Walking Walnut Table, Conestoga's Obamacare Battle Are Top Videos

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 12/18/2013 11:50AM

 

If a woodworking picture is worth a thousand words, then a woodworking video is worth a thousand pictures. Even if that logic does not hold up, there is no denying that the vvideo channels on WoodworkingNetwork.com have become increasingly important sources of information and entertainment for woodworking professionals as attested by the tens of thousands of clicks on the Top 25 videos of 2013.

On the entertainment side of the spectrum, woodworkers viewed videos of novelties like the top ranked walking walnut table, tours of cool closets and a $5 million underground garage, and the making of the extraordinary Exbury Egg, a floating plywood laborartory designed by an English artist.

On the information side, we begin with interviews featuring Anthony Hahn of Conestoga Wood Specialties, which fought against the Obamacare requirement to provide insurance that covers contraception and with Bill Barton, CEO of California Closets on marketinng and sales lead generation. The Top 25 also includes several "how-to" videos and product demonstrations from North America's largest woodworking shows of the year: AWFS Fair in Las Vegas and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo in Toronto.

Following is the full list of Top 25 Videos of 2013, ranked from one to 25 based on viewership.

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Walnut Table that Appears to Walk
By Sean Lechowicz | Posted: August 29, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Dutch designer Wouter Scheublin has designed a table that looks like it can walk.

 

Conestoga Wood's Hahn Makes Case for Legal Exemption
By Bill Esler | Posted: September 29, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Conestoga Wood Specialties Anthony Hahn explains how the Hahn family sees its Mennonite religious convictions are at odds with certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

  Accuride at AWFS 2013
Posted: July 24, 2013 - 9:00 AM
Accuride's Calvin Luce shares new products, new technology, and creative application solutions that showcase some of the most unique slide products in the industry.
  Robohand Invention Helps Carpenter Resume Career
By Rich Christianson | Posted: August 6, 2013 - 12:47 PM
South African carpenter Richard Van As, who lost four fingers in a saw injury, worked with a Washington state designer and 3D printing to contruct the Robohand.
  How Real Carriage Door Co. Crafts Its Carriage Doors
By Bill Esler | Posted: September 29, 2013 - 9:32 PM
How Real Carriage Door Company crafts outswing carriage garage doors and manufactures barn door hardware. The Gig Harbor, WA door company specializes in swing-out wood doors, sliding garage doors, bi-folding garage doors, and sliding barn door hardware and kits.
  Jimmy Choo Founder Shows Off Closet
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: October 23, 2013 - 11:14 AM
Tamara Mellon, co-founder of Jimmy Choo, gives a tour of her walk-in closet, highlighting her extensive shelving for shoe storage.
  $100,000 Luxury Closet Features Hanging Boots
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: September 30, 2013 - 11:02 AM
This $100,000 luxury walk-in closet designed by Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design, features storage for over 100 purses, 150 shoes and separate hanging areas for boots.
  How to Sand White Wood
By Sean Lechowicz | Posted: June 12, 2013 - 4:03 PM
Chemcraft, a coating company, shows you how to sand white wood.
  California Closets CEO Bill Barton Talks Marketing
By Bill Esler | Posted: September 1, 2013 - 9:53 AM
California Closets CEO Bill Barton talks about the impact marketing agency iSearchMedia has had on the home storage franchise business lead generation.
  HGTV Tours $5 Million Underground Garage
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: June 12, 2013 - 11:56 AM
Carter Oosterhouse host of HGTV's "Million Dollar Rooms" takes a tour of a $5 million garage with an underground car lift.
  Komo at AWFS 2013
Posted: July 25, 2013 - 9:00 AM
Las Vegas Convention Center, AWFS 2013. Jared Patchin speaks with Komo's Jeff Erickson.
  Richelieu Presents New Products at WMS 2013
Posted: October 23, 2013 - 1:55 PM
Richelieu Marketing Director Louis Brun presents some of the latest products and solutions introduced by Richelieu at the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2013).
  LaserTech Floorplans Capture 3D Fly-through of Home Interiors
By Bill Esler | Posted: September 19, 2013 - 4:57 PM
3D Laser Scanning is a non-contact form of measurement and documentation using a high speed laser. The laser reflects off visible objects and returns with a measurement.
  What are Sawn Lumber Cuts: Rift Cut, Plane Cut, Quarter Sawn
Posted: May 25, 2013 - 1:23 PM
In sawn lumber, what are the differences in yield between rift cut, plain cut, and quarter sawn? This illustrated video from Advantage Trim & Lumber explains it well.
  Felder at AWFS 2013
Posted: July 26, 2013 - 10:25 AM
Machine building and metal working have a long standing tradition in the Felder family.
  How to Replace a Single Floor Board
Posted: April 1, 2013 - 8:48 PM
A superhero woodworker drops in to show the proper way to repair a broken board on gym floor before it is sanded.
  Factory Tour Navy Island Plywood
Posted: June 12, 2013 - 8:08 PM
In 1983 at the age of 16, Jeff Stone began making furniture for friends and family out of his father's garage. By the time he had graduated from high school, several of his friends had joined him as he began refinishing antique furniture for the local community.
  How To Convert Carpeted Stairs With Oak Overlay Panels
By Bill Esler | Posted: October 16, 2013 - 9:29 AM
How to replace stair treads on a closed or wall-to-wall carpeted stairway with oak overlay treads and risers using Young Manufacturing's RetroTread.
  Thos. Moser Cabinetmaker Builds Rocker
Posted: June 19, 2013 - 3:38 PM
Cabinetmaker Brenda Swett builds a Thos. Moser New Gloucester Rocker.
  Musicwood: Taylor, Martin, Gibson Guitar Search for Sitka Spruce
By Bill Esler | Posted: November 3, 2013 - 12:00 PM
In Musicwood, Bob Taylor (Taylor Guitars), Chris Martin (Martin Guitars), and Dave Berryman of Gibson Guitars drop competitive differences and negotiate with Native Americans to save centuries old Sitka Spruce.
  Uniboard Unveils Woodprint at WMS 2013
Posted: October 23, 2013 - 1:55 PM
Don Raymond, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Uniboard, discusses the company's exciting new Woodprint, the first synchronized textured thermofused laminate panels introduced at the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo in Toronto.
  Production Cabinetry New Construction Installation How To
By Bill Esler | Posted: December 4, 2013 - 8:22 PM
Detailed production cabinetry installation video, 41 minutes long, shows setting island, drilling holes for handles, miter cutting crown molding, and air powered pinning of moulding and trim, created by Bill Connelly.
  Hafele at AWFS 2013
Posted: July 24, 2013 - 9:00 AM
Hafele's Scott Markwood talks about the company's Loox 2 LED cabinet lighting system along with its other cabinet, sliding door and furniture hardware items on display at AWFS Fair.
  How to Assemble Expanding Barnwood Round Table
Posted: April 28, 2013 - 7:28 PM
Western Heritage Furniture's latest creation is an expanding round table built for Connie Sondeno in Wyoming.
  Making of the Extraordinary Exbury Egg
By Rich Christianson | Posted: July 9, 2013 - 8:03 PM
The Exbury Egg, is both work of art and working laboratory, the brainchild of English artist Stephen Turner.

 

About the Author

Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com

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