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Houzz Barometer of Home Renovators Seeing Strong Start in 2015

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/06/2015 7:18AM

Home renovation and remodeling in the first weeks of 2015 are moving at a robust pace, according to the inaugural Houzz Barometer. The study also points to a small business recovery.

Poplar, Ash, Walnut and Hickory Hit Record Levels in 2014

By Andy Johnson Posted: 03/05/2015 10:06AM

Although hardwood exports dipped in December 2014 and remain slow at the start of 2015, poplar, ash, walnut and hickory exports all set annual records in 2014.

2015 Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio Judges Named

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 03/04/2015 2:37PM

Woodworking Network has named judges for its 2015 Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio Awards competition. The deadline was extended to March 22.

Connor Wood Bikes Builds Signature Cycle from Ash Bat Billets

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 03/03/2015 4:24PM

Connor Wood Bikes partnered with Louisville Slugger to build a custom wood bike from its ash wood baseball bat billets, the lumber blanks from which bats are turned.

Leading Hardwood Demand Indicator Shows Seasonal Strengthening

By Andy Johnson Posted: 02/27/2015 10:33AM

Hardwood Publishing's Leading Hardwood Demand Indicator (LHDI) forecasts increased demand for U.S. hardwood based primarily on seasonal factors.

Winter Weather Slowed Architectural Billings in January 2015

Posted: 02/25/2015 8:27AM

Following a nine-month stretch of positive billings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed no increase in design activity in January 2015. The slowdown was likely a result of winter weather conditions, says the American Institute of Architects.

OSHA Alert: Stone Countertop Workers Endangered by Silica Dust

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 02/19/2015 7:10AM

Countertop workers are in serious danger from silica dust emitted in cutting, finishing and even installing countertops. As 61 workers developed silicosis, some requiring lung transplants, OHSA and NIOSH issued a hazard alert.

Call for Entries: Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 02/18/2015 9:37AM

Do you have an award-winning custom project? Enter it now at Winners will be recognized at the 2015 Cabinets & Closets Expo April 14-16 in Chicago.

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