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General Tools MMD8P Moisture Meter Is Good on the Outside

By Scott Wunder Posted: 07/21/2014 11:49AM

When the General Tools & Instruments MMD8P moisture meter ($199) showed up to be reviewed, I was excited. I have moisture issues with wood – it seems like it’s always too wet to use and I don’t want to wait.


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.


Digital Printing for Wood Manufacturing: What and When?

By Ron Gilboa Posted: 06/22/2014 8:30AM

Laminate and decorative panel producers are taking a look at digital printing as a change agent in their businesses. It allows for one-off panels and other unique products. How soon should you embrace this technology?


Do You Have a Fatal Flaw in Your Wood Product Design?

By Matt D'Anca Posted: 06/12/2014 7:00AM

Woodworker Matt D'Anca explores product design and shares how a backpack flaw led to woodworking revelation.




How the Bluewater Wood Alliance Manufacturing 'Cluster' Works

By Mike Baker Posted: 06/04/2014 10:42AM

Mike Baker shares the model for The Bluewater Wood Alliance, a cluster of companies in Southwestern Ontario which benefit each other through collaborative projects, networking events, plant tour focus groups, and round table exchanges


Chippendale’s Parametric Ordering System of 1754

By Mick Peters Posted: 05/16/2014 7:39PM

Famed London cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale was clearly a marketing genius. He pushed the state-of-the-art, using what we call today, parametrics.


Call for a U.S. National Wood Industry Academy

By Dean Mattson Posted: 05/08/2014 8:36AM

What if the wood industry launched its own model of classroom education in a cutting edge training center? At the WIC 2014 Wood Industry Conference, award winning educator Dean Mattson challenges suppliers.


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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