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How to Create Perfect Bonds on Wood Surfaces

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 01/27/2015 4:41PM

Bernie Bottens discusses the many factors that impact coating and gluing bonds on wood surfaces.


Shopping Seriously for Wood Products - Now It's Personal

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/26/2015 5:37PM

Because we're aging in place and emptying our nest, my wife and I need new furniture, cabinets, and floors. This is what it's like to buy it now.


Youth in Woodworking

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/24/2015 9:00AM

There’s been a fair amount of press lately about how difficult it is to pass the craft of woodworking down to a younger generation. High school woodworking programs are being cut in the interest of saving money, and our high-tech society doesn’t lend itself to crafts like woodworking.


KBIS 2015:The Mayor of Hardware's Top 3 Takeaways

By Richie DeMarco Posted: 01/23/2015 1:17PM

Check out Richie DeMarco's list of the top three trends from KBIS 2015.




Why I Like Working with Poplar

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/23/2015 9:00AM

Of all the hardwoods, I think poplar is the most misunderstood. It has traditionally been used on insignificant internal components of furniture as a secondary wood. A lot of folks get turned off by the green and brown streaks sometimes evident in the wood. But this can be overcome.


Definition of Craftsmanship

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/22/2015 9:00AM

I received a phone call the other day from a gentleman in his 70’s. He went into a lengthy discussion about how technology has replaced craftsmanship. To paraphrase his comments, “When I was working in the shop, we cut to fit. We didn’t need a measuring tape.”


Five Key Trends from KBIS 2015 - It's a Hardware Show

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/22/2015 8:06AM

KBIS, a hotbed of finishes, color, and design trends, also reflects both changing lifestyles, and creative possibilities of functional hardware and LED technologies released in the past two years.


Sawdust Block: Finding Inspiration Outside Woodworking

By Ethan Abramson Posted: 01/21/2015 11:54AM

Sometimes stepping outside your trade leads to your best results. When it’s not necessarily a technique issue and more writer’s block, or saw dust block, I turn to people in other industries to help see me through.


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