woodworkingnetwork.com | May 2018 | 32 |
Doubling down on nesting
Day’s experience of a successful combination of Omnitech
and KCD Software made buying a second Omnitech router a
no-brainer when continued increases in orders necessitated a
“Buying the second router was a pretty seamless process
because I decided to buy the same machine, only a newer
model, using the same software,” he said. “Because we didn’t
require any training, Omnitech sent out a technician to tweak
our first router and make sure everything was good with the
electronics, wiring, etc.”
Having a second router doubled part nesting capacity and
allowed Wooded Hollow to take on job-shop work for others.
“We have one company we do parts for that makes retail
store fixtures,” Day said. “Without factoring in labor costs,
the gross sales that we did with them in one year paid for the
Looking ahead, Day said, “I want to see us be more ef-
ficient. I want to perfect our system and eliminate mistakes
as much as possible. I also want to take on a little more work
with the same number of employees. KCD Software and nest-
ing has put us on the path for continued improvement and
Wooded Hollow owner Jady Day says that contrasting colors, such
as seen in this white kitchen with a dark wood island, has become
popular. Using his KCD Software with a tablet allows showing
customers color options on the fly.
In addition to kitchen cabinetry, Wooded Hollow also does
residential built-ins like this living room project.
Freestanding furniture like this desk can complement the cabinetry to
make a complete project for Wooded Hollow.