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It's Only a Paper Floor, But You'd Believe It's Real -Wood Planks

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/23/2014 7:05AM

Fake wood laminate flooring - a trompe l'oeil using decoupage faux bois - reflects the level of skill that one crafty consumer has attained. Builder's paper, Minwax and upholstery tacks create the effect.


Looking Back, Living in a Wooden Future

By Chuck Ray Posted: 04/19/2014 1:38PM

The lodge has an interesting architectural feature called a reciprocal frame roof created by overlapping three or more members supported initially by a center pole, which is then removed after the overlapped rafters are tied together at the top.


Finish Carpentry and the Pursuit of Excellence

Manny Neves & Anderson Hines | Posted: 04/19/2014 12:38PM

Woodworking is all about challenging your skills, one project at a time. Our latest renovation surely did just that.


What's on the Mind of the Woodworker? Job Satisfaction

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/19/2014 12:14PM

Woodworkers are famously good at arithmetic, but not always so good at making a profit. Why do many woodworkers work so hard for less? Because they love their work, and find many other satisfactions in the job.




How to Turn New Wood into Antique Beams

By Scott Wunder Posted: 04/16/2014 9:32PM

If you are looking for a way to work out your frustration on reclaimed wood, then boy do I have a job for you!


Historic Event at 2014 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo

By Jeff Klein Posted: 04/16/2014 9:36AM

The 2014 Cabinets & Closets Conference leaves past ACSP president Jeff Klein, speechless...but in a good way as he received the closet association's Pioneer Award.


Why Horses Hate One of Our Favorite Woods - Black Walnut

By Daniel Cassens and Christina Wilson Posted: 04/13/2014 6:20PM

From the horses’ viewpoint, bedding down on walnut shavings or sawdust could literally result in death.


Building a 'Made in Canada' Furniture Business

By Dana Fromunda Posted: 04/13/2014 5:15PM

In times when many Canadian furniture companies are looking to find new opportunities to sell and market their existing products and when others are thinking about closing their doors, selling their businesses or starting something outside furniture manufacturing, Ruff Swan is blooming and booming.


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