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All Hail the Challengers Award Finalists

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/08/2014 10:21AM

I have had the privilege of seeing several of the 20 Challengers Award finalists in action, plus have written articles about many of the others on WoodworkingNetwork.com.


Today’s Trend: My-We-Be Workspaces for Office Furniture

By Karen Koenig Posted: 07/08/2014 9:25AM

I wouldn’t say I’m an introvert, but I do need some quiet time at work. That’s why I was excited this year to see the trending back to a “me” space as opposed to all “we” open-area office environments.


Teak Wood Prices Jump as Myanmar Exports Are Reduced

By Bob Steber Posted: 07/05/2014 2:10PM

Teak wood exports are being restricted as the Myanmar Government transfers operations from a government business to private enterprise. Only 20% of the volume is to be exported compared to last year with prices rising significantly.


Factory Man: How Furniture Exec John Bassett Bested China

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 07/04/2014 10:45AM

Vaughan-Bassett Furniture champion John Bassett III's battle to save hundreds of jobs by taking on China's furniture manufacturers demonstrates the greatness of American business.




Conestoga Wood Specialties Strategy May Work Against It

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/01/2014 8:34AM

Conestoga Wood Specialties owners received a favorable ruling in the Supreme Court, alleviating a threat of punishing fines on the health care front. But it could injure the firm's wood components business in the long run.


China Won Better U.S.Lumber Deals: Stanley Furniture Confessional

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/27/2014 7:54AM

Reshoring wood furniture manufacturing to the United States is challenged by higher lumber pricing. Stanley Furniture, closing its Robbinsville, NC furniture factory, says China's big buyers got better deals on U.S. wood and veneer.


Bailey Dalton: Portrait of a Furniture Maker

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/22/2014 10:00AM

NeoCon 2014 in Chicago witnessed a workspace sea change. Custom interior woodworking managers could hear the business case for how adaptive office furnishings help wring productivity from talented next-generation workers.


Digital Printing for Wood Manufacturing: What and When?

By Ron Gilboa Posted: 06/22/2014 8:30AM

Laminate and decorative panel producers are taking a look at digital printing as a change agent in their businesses. It allows for one-off panels and other unique products. How soon should you embrace this technology?


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