Wood Industry Experts: Share Your Best Practice Tips

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/14/2014 2:00PM


Woodworking Network is asking industry experts to share their best practices, tips and techniques for manufacturing furniture, cabinets, architectural woodwork, closets and more. The Red Book Resource Guide for Best Practices is looking for articles for possible inclusion in this annual issue, to be published in April 2014.

Submissions can be presented in a standard article format, anecdotal, Q&A format or as 5-10 bullet points; information should not be brand specific. Companies will be credited for supplying the information, with the web site also provided.

View articles from the 2013 Red Book digital edition.

Included in the Red Book are strategies for optimizing productivity and profitability in the areas of: solid wood machining and lumber selection, panel processing, cutting tool usage, laminating and veneering, sanding and finishing, component selection, hardware usage, assembly, software systems, moisture detection and more.

Articles also are referenced in the weekly Red Book Alerts, along with updates on new products in specific categories. Click here to sign up for the Red Book Alerts or for more information call 847-634-4347.

Tying it all together,  the online Red Book’s searchable database of more than 2,000 manufacturers and exclusive distributors of hundreds of woodworking equipment and supplies. Search by category within the “plant layout” or by typing specific keywords. Specification charts on more than 20 different machinery and supply categories also can be downloaded for quick comparisons.

For more information or to submit an article for consideration, contact kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com, 847-634-4366. The deadline for submissions has been extended to noon Wednesday, March 12.

For advertising information on the Red Book Resource Guide for Best Practices, RedBookOnline.com or Red Book Alert newsletters, call (847) 634-4347.


About the Author

Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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