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Design Reality Show Exposes Challenges of Custom Furniture Design

By Denise Butchko | Updated: March 3, 2015 - 9:23 AM

Most consumers have no awareness of what is involved in the conception, designing, engineering and building of custom furniture. Ellen's Design Challenge reality show exposed the intricacies of custom furniture and cabinet design.

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MBVC's Shades of Grey - Vtec Cerused Oak

By Dan Meyerson | Updated: February 27, 2015 - 2:39 PM

It's true - we are finishing the Valentine's month joining the promotion of "everything is Grey," and it's not just about the movie, but design trends have also been on a "grey" theme for some time.


Good Design Leads To A Good Career

By Denise Butchko | Updated: February 27, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Designer Denise Butchko gave a presentation at Lanham, MD-based Closet America, emphasizing how design is driving growth in the industry and the variety of opportunities available.


Is Wood Part of the Ecosystem?

By Chuck Ray | Updated: February 25, 2015 - 10:08 PM

So many academic forestry programs have transformed themselves into "ecosystems" programs over the last decade or so that some say this new definition of "those who study the forest" is too broad for potential employers to evaluate. But is really is a matter of perspective.


Franklin Prosensor 710: Finds Studs & Joists Without all the Noise

By Bernie Bottens | Updated: February 24, 2015 - 8:42 PM

Cabinetmakers often find themselves searching for pesky joints and studs while up a ladder. My state of affairs was worse because my stud finder was driving me nuts. I needed to find a tool that would allow me to regain my faith in electronic stud finder technology.

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Homeland Security Furniture: $148 Million Spending Spree?

By Karen Koenig | Updated: February 24, 2015 - 4:09 PM

The Department of Homeland Security should be sitting pretty comfortably these days. Between fiscal year 2010 and 2014, the DHS spent approximately $148 million on office furniture and makeovers.

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