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A Guide To Architectural Millwork

If you’re a junior architect just starting out in your career or you simply want to learn more about architectural millwork, this guide covers everything you need to know. We explain what architectural millwork is, the different types of millwork manufacturers, the uses of millwork, and provide tips on how to differentiate lumber for millwork.   What is Architectural Millwork? In the cou (more...)

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Quality Times Articles for Woodworkers

Transitioning from AWS to ANSI / AWI Standards

Rozie Roznovak is featured in this edition of Quality Times in the “QCP Rep Spotlight.”  While sharing his industry experience with QT, he passed along his observations about the evolution of AWI Standards and the benefits of education of all parties. The evolution of the AWI Standards during my woodworking career can be seen comparing the size and content of the various editions: from s (more...)

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CL “Rozie” Roznovak, Rep Since 2009

Third in a series of profiles about Quality Certification Program Representatives – links in the field between QCP Licensees and the Quality Certification Corporation. Background and inspiration: My 48-year career in woodworking took root while spending time in my grandfather’s woodshop in the 60s. Charles O. Manire was an accomplished furniture maker and woodcarver who also taught high scho (more...)

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“Unless You Can Demonstrate That You Are Not Responsible…”

If you have been involved in the management of an architectural woodwork project requiring both QCP certification and inspection by a QCP Representative, you have probably seen the typical written report summarizing the conformance of the items inspected relative to specifications and/or AWI Standards.  The report also provides reference numbers which enable the reader to find the precise locatio (more...)

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A Chat with Zach Deas, Millwork Owner and Chair of AWI-QCP

We recently spoke to Zach Deas, owner of Deas Millwork in Semmes, AL, and current chair of AWI-QCP’s board of directors, about the AWI Standards of Architectural Woodwork and the updates AWI is currently making to some of the standards. You can also listen to this blog post as a podcast hosted by QCP’s Executive Director, Randy Estabrook. Listen now.   Changes to the Architectural Wood (more...)

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The Risks Of Using Unlicensed Woodworkers For Your Project

When it comes to interior architectural woodwork projects, quality assurance is hard to implement if, from the start, you don’t have high quality materials or expert woodworkers. The risk of the project taking a wrong turn, one that you might later regret if it costs you time and money, is high if the standards are low. In this blog post, we explore the risks of using unlicensed woodworkers on y (more...)

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What Do The Grade Requirements In The Architectural Woodwork Standards Mean?

The grade requirements for interior woodwork in the AWI Standards of Architectural Woodwork - economy, custom, and premium grades - all relate to quality of materials and workmanship. They help architects know what level of quality they’re specifying, and help woodworkers understand the quality standards they should build to. Having these three different grade requirements facilitates project f (more...)

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