Getting lost in the wilds: Vitap CNC integration, Polyboard training and more

Vitap K2 CNC Machine

We were recently asked to give a 3 day Polyboard training and CNC set up session to the company Grosjean Concept Bois, in the east of France in the Haut Doubs region on the French Swiss border. A beautiful and wild area full of forests and rivers. The scenery was spectacular…I arrived at the nearest…

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Triple your orders with StairDesigner!

Damien Juillat is a professional woodworker with huge resources of creativity. He’s also an enthusiastic user of our stair design software solution and regularly sends us videos presenting his various stair projects. He has kindly agreed that we can share this one with everyone at Wood Designer. (There’s a little bit of French text explanation,…

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How to build online sales for your workshop

cabinet design shop process

We’re just incredibly busy! …that was the first thing Mark told me when I rang him recently to discuss the latest news on Polyboard. Mark is the owner of Mark Nichol’s & Co Ltd, based just north of London in the UK. Actually Mark has always has been very busy, but what’s really taken off…

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Funiture design case study: making the most of the latest software

furniture design tool

We are very happy to count among our new customers the Tercy Levillain Joinery in France. Based in Saint-Malo, this Breton family business is more than a century old and is a real institution in the region with a well established reputation. They have been able to adapt to changes in customer preferences and industry…

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Design and manufacture to corner the woodwork market

furniture software

Do you ever think…there’s got to be a better way? You’ve got the work coming in, perhaps too much to handle. You know you’re spending too long on each job but don’t have the time to find a better way. Hours designing, struggling to get accurate cut lists and plans, problems with assembly. Got a…

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Woodwork manufacturing case study: software, nesting and CNC integration done right

polyboard woodwork software project office fit out

We would like to introduce Dean Price from Tees Tech Joinery in the UK who earlier this year set up Polyboard and OptiNest with his company’s SCM CNC machines. Dean has outlined how his company processes the work they receive, and was also kind enough to talk about the Polyboard library set up service he…

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How one Australian woodworker makes the most of his design software

jarrah sideboard designed with Polyboard

We’d like to introduce Peter Brown, a furniture builder from Australia. He has very kindly explained how he works with our woodworking design software Polyboard and OptiCut, for cutting optimisation. In particular he discusses how he recently put together a beautiful side board piece in Jarrah, a timber only found in the area where he…

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Furniture design case study: the move from traditional to high tech production

We would like to introduce Sylvain who has kindly written the following article about his business and how it has developed from traditional woodwork to embrace furniture design software and high tech manufacturing. Just take a look at some of the their projects below… *** Hello everyone, my name is Sylvain Roucher. I’m the owner…

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Stair Construction using the Horizontal Laminates Technique

stair construction using horizontal laminates

Stair construction is always a complicated business, but when it comes to building curved stairs and building beautiful curved stairs we reach the summits of art and technique. It’s not by chance that the curved stair is considered one of the summits of the art of wood. This particular craft has always been considered the pinnacle…

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Quarter Turn Staircase Design Plans using Free Software

quarter turn stair header

Luc is a cabinet maker specialised in antique furniture restoration. Luc didn’t have any experience in stair building so when one of his customers asked him to build a central cut string stair to access his mezzanine he wasn’t very sure how he should go about it. Searching the internet for information he fell on…

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