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Kudos for Wood Education Winners

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/19/2012 4:11PM

Kudos to Powermatic and The Furniture Society for funding student scholarships, and hope for Brooklyn Tech to keep students in hands-on wood training.

Woodwork Bids Could Flow as Feds Convert Homes to Rentals

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/10/2012 4:00PM

Cabinet shops, closets remodelers and woodworkers could find work as FHFA sells 2,490 foreclosed homes as rental housing, a test program in six hard-hit cities. A list is included.

Mildew Resistance in Wood Coatings

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/08/2012 10:00AM

Wood coatings with mildew resistant additives are becoming increasingly popular within the industry and present many advantages, particularly in exterior architectural use.

Reclaimed Homes: Recycling U.S. Housing Stock

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/05/2012 4:02PM

Over 300,000 U.S. homes meet the wrecking ball annually, part of construction waste that accounting for 40 percent of the U.S. landfill by volume. Now a movement is on to reclaim homes, for profit.

Does The Lorax Still Speak for the Trees?

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/04/2012 6:14PM

Will wood products industries get a black eye as Truffula tree woodlands are decimated in Universal Pictures movie The Lorax? A lone truffula seed could save the movie forests, while a billion-tree Amazon program is promoted - though not funded - by movie sponsors.

Antimicrobial Cabinet Hardware

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/01/2012 8:21AM

Antimicrobial is the latest buzz word in the cabinet hardware industry, so if you haven't heard about it yet, I thought I'd share a few tips on the new hardware and mildew resistant coatings.

TigerStop Donates Equipment to WoodLINKS High School

By Rich Christianson Posted: 02/23/2012 6:44PM

VANCOUVER, WA - TigerStop LLC demonstrated its support for WoodLINKS USA by donating a SawGear unit to Kelso High School, Kelso, WA.

Tain't No Boardwalk Without Boards

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/22/2012 8:26PM

Wood from the boardwalk in Coney Island may be ripped out and replaced with plastic fake lumber. File this under "What is this world coming to?"

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