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Today’s Trend: My-We-Be Workspaces for Office Furniture

By Karen Koenig Posted: 07/08/2014 9:25AM

I wouldn’t say I’m an introvert, but I do need some quiet time at work. That’s why I was excited this year to see the trending back to a “me” space as opposed to all “we” open-area office environments.


Teak Wood Prices Jump as Myanmar Exports Are Reduced

By Bob Steber Posted: 07/05/2014 2:10PM

Teak wood exports are being restricted as the Myanmar Government transfers operations from a government business to private enterprise. Only 20% of the volume is to be exported compared to last year with prices rising significantly.


Factory Man: How Furniture Exec John Bassett Bested China

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 07/04/2014 10:45AM

Vaughan-Bassett Furniture champion John Bassett III's battle to save hundreds of jobs by taking on China's furniture manufacturers demonstrates the greatness of American business.


Curly Cherry Bar Top Fights Back and Loses

By Scott Wunder Posted: 07/02/2014 3:04PM

I once made a bar top from curly cherry that I thought would only take a few hours to finish, but took me three days instead. My, how time flies when you’re screwing up a good finish.




Conestoga Wood Specialties Strategy May Work Against It

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/01/2014 8:34AM

Conestoga Wood Specialties owners received a favorable ruling in the Supreme Court, alleviating a threat of punishing fines on the health care front. But it could injure the firm's wood components business in the long run.


Mistakes That Make Us Woodworkers: Bad Glue-ups Bond Craftsmen

By Ethan Abramson Posted: 06/27/2014 9:16AM

Woodworkers strive for perfection, but they bond over mistakes. A look at how stories of miscuts, bad templates and showing screws bond a community.


China Won Better U.S.Lumber Deals: Stanley Furniture Confessional

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/27/2014 7:54AM

Reshoring wood furniture manufacturing to the United States is challenged by higher lumber pricing. Stanley Furniture, closing its Robbinsville, NC furniture factory, says China's big buyers got better deals on U.S. wood and veneer.


WoodshopTampa Kickstarter Funding Campaign Didn't Work

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/24/2014 10:00PM

o open a woodshop for the public, Bill McCreary planned to raise $250,000. His goal was to find a space and fill it with saws, power tools, laser cutter, workbenches and other shop basics, then charge the public a membership fee to use it.


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