudsey believes it’s essential for the industry to consider its environmental impact. With dependence on a steady supply of materials to maintain…

Next Generation Woodworking

Imatree Cabinets & Woodworking LTD started in 2018. The idea of founding the company came when Lucas Pudsey’s father renovated their family home in Burlington, ON. When it came time to renovate the kitchen, Pudsey’s father had a very…

The right tool for the job

Right now, the biggest trend in tooling systems is automation. “A few years ago, I anticipated a labour shortage coming,” said Lisa Goulet, President of Aiguisatek. “So, we started to make our whole process technological six or seven years…

Inventory is King: Panel Processing

The possibilities with Thermally Fused Laminate can far extend those than natural wood. “Humidity can warp natural wood, but TFL is engineered to exist in such an environment without any defects,” said Robert Scarimbolo, VP of Sales and…

Making the Most of Space

Chris Cornish purchased Arbutus Furniture & Closets in 2018. This 35-year-old company offers the design, manufacturing, and installation of custom furniture and storage and storage solutions in the residential, commercial and…

Walk the Talk

Woodland Horizon Ltd. owner Laverne Martin is someone you can describe as engaged with people and proud of what he does. If you’re on social media, you may have caught some of the thought-provoking posts echoed by a company that has deep…

ChopValue: Sticking to innovation 

From dinner plates to showrooms, ChopValue is giving chopsticks a second life. Established in 2016, the woodworking trailblazer has built a Canada-wide business by repurposing used chopsticks into a range of sustainable home products. We…