Supply Trends - 2014 Wood Industry Almanac

By Bill Esler & Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 12/03/2013 11:19AM


click image to zoomSchattdecorLights, Action, Feeling: LED, Sliding Doors, Haptic Effect

In lumber, veneer and laminates, technology has lead to a fascination with texture. Reclaimed wood, live-edge panels and lumber, and the pedigree of reclaimed wood have gained ground. Motorized hardware raise and lower cabinets and islands bringing them closer to consumers. Also big: sliding doors — eliminating need for clearance and they are simpler than pocket doors. Shown: Schattdecor hyper-realistic natural wood-look decor paper.
Driving supplies development are technology, performance and productivity. Adhesives, edgeband, veneer, laminates, fasteners, hardware — all must perform well in production, then stand up well under use. But design trends and user demographics also are significant factors, as fashion, style and end-user demographics change requirements for cabinetry and furnishings. Customer concerns over indoor air quality and environmental impact still are outweighed by price and product performance on the factory floor.

Wood & Veneer
Components & Hardware
Sand & Finishing
Cutting & Grinding
Gluing & Materials
Mid-Century Modern Table Legs
Wallbed System Hardware Kit
Secret Passage Door Hardware Kits
Bi-Fold Door Stay Lifts
Sloped-ceiling Clothes Rod Brackets
Textured, Low-Sheen Doors
Quick-acting Wood Adhesive
Barn Door Hardware
High Gloss Acrylic Panels
Single-step high Gloss Finish


About the Author

Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler & Michaelle Bradford

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at or follow him on Google+.

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