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From the 'what will they come up with next' file

By Matthew Warnock Posted: 12/17/2008 12:00AM

I know I have this problem at home when I’m assembling something or doing a simple home repair, maybe I’m tightening a bolt on a piece of RTA furniture, and I’m not sure how tight is too tight and how tight is just tight enough, so a lot of times I end up going maybe a little too far. Most of the time this doesn’t end up damaging whatever I’m working on, but sometimes it might split the board.

The alpha material

By Margaret Fisher Posted: 12/17/2008 12:00AM

The people who cry, ‘No timber harvesting’ are the same people who enjoy the benefits of using toilet paper every day. Let’s correct their misconceptions — one person at a time, if need be.

A New Use for Wood

By Matthew Warnock Posted: 12/12/2008 12:00AM

The other day, this article from The Chattanoogan popped up in my Google Alerts. It has to do with carbon sequestration, the storage of carbon dioxide in a solid material through biological or physical processes. This is one of the ever-increasing number of environmentally friendly options available to businesses and individuals seeking to reduce their impact on the planet.

The Move to MainStreetUSA.com

By Jess Wangsness Posted: 12/05/2008 11:21AM

This week, we wonder how custom storage companies leverage their brands online.

Fighter Brands: A Recession Solution?

By Mike Wilson Posted: 12/03/2008 12:00AM

Slashing prices could allow you to sell more cabinets (or furniture, or whatever your shop produces), and though your profit margins fall, volume could make up some of the ground lost during the recession.

Hanging Closet of History

By Jess Wangsness Posted: 11/26/2008 11:29AM

With the holiday season upon us, would a colonial closet tax impact consumer behavior?

New frontiers in technology

By Matthew Warnock Posted: 11/21/2008 12:00AM

Recently, I saw a video online about a new piece of technology that made me wonder at the possibilities that might suddenly be available if this were to come to the woodworking industry. What was it that I saw? A robot.

Tracing high risk timber

By Mike Wilson Posted: 11/18/2008 12:00AM

Characters such as the “Ramin King,” mob violence and men who claim to make more money trafficking timber than smuggling drugs populate this The New Yorker magazine story by Raffi Khatchadourian titled "The Stolen Forests."

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