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Three Trends From 2015 Cabinets & Closet Expo

By Denise Butchko Posted: 05/04/2015 3:26PM

Closet designer Denise Butchko discusses three top trends seen at the 2015 Cabinets & Closets Expo.


Which Wood? How to Select the Right Timber for Your Needs

By Jon Buck Posted: 05/04/2015 2:17PM

When it comes to selecting a timber there are a few key criteria, such as colour and grain, cost, purpose, and environment that should all be borne in mind.


Welterweight Boxers Spar on 36 Plywood Panels from Everlast

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/02/2015 5:09PM

Tonight, two welterweight boxers step onto a rope-ringed canvas covering 36 plywood panels and foam for a $300 million purse. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s bout is the 20th on the boxing ring, made by Everlast.


LEED Puts Little Emphasis on Materials That Last Generation

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 04/29/2015 9:04AM

The design community, manufacturers, and construction processes must consider the life of the building if we are truly going to incorporate sustainability in our industry. More emphasis is placed on material recycling than on perform whether it performs over the long haul.




With Accoya Wood and Sunken Pine We Restored Hundreds of Windows

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 04/27/2015 8:35PM

For the Minnesota State Capitol building, built in 1905, we restored hundreds of windows to their original state using Accoya, a treated wood, for exteriors, and century old pine recovered from a lake to match interiors.


All About White Wood, Sap Wood and Spalted Wood

By Scott Wunder Posted: 04/27/2015 8:12PM

A question I get about white woods is, “What white woods do you have?” They really are asking, “What species do you have that has a wide enough sap ring to produce white boards?” It starts a discussion about where white woods come from.


No Voodoo: Segmented Platen Machine Set Up Simplified

By Adam West Posted: 04/24/2015 7:52AM

There seems to be a huge amount of voodoo involved in setting up segmented platen sanding machines. Techs and the folks running them just don’t understand the concepts, so they just play with the settings until something looks okay.


Wood You Wear: Prada Glasses in Malabar Ebony and Black Walnut

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/22/2015 3:35PM

The Malabar ebony temples and massive black walnut frames on these Prada Raw sunglasses would be impossibly garish if made of plastic. Wood somehow mitigates the excesses of the design. And the price: a cool $450.


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