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Nick Lieurance Online Editor

Nick Lieurance
Online Editor

If you’ve been following Popular Woodworking’s Facebook page over the past week, you’ve probably seen some of my posts and wondered who this Nick guy is. I joined the company in November of 2014, and an introduction is overdue.

I’ve been a cabinetmaker since 2003, and in the last 12 years, I’ve worked with architectural millwork, cabinets, countertops, laminate, veneer and a lot of other wood products.

I started in a high-end residential woodworking shop, where I learned to use traditional hand tools, build custom cabinets and furniture, and make my own cutlists and shop drawings.

As CNC machines began to take over most of the work usually done by hand, I learned to program and operate these machines. After about five years in the trade, I transitioned into the role of drafter and engineer. I’ve designed as much as I’ve built, and probably more.

I left the cabinet industry after two years as a production manager, where I was in charge of a team of woodworkers and carpenters.

As the course manager for Popular Woodworking University (our online education platform), I’ll be doing a lot of the same things I used to do in the cabinet shop: providing plans, education and information to woodworkers.

I’ll be presenting a live webinar on January 28, “Designing Kitchen Cabinets: Planning Tools and Resources.” Please join me if you can, and visit to see the new online courses I’ve been working on.

You can see some of my previous work at,, and

I’d love to answer your questions about our online courses (or get your suggestions for new courses); you can reach me at, or click on my name below.

—Nick Lieurance

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  • Simon the Welshman

    Hi Nick! It’s good to put a face to a name and learn a bit about you. There’s some good looking kitchens on those links to your previous work, complete with dazzling granite countertops. I had a kitchen fitting background before I started making my own cabinets for clients. I underpriced quite a few jobs before I got the measure of what people were prepared to pay for hand made bespoke stuff. I must say however, in those early days, my lovely Elu biscuit jointer got a good run for it’s money and I still believe it’s the best tool for kitchen carcass unit jointing. I’ll email you soon to knock a few ideas around. Looking forwards to working with you. Simon J.(Artisan Media)

  • Megan Fitzpatrick

    I think comments are enabled now…if I read this correctly.

    I’ll make sure our web master sees your comment re the new window (I know there have been some updates going on behind the scenes on this front.)

  • gumpbelly


    I made an observation on the other new guy, but am unsure who to credit, or thank. I don’t know what is at play, but sometimes when you direct your browser to a website via a link within a page you are already on, that site will NOT let you go when you want to leave. Single click of the back button, double click, even going to your fav’s and trying to select another web page to go to, or actually escape from the page you had linked to. Today looking at both of your posts I see that clicking one of your links will open that page in a new window, which is, and always has been my preference. So for that, thanks to someone. Automatically makes this blog better. Now if you would be so kind as to share that magic with Chris, and Megan.

    Now if your new co-worker would just enable his comments section……………..Unless of course he always wants to be the last word on the subject 🙂

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