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Top Furniture Trends of 2012

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/20/2012 11:42AM

It was with great interest that I read recently Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s naming of the top furniture trends of 2012.


More Signs of Optimism in the Woodworking Arena

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/13/2012 12:49PM

An NKBA survey of approximately 150 kitchen and bath dealers found optimism is high for first quarter 2012.


China’s Loss in Trade Appeal a Boon for U.S. Businesses

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/06/2012 11:09AM

The latest ruling by the World Trade Organization appeals panel against China for deliberately limiting its exports of raw materials for the steel and chemicals industries could have a far reaching impact on the rest of our nation’s imports, particularly for those in the woodworking industry.


Automated Home Living

By Karen Koenig Posted: 01/30/2012 11:07AM

I wonder if the team of Hanna-Barbera ever thought of themselves as visionaries. In the more than 50 years since the creation of the Jetsons, a space-age family living in a high-tech electronics world, much of what they envisioned home and work life to be in that futuristic, space-age world, has actually become a reality.




No Whining Over Ignorance of CARB

By Karen Koenig Posted: 01/23/2012 1:48PM

I frankly have no sympathy for the California storeowner who claims he was completely ignorant of the CARB Rule until one month before it took effect.


Working in an Office Fishbowl

By Karen Koenig Posted: 01/16/2012 12:35PM

Don’t get me wrong I am not against open-plan work environments or even partial cubicles. But the trend toward glass-walled offices and meeting rooms has got to go.


The DaVinci Fake Furniture Scandal Saga Continues

By Karen Koenig Posted: 01/09/2012 1:21PM

The latest charges of corruption and extortion to hit Chinese residential furniture manufacturer DaVinci Furniture come straight out of a made-for-TV movie.


Biomass Reform Needed in Britain: Sound Familiar?

By Karen Koenig Posted: 12/19/2011 1:58PM

UK woodworkers are up in arms over the British government’s subsidizing of the use of virgin wood for biomass. Sounds familiar?


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