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SFI-Certified Wood Sets Stage for President Obama's Inauguration

By Kathy Abusow Posted: 01/18/2013 11:56AM

Sierra Pacific Industries, a family-owned company and the second-largest producer of lumber in the United States, provided the lumber for the inaugural platform from facilities in Washington state that are third-party certified to SFI’s standard.


Great Designs in Wood - The Kamppi Chapel of Silence

By Chuck Ray Posted: 01/16/2013 12:27PM

When it comes to unusual, and creative, uses of wood, you have to hand it to the Finns. It seems that their culture causes their mental juices to flow naturally to wood as a first solution for just about everything you can think of...and some that you never would. Such as a chapel of... silence.


Most Promising Wood Industry Story of 2012

By Chuck Ray Posted: 01/10/2013 12:56PM

Time magazine chose the "Great Housing Rebound of 2012" but I vote for the rising support for "forest restoration" and specifically, the story of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative in northern Arizona.


Lumber Grading: Same in China and the U.S.

By Mark Barford, CAE, Executive Director, NHLA Posted: 12/12/2012 2:10PM

It is remarkable to see a shipment of North American lumber arrive in China with an invoice specifying FAS or 1 common grade lumber and know that definition means the same thing on both continents.




Whirlwind Table Saw Safety Device: How It Works

By Dave Butler, Whirlwind Tools Posted: 12/03/2012 11:06AM

Here's what inspired the Whirlwind table saw safety device. A fixed-in-place blade guard or blade enclosure is the absolute key feature.


Cashing in on Woodworking Plans

By Russ Whitney Posted: 11/14/2012 1:32PM

Any woodworker who builds custom projects is a designer and any designer can create a woodworking plan.


MasterBrand Finds Renewed Kitchen Remodeling Interest

By Joel Culp Posted: 11/10/2012 10:42AM

Americans are renewing their interest in kitchen remodeling, spurring new design trends for spaces that look great and also function well, says Kitchen Remodeler’s Public Opinion Survey by MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.


Global Hardwood Plywood Trade Must Be Fair

By Roger Rutan Posted: 11/09/2012 11:45AM

It is the opinion of the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood that imports from China are sold in the United States at below market prices and are subsidized by the government of China.


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