In today’s design climate of value engineering, Michigan Woodwork, a company specializing in cabinetry for multi-family properties, has an idea on how to help customers reduce costs. Instead of building typical plywood boxes and wood doors requiring finish, lamination or other labor-intensive processes, Michigan Woodwork recommends that architects, designers and property developers use less-expensive, domestically sourced cabinetry constructed with thermally fused laminate (TFL) panels.
Arauco Prism TFL Case Study - Michigan Woodwork
Last year, the company was asked to help value engineer a multi-family housing plan in eastern Michigan. The specifications for the 200-unit project called for an OEM cabinet with plywood veneer doors and plywood case. The total price was expected to be more than $400,000. To demonstrate the cost effectiveness of TFL, a series of four different prototype cabinets were built using a combination of different materials. CASE STUDY
NPOW STOCKING SELECT COLORS Vycom HDPE high-density, marine-grade polyethylene sheets come in a wide array of colors and textures. PLUS...TimberLine HDPE panels boast embossed woodgrains and unique coloring that kingly plastic sheeting competitors cannot offer.
HDPE High-Density Polyethylene Panels
David Garvey did not have to have the luck of the Irish to become a skilled professional woodworker. After emigrating to the U.S. in April 2001 from County Clare, Ireland to play semi-pro rugby,
Ireland Garvey, along with 30-year cabinet craftsman Sean Whalen, became co-owner of Colonial Cabinets.
Colonial Cabinets Case Study
Top craftsmen from several Cincinnati, Ohio solid surface fabrication shops recently participated in a training event at Distributor Service Inc.’s Sharonville, Ohio facility. Aristech Technical Manager Aaron Davis presented the seminar, which included a catered lunch, classroom instruction and hands-on training.
Avonite Fabrication Case Study
Bill, a veteran of 25 years in the cabinet industry, turned to Walker’s Mill Cabinets when he needed to remodel a residential kitchen in order to increase the value of a home prior to putting it on the market.
“What impressed me the most about the Walker’s Mill line was the overall quality of the cabinets and especially the high-grade of the wood finishing,” Bill said. “Plus, the value is outstanding. The pricing is much less than I’d pay at a big box store and the product is superior.”
Walker's Mill Cabinets Case Study
Are you a Woodworking Professional, Kitchen and Bath Dealer, Contractor, or House Flipper looking for a value-priced cabinet option to offer your customers? Walker’s Mill ready to assemble (RTA) flat pack Kitchen Cabinets are easy to put together, durable, attractive and readily available. They are shipped quickly from centrally located warehouses with large inventories.Walker's Mill Features
There are 12 varieties of ready to assemble kitchen cabinet styles to choose from, providing you and your customers with choice and convenience. Complete kitchen options include base cabinets, sink cabinets, Lazy Susans, wall cabinets, talls, and vanities.
1. Excellent quality and value for the price
2. Superior wood finishing
3. Large, in-stock inventory
4. Quick deliveries
3. Same DSI customer service
Walker's Mill RTA Kitchen Cabinets
Not ready for the EPA's new Title VI TSCA Regulations for Wood Product Fabricators? The rules take effect June 1, 2018. DSI has done the research and we're here to help you learn how to come into compliance. Plus, DSI guarantees that the products you buy from us will meet the regulations' requirements. There are only three points you need to cover.3 Things You Need to Do
1. Purchase Title VI TSCA Compliant Materials
*Panels made before June 1, 2018, may be sold at any time and used in finished goods
2. Keep records for 3 years documenting material compliance
*DSI documents TSCA on order confirmations, delivery tickets & invoices
3. Label finished goods with name, date and compliance
*Fabricators must label every finished good or every box or bundle containing finished goods
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Formica® Brand Compact structural, two-sided laminate isn’t just for trendy decoration. It can also be put to use as a durable, material that has some of the properties of steel while still being workable with tools commonly found in an average woodshop.
Ray Franke, an experienced woodworker with more than 40 years in and around the industry, recently used Formica® Brand Compact to construct the 2” x 72” belt grinder for his shop. He used common carbide tipped tools to work the material and fabricate a machine of his own design. Read About Formica Compact Belt Grinder
Krystal High-Build Sealer wood finish from M.L. Campbell delivers better hang, better build and excellent edge hanging while eliminating sand-throughs when used on quality wood projects. Distributor Service Inc. worked with M.L. Campbell chemists and with its professional wood shop customer base to fine-tune Krystal High-Build Sealer to meet the needs of professional wood shops of all sizes.
Read more about Krystal High-Build Sealer
Wearing a costume Fabricated from dECOLeather® by Formica Group, Maleficent, the mistress of all evil, showcased her style in Product Runway 2017. The IIDA event is a fashion show where models wear outfits made from materials typically used in interior design. See how Team Maleficent turned a product that brings class and style to commercial interior projects into a fashion statement.
Formica dECOLeather CASE STUDY
Thanks to a diversified customer base, skilled employees and cutting-edge equipment, Wurm’s Woodworking Company (WWC) is taking advantage of its ability to work in wood as well as plastic to produce product lines that meet a multitude of needs. Founded as a construction company and lumber yard 70 years ago, the company has transformed itself into a fabricator of a variety of component-driven OEM projects. Check out the case study on Wurm’s Woodworking Company.
Distributor Service Inc. and M.L. Campbell have teamed up to create the DSI Designer series of wood finishes. This collection is not just a box of colors; it’s a series of processes that generate options ranging from classic looks to today’s modern trends. You can purchase a Designer Series sample box to display to customers that contains 30 real-wood samples to showcase the collection to your customers. Whether your customers choose Early American, Aged Centennial or French Country Blue, their furniture, cabinetry or other wood surface is sure to be beautiful and durable. They’ll get heirloom-quality color and a style that looks great. Check out the Designer Series Collection.
CASE STUDY: Formica® Brand laminates played a part in helping Pittsburgh, Pa. architecture and design firm IKM Inc. transition from a dark and dated office environment and embrace an open, brightly lit workplace. Formica® Brand ColorCore® 2 New White and Fog Gray were used in several sections of IKM's new office design. Read about IKM's new offices in the Formica® Laminate Case Study
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Distributor Service, Inc. was named the award winner for the Largest Volume Distributor of
Kerfkore products in 2016. The company sells the complete line of bendable and lightweight panels plus it
inventories these materials so they can be delivered quickly to supply their customers'
requirements. Entire Press Release
Distributor Service, Inc. has been a trusted raw material provider to EB Display for more than 20 years. DSI supplies EB Display with a variety of melamine ranging from solid colors to wood grains and other patterns. Plus, the company distributes raw particleboard and many other professional woodworking materials. Read More: TRUSTED VENDOR
While many craftsmen see Vycom Celtec® expanded PVC as a material for building displays and signage, Emery E. Weaver of Weaver Wagons in Mount Eaton, Ohio uses the versatile substrate to craft high-end wagons for transportation. READ MORE
With more than 30 years in the business, DSI General Sales Manager Dave Dascenzo is considered an industry expert. He was recently interviewed for an article by the North American Building Material Distribution Association. Read the excerpt below.
Taken from an article published by the NBMDA: Read more HERE
...What DSI's industrial customers don't have to worry about, though, is the market for their products diminishing, according to Dascenzo. “The demand for finished cabinetry and millwork fixtures within our segments may shift, but it's unlikely to decline or disappear,” he forecasts. The sales exec is especially optimistic about the outlook for fixture work for the foodservice sector.
“Do you eat online?” Dascenzo wants to know. “No?? Nobody does!” For that reason, he argues, restaurant work, in particular, is flourishing. “The demand for our customers to exist sets up pretty well to be solid for the future,” Dascenzo said. “There's ups and downs, peaks and valleys in our industry like others, for sure, but I feel very confident that when this industry—distributors and manufacturers alike—restocks the talent, there'll be plenty of things to sell and people to sell them to.”---READ THE REST OF THE STORY
The DSI delivery truck drops off material to a shop that currently focuses on CNC routing sign substrates for local sign companies, with the long term goal of designing and producing a product line of furniture and free standing cabinets.
Woodworking Shop Owner: Richard L.
"I wanted to take a moment to praise DSI on the awesome selection of product, but more importantly on your outstanding service.
I'm in the early stage of a small Design/Fabricating business, and I've only ordered from DSI a few times, but, it was so refreshing and unexpected to receive the friendly helpful service from everyone I have had the pleasure of dealing with.
From the inside sales person on the phone, to the people at the Detroit location behind the service counter or the yardmen loading my purchase, I was satisfied every step of the way.
And, more recently at the same location, I received top shelf service from Chris on the phone, and Brandon delivering the product.
I was nice being treated the same as one of your big accounts. DSI employees earned my loyalty on any future purchases.
Thanks again for the great service!" -- Richard L., DSI Satisfied Customer