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KCMA’s wood coating standard: unvarnished truth

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/20/2011 12:00AM

In my blog, Calculating Wood Coating Thickness, I stated, “The KCMA standard for dry mil thickness is 3 – 5 dry mils.” I have spoken that little sentence more times than I care to count. But now I suspect that I have mindlessly misstated that sentence for years. It may not be factual and one of my readers finally spoke up and called my bluff.


Smaller Woodworking Firms Are Thinking Big

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/19/2011 12:00AM

Lean wood manufacturing in a small production setting? Producing to architectural standards that the biggest firms use? Relying on metrics to analyze your woodworking performance? Just because a business is small in size doesn't mean its small in stature.


Every Dog Needs a Pantry...

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 05/18/2011 3:02PM

Home storage solutions now include custom organizing systems for man's best friend.


Fast-Turn Wood Projects Call for Upcharges

By Rick Hill Posted: 05/18/2011 12:00AM

Nip demands for quicker turnaround of custom woodworking projects in the bud by quoting upcharges for faster service.




The Workplace of the Future

By Karen Koenig Posted: 05/17/2011 12:00AM

What will tomorrow’s office space look like? Here are a few predictions.


Wood Products Manufacturing Can Return to U.S. Soil if...

By Rich Christianson Posted: 05/15/2011 12:00AM

U.S. wood product manufacturers, who have closed domestic plants in favor of outsourcing products from China and elsewhere, have the potential to bring some of that production back stateside if they are willing to change their mindset. 


More on pre-cat and post-cat wood coatings

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/13/2011 12:00AM

For the last couple of weeks I’ve talked about pre-cat and post-cat wood coatings, discussing the impact of each coating on your finishing process as well as marketing program.


World's Largest Wood Structure Opens

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/12/2011 12:00AM

A wood canopy of six giant  "parasols" has been erected in Seville, Spain. Designed by Berlin architect J. Mayer H., and built of 3,400 wooden parts, it is over 90 feet tall and almost 500 feet long.


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