Woodworkers are famously good at arithmetic, but not always so good at making a profit. Why do many woodworkers work so hard for less? Because they love their work, and find many other satisfactions in the job.
Construction jobs spiked in January, explaining strong attendance at the 2014 Builders and KBIS Shows. A Feb. 7 report shows 48,000 jobs were created in residential building last month. These cabinetry, flooring, hardware and millwork items from the show reflect that recovery.
A Consensus Construction Forecast Panel predicts commercial building will rise 5.8% in 2014, led by hotels and retail facilities. The semi-annual forecast from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) predicts 8% growth in 2015.