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Housing Crisis: The Fix Is In

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/18/2012 4:04PM

The supply of homes is slowly getting in balance, with many vacant homes are going to investors, and cities convert condos to low-cost rentals. Progress sparks hope among cabinetry, closets, flooring and millwork firms.


U.S. Wood Pellet Exports Double in 2013 Due to European Demands

Posted: 05/22/2014 3:05PM

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s new “Today in Energy” brief looks at the big jump in U.S. exports of wood pellets, with the vast majority of shipments going to the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Italy.


Demand for Cabinets Heading to $16 Billion in 2018

By Alex Keown Posted: 05/20/2014 12:11PM

The demand for kitchen cabinets will increase 6.6% annually to $16 billion by 2018 primarily due to the rebound in the U.S. housing market. Another key factor is consumer demand for more storage space.


Architecture Billings Index Mired in Slowdown During March 2014

Posted: 04/28/2014 6:52AM

Architectural woodworkers will see their work mirrored in the Architcture Billings Index. The leading index of commercial construction fell, with Northeast and Midwest seeing steepest drop in demand for design services.




Laminate Industry Largest User of Melamine Formaldehyde

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/22/2014 11:12PM

The laminate industry, followed by adhesives, are the two largest consumers of melamine formaldehyde, says Transparency Market Research. Global demand should reach $20.62 billion by 2019.


What's on the Mind of the Woodworker? Job Satisfaction

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/19/2014 12:14PM

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.


Forestry Facts: The Forest Products Industry

Posted: 03/05/2014 10:22AM

Forestry Facts: The Forest Products Industry. Facts and figures courtesy of the American Forest & Paper Association.


Briefing: Kitchen Design by the Numbers

Posted: 03/05/2014 10:22AM

Briefing: Kitchen Design by the Numbers


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