Christmas woodwork videos, and a great marketing idea for 2019

A very Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate the festivities. If you don’t, we hope you’ve got some time off and wish you a peaceful and happy time with friends and family. For our last newsletter of 2018, we’ve got for you… How to expand your business with online sales New stair videos…

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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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How to set up Polyboard to OptiCut Export with Bar Codes

polyboard and opticut label and bar code process

Here we have a Polyboard project. Let’s see how to set up an export of this project to OptiCut and print the correct labels with bar codes. We will need to set up Polyboard to export the correct information and then set up OptiCut to print the correct information. First let’s set up Polyboard. Polyboard…

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Low cost CAD/CAM woodworking systems

We’ve looked at some of the main woodwork software solutions out there and decided to put together an overview of what the majority of small to medium woodwork businesses tell us they need. That’s affordable software that is still powerful enough for professional use and flexible enough to accommodate each individual workshop’s manufacture methods. Nobody…

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Funiture Design Tool Evaluation: One User’s View

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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How to Design a Kitchen Layout

how to design a kitchen

There are many things to consider when designing a kitchen for your clients, from the size of the room to who will use it to the desired look. It’s a big job, so let’s take it step by step. Make a Floor Plan The most important starting point when designing a kitchen – whether a…

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Free Cabinet Design Program + Manufacturing Service

bar install Polyboard

This commercial project shows you how a professional workshop partnered with one of our Approved Suppliers to design with the free version of our cabinet design program Polyboard, then outsource cut and machining of the parts. These parts were delivered back flat packed completely ready for assembly. The project was run by Lee Ferris and the…

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Bathroom design tool to improve your furniture business

bathroom design tool

When it comes to furniture design, a focus on bathrooms can easily be forgotten. However, these rooms are often where you need intelligent furniture design the most; to de-clutter the space and make it feel bigger, and to fit your cabinetry around existing items like the bath, sink/s, toilet and pipework. An easy to use…

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How to become a furniture designer

How to become a furniture designer

Designing furniture is a dream career for many artisans who love creating something beautiful and useful from nothing but wood. There are many different ways to learn the craft; a course offered by your local institute of higher education, an apprenticeship from a furniture designer that you admire, or even teaching yourself through a mixture…

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Kitchen Design Tool: Design and Build Stunning Kitchens

kitchen design tool

Kitchen design and manufacture may be your whole business or just a part of it. Kitchen projects can be complex and prone to error, so here’s a software package that allows you to design fast and reliably, output costs and render in 3D much faster than with a CAD package. You will save an enormous…

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