Case Studies

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…

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Stair Construction using the Horizontal Laminates Technique

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…

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Quarter Turn Staircase Design Plans using Free Software

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…

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Stair Designs by an Exceptional Craftsman

A while ago we heard from Tasos Vardopoulos in Athens, who told us about his wooden stair designs and construction process. We were incredibly impresses by the quality of his work and…

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Quarter Turn Stair with Winders, by Dominique

Here’s a quarter turn stair with winders project, built by Dominique, an amateur wood worker, using our StairFile service. This service has enabled Dominique to build this complex and beautiful first time…

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Making Stairs, from a Small Masterpiece to Grand and Majestic

…and how horizontal laminates can adapt to any project Here are two projects that show very clearly why making stairs with this versatile technique is a great solution, especially for building complex…

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Woodworking design software case study

Investing in new design software for woodworking can be a difficult decision for a business to make, especially for a smaller workshop. There is sometimes the view that woodwork design software is…

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How To Build A Curved Staircase With Horizontal Laminates

Morel and Sons is a small family stair building business that is about an hours drive from my workshop. They have a big CNC machine and make traditional stairs to very high…

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