Thursday, December 30, 2010

Casework Shop drawings and reflection of the year past and looking to a new!

The Year 2010 will soon be over and we Should reflect back and take account of the events that have taken place.

I have seen a lot of Small Businesses including Millwork, Casework & Wood Work Companies down size and even go Under in this tough Economy. I have to be thankful that We have been able to build new Client base steadily over the last 8 Months Providing Drafting Services, Millwork Shop Drawings, Casework Shop Drawings, Custom Woodwork Drawings, 3-D Modeling and 3-D Photo Rendering.

We live day to day and may not realize that the Small Businesses are the Horse Power of the Economy and while not as Major an event as some of the things i have listed below, still down sizing and closings are Major to the lives of the Communities and small Businesses. We as Small Business owners have to be better, stronger, faster and use technology, Skills and Innovation to be Competitive in a down economy. I would like to see 2011 be the year of the Small Business. My Goals for 2011 are to Gain Strength and Wisdom, and to enjoy the love of my friends and family.

So on to a few things that you may not have know

January 4 – The tallest man-made structure to date, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is officially opened

February 3 – The sculpture L'Homme qui marche I by Alberto Giacometti sells in London for £65 million (US$103.7 million), setting a new world record for a work of art sold at auction.

April 20 – The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. The resulting oil spill, one of the largest in history, spreads for several months, damaging the waters and the United States coastline, and prompting international debate and doubt about the practice and procedures of offshore drilling.

May 20 – Scientists announce that they have created a functional synthetic genome.

July 25 – Wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.

November 17 – Researchers at CERN trap 38 anti hydrogen atoms for a sixth of a second, marking the first time in history that humans have trapped antimatter.

December 21 – The first total lunar eclipse occurred on the day of the northern winter solstice/southern summer solstice since 1638

Now while yes all pretty major things right along with an arm long list of other major events yet none of them more major than the Day to day lives we have lived and loved. Our days working to Survive and Provide in a Down Economy. So reflect back on the events that where important to you and maybe tell me a little about them!

I know that regardless of all that has occurred my most major events have been things like Camping with the family, Building Stuff with the kids, and The Major Days at the Beach. These are the things i will most reflect on!

In Closing to the Year of 2010 and in looking to a new i would like to leave with these words.

my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior, the one who saves me from violence.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cad-Con 3-D Modeling & Shop Drawings: 3-D Rendering of Office

Cad-Con 3-D Modeling & Shop Drawings: 3-D Rendering of Office: "New design for possible Cad-Con office layout.Unbelievable quality, this drawing shares picture qualities."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Casework File Drawer Clearances

Always Check the vertical clearance. Often we have Architectural drawings come in with drawers noted as "file drawer". They also have a clear vertical of 9 5/8". That's fine if your hanging system leaves 0.00" between the hanging folder bottom edge and the drawer bottom, and you don't put anything in the folders that extends above them. We always use 11 1/4" as a standard from interior drawer bottom to bottom of the drawer above or face frame rail depending on the cabinet type. I hate it when manila folders poking up above the hanging folder go pbpbpbpbpbpbpbt against the dust panel as you push the drawer in.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dovetails Custom Woodworking

Custom Woodworking
Custom Woodworking
Custom Cabinetry & Furniture
for both Residential and Commercial applications.

Let us work with you on designing and creating your project just as you imagined it. Using only premium materials and hardware.
Our Custom Woodworking includes…but is not limited to…

Architectural Millwork
Bars and Back Bars
Bathroom Vanities
Bedroom Sets
Blanket Chests
Built-In Systems
Commercial Casework
Commercial Fixtures
Entertainment Centers
Computer Work Stations
Corner Cabinets
Custom Designed Furniture
Custom Kitchens
Dining Room Sets
Fireplace Mantels
Fireplace Surrounds
Flat Panel TV Cabinetry
Home Office
Home Theater
Living Room Sets
Office Furniture
Paneled Libraries and Dens
Plastic Laminate Casework
Receptionist Desks
Store Fixtures
Tables and Desks
Wood Chests
or anything you would like

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Casework Shop Drawings

Casework Shop Drawings

Section 12300 Educational Casework Shop Drawings

Section 12345 - Wood Laboratory Casework and Equipment

Professional Casework Shop Drawings improve your image, save time, and increase profits!
We provide casework shop drawings
for K-14, University and Research Laboratories,
including countertops, service fixturing
and fume hoods.

We produce high quality, accurate Casework Shop Drawings for submittal packages and production. With over 15 years of AutoCAD experience and almost 20 years in the construction Industry we can provide Casework Shop Drawings that will impress your clients and improve your bottom line.

Improve your Image With professional, high quality Casework shop drawings, your customers, their architects, and the project owners will be impressed. Submittals are the first product your customer receives and first impressions are extremely important. Professional Casework Shop Drawings will give your clients confidence in your company and start the project off on the right foot.

We Do Casework Shop Drawings your way Casework Shop Drawings are done to your specifications and customized to optimize your manufacturing processes and equipment. We set up your account by starting with a thorough interview and then produce drawings that are designed for your company.

To further impress your clients, get your submittals done fast. Good Casework Shop Drawings mean less time getting approvals and doing revisions. Project managers and the shop floor will waste less time asking questions. Let your engineering people utilize their time by outputting jobs to the shop (Ordering materials, CNC programming, etc.) By using our accurate, complete Casework Shop Drawings, their job will be much easier and faster. With shorter submittal times, fewer revisions, increased output from in-house engineering, the result is shorter job turnaround times which is what your customers want.

Increase your profits! Successful projects start with good Casework Shop Drawings. With professional, accurate Casework Shop Drawings, significant time is saved in project management and production. Reduce the time that employees have to stop producing and go ask questions. With all the information on the Casework Shop Drawings, production time is optimized. The bottom line is…Quality Casework Shop Drawings = Less Errors & More Profit.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Why should you be providing floor plans ?

Research has shown that property buyers will expect to see the following items when searching for a property online.

Still Photos, Floor plan, Virtual Tours ( "360 Photos" where appropriate ), Location Map of the Property, Amenities in the area

Floor plans are regarded as one of the most important requirements as the online property buyer is able to view the entire property layout from this information. The floor plan will also give the buyer an approximate indication of the entire property size plus individual room sizes.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Architects Outsourcing Drafting Services to India could find them selves subject to disciplinary penalties in Florida.

You will find tons of web sites on Outsourced Autocad Drafting to India, type in the related keywords and you would be amazed to find the overflowing list of firms that would be, more than eager to serve you, but if you are a Florida Architect you Might just want to think twice, read Below and go with a local Drafting Service.

61G1-23.015 Responsible Supervising Control Over Architectural Practice Outside of the Architect’s Office.
An architect may seal and sign any documents, instruments of service, specifications, reports or other work which requires the seal and signature of a registered architect prepared outside of the architect’s office, so long as all of the procedures set forth below are met. This Rule (61G1-23.015, F.A.C.) does not address the procedures required of an architect in sealing and signing work which falls within the definition of “interior design” as that term is defined in Section 481.203(8), F.S.
(1) The architect accepts professional responsibility for all architectural design activities of a project performed outside of the architect’s office throughout design development and the production of all documents and instruments of service. The architect shall prepare and maintain as evidence of the architect’s continuing effort in such work: written calculations, correspondence, time records, check prints, telephone logs, site visit logs or research done for the project and shall provide such evidence to state or local authorities upon their request.
(2) The architect maintains written documentation that the architect has personally supervised the preparation of all documents and instruments of service, reviewed all project data, personally inspected the project site and entered into a written agreement with the persons preparing the documents accepting professional responsibility for such work.
(3) The architect makes certain, if the work which the architect intends to seal and sign has been prepared by another person outside the architect’s office, that whenever such final work is submitted to a client, building owner or building user, the architect is present during such submissions in order to respond to questions from the client, owner or user. The architect shall maintain written minutes of such a submission meeting.
(4) If an architect fails to maintain written documentation of the items set forth in subsections (1)-(3) above, when such are applicable, then the architect shall be considered to be in violation of Section 481.221(4) and (5), F.S., and the architect shall be subject to disciplinary penalties as provided in paragraph 61G1-12.004(2)(c), F.A.C., “Plan Stamping.”
Specific Authority 481.203(16), 481.2055 FS. Law Implemented 481.205(4), 481.221(4), (5), 481.223, 481.225 FS. History–New 11-21-94.

By: Roger A.G. Templeman

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jim Reedy Custom Woodworking

Jim Reedy Custom Woodworking
There is something deeply satisfying about owning a piece of furniture that was made expressly for you and that can be passed down from one generation to another. In today's world of particleboard furniture and cheap imports, quality pieces are immediately noticed and appreciated. (Jim R.)

Jim Reedy Custom Woodworking is a one-man shop that makes beautiful furniture in a number of styles. I use fine quality solid wood and utilize hand carving and traditional joinery to create my furniture. You will find examples of my work on the following pages. All of my work is custom made for the client. I do not keep any stock for sale. If you have space in your home for something special, please give me a call or send me an email.

If you are looking for an exceptional piece of furniture for your home, consider an eighteenth century-style highboy. A highboy is a classic that can be handed down from one generation to another. It is a large piece of furniture that will make a major statement in any room. This highboy is based on one made in about 1750 in Philadelphia. The lower case is constructed with mortise and tenon joinery while the top case is hand-dovetailed for exceptional strength. Altogether there are 240 dovetails in this piece. The highboy has 11 drawers plus small two hidden compartments. This piece was made from solid cherry with poplar as the secondary wood, but it can be made in mahogany or walnut instead if you prefer. The bonnet top and flame finials are design features often found in this type of piece. The finials were turned on a lathe and then hand carved. The decorative shells on the center drawers were hand carved as well. The cabriole legs and pad feet were shaped by hand. The hardware is an authentic reproduction of hardware from that period. The finish is shellac.

Jim Reedy Custom Woodworking
Boca Raton, FL

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Cad-Con Design

2311 sw Halissee

Port saint lucie


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All Shop Drawings are Prepared with AndCAD,

With Cad-Con Drafting Service you will have the professional building plans you need for permit submittal and competitive bidding. Architectural firms, contractors and builders can take on more clients and mid-size and large architectural firms use our architectural cad drafting service to handle overflow work. Builders, Millwork companies, Cabinet Shops and contractors can take advantage of our cost efficiencies to improve their bottom line and focus on building, not drawing.

* Custom Cabinet Shop Drawings and Millwork Shop Drawings

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* Reception Desks

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* Schools and Universities

* Medical and Dental Offices

* Churches and Synagogues

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About Cad-Con Design

* Servicing Businesses in
o Palm Beach County
o Martin County
o St. Lucie County
o Okeechobee County
o Indian River County
o Brevard County
* Over 10 years experience in the Architectural Millwork and Casework Industry

* Working relationships with Architects in Multiple States Such As
o Florida
o Michigan
o New York
o Texas
o California
* Project management & estimating

* Millwork Design/engineering

* CNC operations

* Microvellum

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Cad-Con Design over 20 Yrs. Experience

Cad Con Design & Drafting
Mr. Roger Templeman, Owner
2311 Sw. Halissee Port Saint Lucie, Fl.
OBJECTIVE: To utilize my Knowledge of the Millwork Industry & real world construction
experience, to provide a value added service to my Clients.
• Project management & estimating • Customer service • Cabinet vision
• Millwork Design/engineering • CNC operations • Microvellum
• Commercial /residential remodeling • AlphaCam • Adobe 8.0
• Excellent interpersonal skills • Pattern Systems • Win “2000” XP Pro
• Office Technology • Auto CAD 2006 • Stiles Pro-Link
2004 Undergraduate Oakland community college, Computer Aided Design/Drafting GPA 3.533
2009 Steppin’ up technology Inc. AlphaCam & CNC (John Dickins (980) 322-6939)
2010 Stiles Education CNC Programming & Operation (Farid Bichareh 616-648-5572)
2008 - 2010 Blumer & Stanton Millwork – West Palm Beach, Fl.
Position: Project manager
Duties: LEED-AP, Project oversight / coordination, Millwork Design / engineering,
material take-off, Scheduling, Site coordination, Field checking, Field templates,
Drafting, Cad Manger
2006-2008 Trend Millwork Inc. – Lincoln Park, MI.
Position: Project manager
Duties: LEED-AP, Project oversight / coordination, Millwork Design / engineering,
material take-off, Scheduling, Commercial door & frame coordination, value
engineering, purchasing, Site coordination, Field checking, Field templates
2003 -2006 Mica-Tec Architectural Millwork & Casework- Warren, MI
Position: Project Manager / Cad Manager / Estimator
Duties: Project estimating, Purchasing, Business implementation &
administration, project scheduling, marketing. CAD design for millwork /
casework fabrication, web site design& publishing, catalog design & publishing,
computer hardware / software technician.
1998 - 2003 Brightmoor Restoration Inc. - Detroit, MI
Position: CEO / owner / licensed builder / Project Manager
Duties Project estimating, Construction Management, commercial & residential
construction, Office Management, CAD Design, Millwork Design & Installation
Client references available upon Request
Ph. 772-408-8175
Fax 561-537-7291
Cell 248-640-9711
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Drafting Services Market on the up-tick?

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Drafters can expect slower than average employment growth, with the best opportunities expected for those with at least 2 years of post secondary training.

Employment change. Employment of drafters is expected to grow by 4 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is slower than the average for all occupations. However, growth will vary by specialty.

Architectural and civil drafting is expected to be the fastest growing specialty, increasing by 9 percent, which is about as fast as the average. Increases in overall construction activity stemming from U.S. population growth and the related need to improve the Nation’s infrastructure should spur demand for drafters trained in architectural and civil design.

In contrast to employment of architectural and civil drafters, little or no change in employment is expected of mechanical drafters and of electronic and electrical drafters. Many of these workers are concentrated in slow-growing or declining manufacturing industries that offer few opportunities for growth related to expansion. However, increasingly complex design problems associated with new products and manufacturing processes will increase the demand for mechanical drafters and electronic and electrical drafters employed in engineering and drafting services firms that will be charged with finding solutions to these problems.

Across all specialties, CADD systems that are more powerful and easier to use will allow many tasks to be done by other technical professionals, thus curbing demand for drafters. Job growth also should be slowed as some drafting work, which can be done by sending CADD files over the Internet, is outsourced offshore to countries that pay lower wages.

Job prospects. Opportunities should be best for individuals with at least 2 years of postsecondary training in a drafting program that provides strong technical skills and considerable experience with CADD systems. CADD has increased the complexity of drafting applications while enhancing the productivity of drafters. It also has enhanced the nature of drafting by creating more possibilities for design and drafting. As technology continues to advance, employers will look for drafters with a strong background in fundamental drafting principles, a high level of technical sophistication, and the ability to apply their knowledge to a broader range of responsibilities. Most job openings are expected to arise from the need to replace drafters who transfer to other occupations or leave the labor force completely.

Employment of drafters remains tied to industries that are sensitive to cyclical changes in the economy, primarily construction and manufacturing. During recessions, drafters may be laid off. However, a growing number of drafters should continue to find employment on a temporary or contract basis as more companies turn to the employment services industry to meet their changing needs.

Demand for particular drafting specialties varies throughout the country because employment usually is contingent on the needs of local industry.

Projections Data

Projections data from the National Employment Matrix

Occupational Title

SOC Code

Employment, 2008

Employment, 2018


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NOTE: Data in this table are rounded. See the discussion of the employment projections table in the Handbook introductory chapter on Occupational Information Included in the Handbook.


Drafters' earnings vary by specialty, location, and level of responsibility. Median annual wages of architectural and civil drafters were $44,490 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $35,290 and $55,740. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,220, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $67,110. Median annual wages for architectural and civil drafters in architectural, engineering, and related services were $44,390.

Median annual wages of mechanical drafters were $46,640 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $36,490 and $59,010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,390, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $71,340. Median annual wages for mechanical drafters in architectural, engineering, and related services were $47,630.

Median annual wages of electrical and electronics drafters were $51,320 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $40,210 and $65,400. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,050, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $79,790. In architectural, engineering, and related services, median annual wages for electrical and electronics drafters were $47,910.

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