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Lumber Goes Thermal

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/12/2010 2:00AM

Thermally treated wood is gaining visibility in the U.S. market. More widely known in Europe (it’s used in sauna and steam bath build-outs), the process employs specialized high-temperature kilns and steam to treat either hardwoods or softwoods, making them insect- and water-resistant and weatherproof without chemicals. In the kiln, wood darkens as the process removes organics that can contribute to decay. Some users say this permits certain lighter wood colors to stand in for darker and more expensive species.

Woodworking Software Applications

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/10/2010 2:00AM

Software applications for woodworking systems and supply chains touch designers, retailers, and custom fabricators from large-scale manufacturers of casegoods, to custom commercial  build-outs and furnishings.

Continuous Improvement Drives DeLeers

By Karen Koenig Posted: 08/04/2010 2:00AM

DeLeers Millwork sees the big picture when it comes to driving the company forward. Its investments in technology and process management have helped spur the multi-million dollar Green Bay, WI-based architectural woodwork firm to a new level of success.

Lloyd's Custom Woodwork: Shop-First Approach

Posted: 08/04/2010 2:00AM

Since the day in 2005 when we opened our doors in Concord, CA, Lloyd’s Custom Woodwork Inc. has aimed to become a world-class, full interior woodworking company, while striving to greatly improve upon the speed of the typical construction process.

Radial Bat's Switch to PUR Is a Big Hit

By Karen Koenig Posted: 08/03/2010 2:00AM

Radial Bat scores big with an innovative design and PUR adhesive technology, for improved manufacturing.

Cooking Wood for an Exotic Look

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/03/2010 2:00AM

Several suppliers at the IWF 2010 International Woodworking Fair will be exhibiting products related to thermally treated wood. Basically the systems use specialized kilns to treat either hardwoods or softwoods, making them insect- and water-resistant and weatherproof without the use of chemicals. In the process, wood darkens, allowing certain lighter wood colors to substitute for darker and sometimes more expensive species.

Safety, Space-Saving Keys to Saw Purchases (Sponsored Message)

Posted: 08/01/2010 2:00AM

A Houston-area school district optimizes wood tech sawing and routing options with Safety Speed Cut vertical panel saw and router.

Northway's New Inventory Control System (Sponsored Message)

Posted: 07/23/2010 2:00AM

Northway's New Inventory Control System

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