Rich Christianson applies the time-honored journalism skills he first honed as a Chicago-area newspaper reporter to write case studies and feature articles about woodworking technology and design. Rich has a great grasp of the processes required to write audience-engaging articles from researching and interviewing through writing and final editing. In addition to the hundreds of features he wrote during his three decades with Woodworking Network and its forbearers, Rich has contributed feature articles to FDMC, Surface & Panel, Woodshop News and an host of industry suppliers.

Client: Surface & Panel magazine
Title: New Looks in Metal Laminates
Abstract: Metal laminates occupy a unique place in the decorative high-pressure laminate family. Unlike their heavy-duty brethren that are engineered to withstand the daily wear and tear subjected to kitchen countertops and other work surfaces, metal laminates, though durable, are neither scratch resistant nor fingerprint proof. Their physical limitations aside, the beauty of metal laminates is their uncanny ability to create a wide spectrum of mood-setting visual effects. Read the story.