other pieces for churches.
They also make their own doors
and drawers in house.
“Because we do so many varied
projects and styles, it is nice to have
the capability to fabricate two or four
custom doors for a furniture piece
when needed,” Byrne said. “It is also a
good way to keep your employees busy
during slower times. When really busy,
we will buy out the doors and drawers.”
Byrne doesn’t use melamine or
particleboard as a rule, unless is it re-
quested. The company’s primary panel
product is a UV-cured plywood sheet
stock with birch or maple UV coated
on both sides.
“We stay in the mid- to high-end
market,” Byrne said. “I saw this material as a top-of-the-line cabinet liner.
The coating is extremely durable and
looks classy. It also makes the finishing
process a lot easier. Columbia Forest
Products is one of the manufacturers.”
Maximum panel yield
The Thermwood Cut Ready CNC router has helped Byrne achieve maximum
panel yield, and cuts the offal pieces in
a way so they can be used again. The
operator follows instructions on the
Cut Ready’s screen.
Mumma said that the Cut Ready
comes with a library of face frame and
frameless cabinet designs already installed. Byrne could use or modify those
existing designs. Mumma also uses the
Aspire program for 3-D modeling.
Cut parts are labeled with a barcode
that includes job and part number, and
a figure showing any edgebanding re-
Byrne’s home is a former limestone mine with vast galleries and underground space. This
underground world is home to dozens of businesses and is known officially as the Meritex
Lenexa Executive Park.
Thermwood Cut Ready CNC router has helped Byrne achieve maximum panel yield. (Inset)
The operator follows instructions on the Cut Ready’s screen.
Thermwood Cut Ready allows the company to make certain intricate pieces in house that they
used to outsource.