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Selling Al Capone's Gnarled Wood & Tree Root Chairs

By Bill Esler | Updated: April 18, 2015 - 11:32 AM

A pair of gnarled wood and tree root chairs from Al Capone's northern Wisconsin hideout is among items by be auctioned by Wright Chicago auctioneers, in conjunction with Blackman Cruz, a Los Angeles dealer.

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Design-driven Woodworking Business, Enabled by Technology

By Bill Esler | Updated: April 17, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Closets companies and custom woodworkers who let their designs lead their marketing efforts will be the most successful. But, we learned at Cabinets & Closets 2015, you have to automate the production side.


Wood Industry 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Sepp Gmeiner and Georg Frey, Lignum Consulting | Updated: April 17, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Industry 4.0 will be the buzz at LIGNA 2015, drawn from European wood manufacturing and other industries. It is based on high-tech strategy of the German government to promote computerization on a much larger scale than is currently used.


Game of Thrones Furniture Trends from Westeros to Houzz

By Bill Esler | Updated: April 16, 2015 - 5:54 AM

Game of Thrones furniture designs could be trendsetters, though everything about it runs counter to current tastes. The baroque pieces, stained dark, suggest in Westeros there lived a vast class of turners, carvers and joiners well trained in classic carpentry.


Automating Your Cut List Is Surprisingly Easy

By Ethan Abramson | Updated: April 14, 2015 - 2:47 AM

With CutList Plus Express you figure out the pieces you need, add dimensions, type of material, and you get easily readable, professional looking, and completely accurate cut and material list. On a kitchen project it saved me a good half hour of work.


Should You Pay to Advertise on Houzz?

By Denise Butchko | Updated: April 7, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Should you pay to advertise on Houzz - yay or nay?

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