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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.

Architectural Felonies

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 11/08/2012 12:48PM

One would think that the restoration of a building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places would respect the integrity of the design and the existing materials. Instead, the request for proposals was asking for the original wood double hung windows that span 14 feet tall to be replaced.

Why U.S. Woodworkers Should Support the Lacey Act

By Dana Cole Posted: 10/26/2012 11:07AM

The executive director of the Hardwood Federation presents arguments for preserving the Lacey Act and in the process rebuts a recent guest blogger's call for the controversial legislation to be "fixed."

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