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How Professional Woodworkers Can Engage Clients For Long-Term Success

Are you a professional woodworker, or owner of a woodworking firm? Do you want to reach out to a wider audience of prospective clients, but don’t know where to start? Even if you’ve already found the right leads, converting them into loyal clients requires a lot more TLC than you might think. This article highlights some of the all-important tips and ways you can engage clients and grow your w (more...)

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Differences & Similarities Between AWI-QCP & The WI

Two of the major quality assurance programs for architectural woodwork are the Woodwork Institute (WI) and us right here at AWI’s Quality Certification Program. While we’re separate institutions, there are ways in which we’re similar, as well as ways in which we’re different. This article explains it all.    About AWI-QCP & The WI Quality standards in any industry are necessar (more...)

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INTERVIEW: Understanding The Different QCP Licenses

Did you know that woodworkers can apply for around 35 different QCP licenses? We talked to Greg Parham, Director of Inspections here at AWI-QCP, who explains what the licenses are and how they’re different.  You can also listen to this blog post as a podcast hosted by QCP’s Executive Director, Randy Estabrook. Listen now.   AWI-QCP: Hi, Greg! It’s good to catch up with you. Before w (more...)

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Quality Review Articles for Architects and Designers

Rest Assured: Uphold Your QCP Specification

This Quality Review regular feature presents woodwork-related technical topics of common interest and importance to the design community, general contractors, and the architectural woodwork industry.

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What’s the Most Popular Type of Wood to Use for Casework?

Whether you’re a woodworker, an architect or a general contractor, knowing the types of wood to use for casework is crucial to getting the quality you need for your interior woodwork project. In this article, you’ll learn about the most popular woods used for casework and, most importantly, why they are so popular.    What is Wood Casework? In the woodworking industry, prefabricated w (more...)

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