Training Articles

Here is a compilation of training articles we’ve published over the years. Please let us know what other topics you’d like to see in the future.

Pre-Hanging Exterior Doors

Bring it in house to make sure it’s done right the first time Greg Burnet owns Chicago Window and Door Solutions, a professional [...]

Milling Rough- Sawn Lumber

By  Greg Burnet My company makes a number of wooden doors every year (see “Building a Wooden Storm Door,” Sep/14), using rough-sawn (unsurfaced) [...]

Piping for Compressed Air

For a small shop, look beyond metal piping for options that are less expensive and easier to install. Q: I’m setting up a [...]

Made in ???

by Greg Burnet on October 8, 2010 The problem with poor-quality foreign parts Remember the term “Made in the U.S.A.”? It wasn’t that [...]

The Eight-Hour Kitchen Remodel

Meticulous planning was the key to profitability on this multi-unit job By Greg Burnet The term “production work” used to make me cringe, [...]