Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Feb. 26th - MEET YOUR LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS AT THE LOCAVORE~BUY LOCAL EVENT

    
About this Bucks County, Doylestown, Pa  business networking event: Thursday, February 26th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Superior Woodcraft, 160 N Hamilton Street, Doylestown, Pa 18901


Locavore - It is part of the concept of local purchasing and local economies, a preference to buy locally produced goods and services - particularly related to food economies. Learn more about locavore

Buy Local - Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms -- continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. Encourages local prosperity. Learn more about buying local - Bucks County, Pa.

Join us for an evening of networking; make valuable new contacts, generate leads and reconnect with familiar faces. 

Network and mingle with other businesses, find new opportunities and generate leads while sampling locally grown and produced delicacies provided by the producers who carefully crafted it.  Learn more about your local community.

Free event, coincides with Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and open to anyone who would like to grow their business. This is a great opportunity to learn a little about the 'Locavore' movement; once you've tasted, you'll quickly appreciate the amazing bounty in our own back yard
 
 
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Sneak Preview of the Featured Local Food & Beverage Producers

Blue Moon Acres
Buckingham Valley Vineyard
Bucks County Preserves
Castle Valley Mill
Confection Perfection
Doylestown Brewing Company
JustFood
Laurie's Chocolates
Olive Oil Etc.
Rabbit Run Farm
Sweet Victory
The Market at Del Val College
Wycombe Vineyard

Check back to see what other local delights will be featured on February 26th.

For info - call 215-348-9942 or email mailto: buylocal@superiorwoodcraft.com


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Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce - 
Business & Community Networking Event
Thursday, February 26, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted by:
Superior Woodcraft, Inc.
160 N Hamilton Street 
Doylestown, PA 18901 
215-348-9942
buylocal@superiorwoodcraft.com

 PARKING DOYLE AND BROAD STREET

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Winter Care Tips For Improving Your Indoor Environment

Proper Indoor Climate Control Is Healthy for You and Your Wooden Furnishings


Winter has arrived.  The children are excited about snow and you anticipate relaxing by a nice warm fireplace during the winter nights.  Sounds enticing. 

All of a sudden you start to see changes in your home.  You notice wider gaps in your wood floors and maybe panels on wooden doors appeared to shrink and wooden drawers appear loose.  You might see some unfinished wood or finishing lines in cabinetry and furniture.  You are wondering - what happened?

In a nutshell, the wooden products in your home are adjusting to the humidity level in the atmosphere.  During the winter months the air is “dry” because cold air retains less moisture and when we heat the air the relative humidity becomes lower.  When you have “dry air” moisture is actually being drawn out of the wooden furniture in your home until an equilibrium state is reached.     That is why you will see gaps in your wood floors, doors, cabinets and why doors and drawers aren't quite as tight.  In more severe situations you might even experiencing splits and cracks in your wooden furniture. 

The opposite affect happens when that moist spring and summer air rolls in.  Warmer air holds more moisture and the dry wood in your home will absorb that moisture until an equilibrium state is achieved.  This causes wood to swell, or become slightly larger. In technical wood geek terms, wood is hygroscopic, which refers to its property of changing to atmospheric humidity.
To control the expansion and contraction of wood, you want to establish moisture/humidity control in your home.  Moisture is controlled in homes with proper ventilation, control of air infiltration, heating, cooling and controlling humidity with either a dehumidifier or a humidifier, which adds moisture to a home.  With an inexpensive thermometer and hygrometer you can measure the temperature and humidity level in your home.  You can consult a qualified specialist to help you design an indoor environmental control system that is appropriate for your home.

The environmental protection agency recommends that homes maintain a relative humidity level between 30% and 50%.  The EPA recommends normal indoor temperatures for winter to
range between 67.5 F and 75.5 F and summer indoor temperatures range between 73 F and 80 F.  If you really want to maintain pristine environmental climate control you can look at museum quality standards.  Generally you can think of museum quality climate control as keeping  the temperature at 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity at 50% (Rh%).  Ideally, these two conditions do not change or do not change more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit and 10%Rh within 24 hours.  Whether you target EPA guidelines or museum quality standards one of the important points here is to try to maintain the stability of the temperature and relative humidity in your home.  Remember that the moisture content in your wood is trying to reach equilibrium.  Keeping a consistent temperature and relative humidity level will allow the wood’s moisture content to be stable and therefore your wood will be stable – no more (or a lot less) expansion and contraction. 

If you prefer interior wood details that remain constant between seasons, then keeping a stable indoor climate will increase your enjoyment of your wooden home furnishings and interior wood elements.  But, keep in mind, you don't need a sophisticated moisture control system in your home to enjoy beautiful floors, cabinets and other interior wood elements, as long you understand that wood is a natural product and will respond to the loss of or introduction of moisture from season to season.

Easy Solution Tips:
  • Buy an inexpensive monitor to measure indoor temperatures and relative humidity 
  • Keep your indoor temperature stable and don't allow indoor temperatures to  fluctuate more then 10 degrees F within 24 hours.
  • Programmable thermostats are a great way to control the temperature in your home and save money.
  • Maintain relative humidity levels between 30% and 50%
  • If you need to raise the relative humidity levels simply place an open container of water in a room and allow it evaporate.
  • House plants and aquariums can also introduce moisture into a home, which might be appropriate in the winter time, but unwanted in the humid summer months. Monitoring your indoor temperature and  relative humidity will let you know if house plants and aquariums introduce too much moisture.
Implementing these indoor climate guidelines will certainly create a sound environment for your wooden home furnishings, but more importantly they will also create a healthier living environment for your family.  

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Nantucket Bijoux - Superior Woodcraft's Newest Island Project

   
Superior Woodcraft’s newest project, Nantucket Bijoux, can be found on Houzz.com


This inspiring custom-made kitchen was created through the combined talents of Threshold Interiors of New York City and Superior Woodcraft of Doylestown, Pa. This classic Nantucket home had not been renovated in several decades and was in serious need of an update. The vision for this summer home was to be a beautiful, light and peaceful family retreat with the ability to entertain guests and extended family. Superior Woodcraft's custom-made white inset frame cabinetry is perfect for this well appointed Nantucket retreat. The tile backsplash on the Prep Sink wall pulls everything together
and picks up on the spectacular colors in the White Princess Quartzite countertops. In a nod to traditional Nantucket Craftsmanship, Shiplap Paneling was used on many of the walls including in the Kitchen and Powder Room. We hope you enjoy the quiet and tranquil mood of these images.

Check out Nantucket Bijoux and Superior Woodcraft's other projects on Houzz and let us know, which Superior Woodcraft project is your favorite.


Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Superior Woodcraft Salutes One of Its Own

  
   
The entire Superior Woodcraft team salutes a long time Superior Woodcraft family member, friend and teammate – Master Cabinetmaker, John Newfield.   At the end of December 2014 John will be leaving Superior Woodcraft to enjoy a well earned retirement.
     

John, who is also a naval veteran and a long term first responder, joined
Superior Woodcraft in October of 1969.  At the time Superior Woodcraft was a fledgling company and John was a young man who just finished serving his Country.  For the next 22 years John would work side-by-side with Karl Geiger, Superior Woodcraft’s founder.   In the years to follow John would continue his work at Superior Woodcraft; sharing his knowledge and passion of woodworking with younger generations of cabinetmakers.  John handcrafted many cabinets since 1969 and has passed on his wisdom to many young cabinetmakers.  We thank John for his many years of service; not only to Superior Woodcraft, but to his Country, Community and to his craft.  We are thankful for all that you have shared with us.  You will be missed at Superior Woodcraft.

Please join us in wishing John Newfield a long and happy retirement.


Best Wishes,

Your Superior Woodcraft Family

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Marc Vetri Chooses BlueStar Range And We Got a Taste

   
Son of Philadelphia and world renowned Chef Marc Vetri doesn’t take food lightly; nor should he.  Having been trained in Bergamo, Mr. Vetri oversees seven Delaware Valley restaurants that capture the essence of the country that taught the world to eat, Italy.

You can imagine the city’s collective excitement when news circulated that a demo kitchen within his flagship restaurant, Vetri was in the works.  The concept was simple.  Create an area for Mr. Vetri to experiment, a mad-scientist’s lab if you will, and make it friendly and inviting.  Naturally, the equipment used in the kitchen had to be of the highest standard, yet pleasing to the eye.  For Philadelphia’s native son, only a BlueStar Range  would do.

Made locally in Reading, BlueStar’s parent company, Prizer-Painter Stoveworks has over 100 years of experience in manufacturing cooking equipment.  Since 2002, the BlueStar line has been a symbol of local craftsmanship and top-level performance.  In conjunction with professional quality, BlueStar pays attention to style and offers 190 different color options and seven different texture options to create limitless possibilities with their appliances to match any kitchen design, large or small.

It’s no surprise that the centerpiece of Vetri’s demokitchen is BlueStar’s 60-inch gas range.  The powerful 23,000 BTU burners are perfect for searing and are certainly worthy of Vetri’s award winning pastas.  Not to be outdone are BlueStar’s ovens.  Two large convection ovens are built into the 60-inch range and both accommodate commercial size baking sheets and feature an infrared broiler that rivals broilers found in the finest steak houses. 

Here at Superior Woodcraft we were treated to an exclusive meal prepared on a BlueStar range by Marc Vetri himself in his newly opened demo kitchen.  A very special thank you to Kieffer’s Appliances and BlueStar for arranging the evening!

For more information on signing up for events held in Vetri’sdemo kitchen, visit their website here:  Vetri Ristorante

And for your appliance needs, check out Kieffer’s Appliances or contact:

Patrice Gelfant, Showroom by Appointment
patrice@kieffers.com
609-743-0730

Kieffer's Appliances
785 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, PA 19446
www.kieffers.com

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Small Business Saturday - Doylestown, Bucks County

   

There are many promoted "days" in America, but there is only one Small Business Saturday.  Forget Black Friday and  Cyber Monday. Today, go out and invest in your own community by shopping at a local small business.  Discover the wonderful treasures in your own back yard and make a difference in your own community.

Small Business is America.  Facts about small business:


  1. There are 28 million small business in the U.S.
  2. Small Business Employs 57% of the American Workforce
  3. 77 million people are the workforce of small business
  4. Small Business creates 13x more patents than large companies
  5. 60-80% of all new jobs come from small business

Your participation will create a positive impact within your community, you'll be making an economic investment in your community.  Best of all the entire family can have fun at the same time.

When you're shopping at local businesses this weekend notice how many local businesses support their community - youth sport programs, local charities, 10k races, town parks/recreation areas and more. Without the support of these local businesses many of the amenities that you enjoy in your town wouldn't exist.

Shop Local Independent Companies, support your community and say thanks to the local business owners for all they do.

Superior Woodcraft salutes and thanks all of its fellow local independent business owners for growing our local economies and keeping America strong.

Find local independent businesses in your area - Local Business Search

Discover Doylestown, Bucks County:

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

Doylestown Shopping & Dinning 

Visit Bucks County 


Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving





At this time of gratitude, we give thanks for our families, friends, our Superior Woodcraft artisans & craftsmen and our clients. At Superior Woodcraft, we especially value our clients and appreciate your confidence in us. 

On behalf of the entire Superior Woodcraft team, we wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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