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ANSI/AWI 0641 Casework | Part 1 Free casework performance testing with AWI

In our latest podcast, Greg Parham, Executive Director for AWI’s Quality Control Program (QCP), speaks with the Executive Vice President of AWI, Doug Hague, regarding the recent announcement of free casework testing options for AWI members. Continue reading to learn more about the new ANSI/AWI 0641 Casework standard, how the free testing element works, and how it drives innovation for woodworki (more...)

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Everything You Need to Know About AWI Temperature & Humidity Standards

If temperature and humidity aren’t properly controlled, or if a product hasn’t been designed, constructed, and stored correctly, it can lead to a range of problems in the woodwork, including warping, swelling, and shrinkage. To maintain the quality and integrity of your products, you should refer to the AWI temperature and humidity standards. AWI 200.    How Does Temperature Affect Woo (more...)

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Clearing the Air On QCP Project Fees: An Interview with Roxanne Accetta

In our latest podcast, Greg Parham, Executive Director for AWI’s Quality Control Program (QCP), speaks with Roxanne Accetta, QCC Coordinator, to address some of the misinformation surrounding the QCP fee structure.  Continue reading to learn what QCP project fees actually entail as we put rumors to bed and explain exactly how QCP project certification will benefit you.    What Are Some Com (more...)

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What Inspectors Look for in Interior Wood Wall Cladding

In architectural woodworking, interior wood wall cladding can make or break a project. From veneer matching and choice of material to precise engineering parameters, there is a long list of considerations that must be made in the fabrication and installation of decorative wood wall cladding. In fact, ensuring that veneer panels are matched seamlessly is one of the most complex tasks in architectur (more...)

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What Questions Should I Ask A Woodworking Firm When I’m Vetting Them For A Project?

Knowing what questions to ask a woodworking firm is critical in choosing the right one to handle your project. In this post, we explain what to look for and what to ask when vetting a woodworking firm so you can ensure your project is carried out according to best industry practices and quality standards.  What to Look For in an Interior Architectural Woodworking Firm When vetting an interior a (more...)

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QCP Project Certification Explained

Gaining a QCP project certificate for your woodworking project demonstrates it has been certified to the industry’s leading quality assurance program. These certificates mean that your project has been completed by a QCP-licensed firm, and therefore has been carried out in accordance with stringent quality standards.    What Are QCP Project Certificates? QCP project certificates are awa (more...)

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What to Consider When Vetting Architectural Millwork Companies

Architectural millwork injects an interior woodworking project with a distinctive, personalized appearance, using bespoke pieces to elevate the space and enhance the design. To ensure your project receives quality craftsmanship, it’s crucial to properly vet architectural millwork companies who have the skills and experience to bring your vision to life. Benefits of Using Custom Architectural Mi (more...)

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What Designers Need to Know About Architectural Millwork

Architectural millwork is integral to the design, atmosphere, and fluidity of an interior space. Understanding how to properly design millwork, and ensure that it’s constructed and installed properly, is crucial if you want to impress your client with high quality results.  If you’re an architect or designer (or if you’re simply interested in millwork!), continue reading to learn some of t (more...)

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Everything You Need to Know About AWI’s Premium Grade

AWI premium-grade woodworking classification refers to a higher quality of craftsmanship and materials, as compared with economy and custom grades.  The Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI) provides a set of standards for woodworking projects that fall under this classification. Clients and contractors can agree on project specifications based on the three AWI grades, including economy grad (more...)

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