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A Year in Review – Our 7 Favorite Tables of 2020

To say we’re grateful is an understatement. Thanks to our wonderful customers, we have been able to continue our tradition of design and craftsmanship under extraordinary circumstances. Our talented crew completed 372 separate pieces of furniture. Here are a few standouts 7. Wire Masters The unexpected arrival of COVID-19 put sanitation on...

Our Top 9 Tables of 2019 – A Year in Review

We designed and built a lot of beautiful and functional tables in 2019. Our talented crew of designers, builders, and project managers expertly guided all projects through the design phase, construction, final touches, and into many different office spaces. In no particular order: 9. Cool Springs We’re experts at mixed materials....

Q & A with Paul Downs

Paul had the oppurtunity to be interviewed by consultant Paul Axtell about his new book Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business. Below is a brief excerpt on Paul Axtell’s Designing Conversations That Work Axtell: Paul, you wrote: “You can’t understand a boss without knowing what he goes home to.” Please share more of your...

Paul Downs Vintage Blog – “Should I Give My Emp...

[box title=”A Vintage Blog” style=”1″] For many years, Paul wrote a blog for the New York Times about business life. Those postings eventually became the book, Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business. Paul’s book is available at your favorite local bookseller or on Amazon.com. [/box]   Should I Give My Employees a...

Vintage Blog – Do I Push Aside Existing Customers to ...

Enjoy this Vintage Blog from Paul’s contributions to the New York Times’ You’re the Boss Series. Do I Push Aside Existing Customers to Take a Big Order? By  PAUL DOWNS  September 17, 2010 7:00 AM Thanks for all of the comments on my recent post about my three problems. I reviewed the first problem on Monday,...

Paul Downs’ 30th Anniversary Party

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 30th Anniversary Party last Wednesday. Special thanks to the Montgomery County Development Corporation for their amazing support and hands-on help the day of the event. The Philadelphia Chapter of the IFDA (International Furnishings Design Association) was crucial in helping us fill our studio and office...

Paul Downs Vintage Blog – Does Higher Pay Make People...

For many years, Paul wrote a blog for the New York Times about business life. Those postings eventually became the book, Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business. Paul’s book is available at your favorite local bookseller or on Amazon.com. Enjoy this Vintage Blog from Paul’s contributions to the New York Times’ You’re...

Vintage Blog – “The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ev...

For many years, Paul wrote a blog for the New York Times about business life. Those postings eventually became the book, Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business. Paul’s book, Boss Life, is available now at your favorite bookstores and on Amazon.com The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done (in My Business Life) MAY 28, 2010 9:56...

Vintage Blog – My Five Stages of Accepting Advice

Here’s a classic post from Paul Downs‘ contributions to the New York Times’ You’re the Boss blog. My Five Stages of Accepting Advice By PAUL DOWNS JANUARY 13, 2011  Thanks to the many who congratulated me on my post about keeping my shop going for 25 years. And then there was this comment, from Josh...

Paul Downs Celebrates 30th Anniversary!

For the past three decades, Paul Downs Cabinetmakers has been at the forefront of American Craftsmanship and Innovation in the furniture manufacturing and design industries. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Paul Downs Cabinetmakers and we are ready to celebrate! We couldn’t have done it without you! We sincerely appreciate your loyalty...