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Mike Young, owner and operator of Mi-Her Custom Cabinets, talks about the layout of his new shop and the machines he had to replace after a fire destroyed his shop earlier this year.
Even with introducing all these machines into a previously set-up shop, we were able to make the existing dust collection work, with a few minor tweaks, and the flow of product is as good as can be done, short of gutting the shop and doing a complete re-design.
We added prehung doors and moulding to make us a one stop shop for contractors and homeowners to get all of their finish products. We have a fully equipped shop which allows to offer many other services such as custom moulding and milling, cutting doors and countertops, wide belt sanding and custom finishing. We offer installation of our custom cabinets and factory built cabinets by our skilled installers or you can choose to install the cabinets yourself. Young had several finished orders in the shop at the time of the fire and had to rebuild those as well as filling other orders.
Alexander, the shop was geared around the production of custom interior shutters, but as the young company grew, both in sales volume and personnelle, so did our need for new machinery and space. For cabinetry production, the sheet goods enter through the bay door behind this picture, they are unloaded onto one of the two A-frames, which are just outside of the picture to the right, cut on the sliding table saw, edgebanded not 10′ away, and directly outside this picture, is our dado table saw and line boring machine.
Our cabinetmakers and installers are skilled craftsmen who take pride in their work and make sure the job is done right. Alexander had grown so much in the past year, we really needed a dedicated area to assemble and stage cabinetry.
We added factory built cabinets to offer our customers a more affordable option while still delivering a quality product.
Back in 2009 I would not have classified our shop as overly spacious, or suffering from a boundless amount of space, but, with a bit of space planning and re-shuffling of machinery, we have been able to fully integrate J. They set up a partial shop in Nabb and use a location near Seymour that includes a wide-belt sander, which is needed to finish each of the cabinet pieces. Alexander, and is the only perfectly flat assembly surface in the shop, so it sees quite a bit of use. We also needed to acquire more space to stage the cabinetry before it was loaded for install.
Between that saw and the assembly tables we have a trio of work horses in our shop, the Gannomat Format 42 line boring machine, a Rockwell cabinet table saw, and an old Davis and Wells dedicated dado table saw.
The answer to restart the business came within his family, which is exactly how the company started.Young said his mother, who is 84 and continues to keep the books for the shop, asked that he continue things.
At first, the cabinets were a way to supplement income during the winter months when building contracts slowed down.
It was then that the company switched its focus to cabinets, as well as dovetailing drawers."We didn't do any houses for about eight years there," he said. The majority of the jobs come locally - and in Louisville - but the crew has had jobs in northern Indiana and even West Virginia.The orders and customer requests played a big part in the rebuilding process.