22 March 2007

Custom wooden windows by robot

Custom window restoration for Amy Tan, Presidio Heights (courtesy of Wooden Window)

The 16 March issue of the San Francisco Business Times is carrying the story “Historic window builder goes high tech,” about Oakland-based Wooden Window.

The company has just installed a Computer Numerical Control robot wielding 33 woodworking tools. It can now manufacture high-precision custom windows and doors in record time.

Refurbishing eight doors for a Presidio Heights home would have taken a two-man crew three days. The new machine did the job in a few hours, making possible same-day removal, alteration, and re-installation.

Wooden Windows has restored windows at the Mission Library in San Francisco, the Alameda County courthouse, the Bentley School, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, and Hamilton Field. Recent jobs include the home of writer Amy Tan and the chancellor’s residence at the University of California, Berkeley.


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