Walnut and Pine Tables Turn Blue, Walk - Topping Week's Reports

By Bill Esler | Posted: 09/04/2013 10:00PM


California Closets garage with textured sliding doorCalifornia Closets marketing mastery brings creative communications to bear on delivering localized leads and sales growth for its franchisees. Much of the credit goes to their agency, iSearchMedia, Inc., featured in one of the most-viewed stories this week. See Why California Closets’ Magic Works   Custom woodworking projects -  a walking walnut table, a  pine table from blue beetle killed pine - were the wood industry's most viewed reports this week.

Along with the tables is a growing portfolio of some of the best custom woodworking produced in the country, including an urban wood chair as entries flow into the 2013 Design Portfolio competition. Sponsored by Custom Woodworking Business, entries in this competition are accepted until the end of October.

Our team of judges will then select winners in seven categories, and the winners will be published in the December 2013 Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio publication - including a ballot for a "People's Choice" award - that winner announced in the January 2014 edition of CWB.

Maple award plaques will be presented to winners April 9 at the Cabinet & Closets Conference & Expo 2014, being held at the Garden State Convention Center in Sommerset, NJ.

Also topping viewership: Why California's Air Resource Board Formaldehyde Rule should by the law of the land in the U.S.

Here are the wood industry's most viewed reports from the past week:

Video: Walnut Table that Appears to Walk
Posted by Sean Lechowicz | Posted: August 29, 2013 - 10:55 AM
Dutch designer Wouter Scheublin has built a table that looks as though it is walking, using bolts and pivots that allow the legs to swing into motion when the table is pushed.


Exotic Car Garage Garages: Exotic Cars Get Revved-up Homes
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: September 3, 2013 - 11:53 AM
Luxury garages, man-caves, take on a new look with the Exotic Car Garages at the Villas of Breighton, part of the New Jersey Motorsports Park


Aging Cabinet Hardware Like a Man
By Scott Wunder Posted: 08/27/2013 1:20PM

Rusty metal is a very desirable finish in these days of worn, industrial, antique, distressed furniture. I have developed a technique for burning and finishing metal hardware to make it look very old.

Cabinets and Closets Expo, Corbin Clay, Azure Furniture Azure Furniture's Corbin Clay Opens Pop-up Store
Corbin Clay has a new venture: a pop-up store opening in the downtown Denver mall Sept. 13-15, at which the Azure Furniture team will build pine-beetle furniture on site for retail sale. Festool will help sponsor the project.
CARB Formaldehyde Rule Should Be Law of the Land
By Tom Julia | Posted: September 2, 2013 - 2:56 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should cut to the chase and adopt the CARB formaldehyde rule as the national standard.


Ashley Furniture, Ethan Allen Lose in Dumping Claim
By Sean Lechowicz | Posted: August 29, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Ethan Allen Furniture and Ashley Furniture find no success in decade old Chinese anti-dumping case.


Studio Becker cabinetryCabinetry and Millwork Deal for 206-unit High Rise Condos
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 28, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Custom woodwork and closets firm Studio Becker has been chosen to provide the kitchen, bath, and wardrobe cabinetry for a 206-unit luxury condominium in Hawaii. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is among the owners


A Green Woodworker Urban Wood Rocks Design Competition
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: August 29, 2013 - 3:30 PM

An urban wood rocker from A Green Woodworker was the first entry in the 21st Design Portfolio Awards.


Why California Closets’ Magic Works
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 28, 2013 - 4:23 AM

California Closets, the largest custom home storage and closet franchise, grew even during the downturn. Its secret? Innovative marketing, and imaginative home interior product design.


Consolidation's Impact on the Construction Industry
By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 08/20/2013 12:42PM

Brooks Gentlemen laments the consolidation of a small window company and theorizes what that means for the "American Dream."

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About the Author

Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at WoodworkingNetwork.com Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at besler@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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