Plywood Dumping Appeal, Super Bowl Ad, Kimball Split Most Viewed

By Bill Esler | Posted: 01/30/2014 2:14PM


Urban Wood Goods came within fourth and goal of winning a free 30-second spot during Sunday's Super Bowl clash between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks and was the runner up as most-viewed story of the week.

Most viewed was another report posted by Managing Editor Michaelle Bradford on the intent by a group of U.S. hardwood plywood manufacturers to appeal the last November's controversial ruling by the international Trade Commission against imposing antidumping duties on hardwood plywood imported from China.

Kimball International's plans to split its furniture and electronic business units, a feature on digital printing on wood, and a video about the "Impossible Nail" puzzle rounded out the top five. 

Hardwood Plywood Antidumping Coalition

Hardwood Plywood Group Goes to Court on ITC China Dumping
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: January 23, 2014 - 9:22 AM

U.S. hardwood plywood manufacturers filed an appeal Jan. 17 of the U.S. Court of International Trade's (ITC) ruling that dismissed their antidumping petition against imported Chinese hardwood plywood.

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Urban Wood Goods Vied for 2014 Super Bowl Ad Spot
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: January 28, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Urban Wood Goods, an artisan reclaimed wood furniture manufacturer based in Chicago, was one of 20 semi-finalists vying for a Super Bowl Spot in the Intuit Small Business Big Game contest.

Kimball International Furniture

Kimball Furniture To Split in Two
By Bill Esler | Posted: January 21, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Kimball will split its furniture business from its electronic manufacturing services segment, through a tax-free spin off that will form two publicly traded companies.

Picture This: Digital Printing on Wood
By Karen Koenig Posted: 01/24/2014 4:14PM

Relatively new for the woodworking industry, digital printing offers opportunities for high-speed, high-definition imaging onto a variety of substrates, including solid wood, panel products and decor papers.


Video: Mystery of The Impossible Nail
By Matt Schumake | Posted: January 6, 2014 - 4:44 PM

The Impossible Nail puzzle, demonstrated by Steve Ramsey, involves presdigitation and some woodworking chutzpah. Watch how he does it.


Booming Prime-Line MDF Moulding Opens New Plant
By Bill Esler Posted: 01/23/2014 8:09PM

Prime-Line, the Arkansas manufacturer of medium- and light-density fiberboard moulding and millwork, plans for 15% growth following a $7.2 million expansion. The company is one of Lowe's largest U.S. suppliers.

 ClosetMaid IBS 2014 storage

Closets Strategies for International Builders Show 2014
By Bill Esler | Posted: January 19, 2014 - 5:04 PM

The International Builders Show includes more than three dozen companies listed under closets, home storage, and items like wardrobes. Even more storage appears at adjoining KBIS 2014, both running Feb. 4-6 in Las Vegas.

Wunderwoods Twisted Wood

Drying Twisted Wood and Knowing When to Walk Away
By Scott Wunder | Posted: January 20, 2014 - 7:26 PM

In the world of sawmilling, very few logs come right out and announce that they are going to twist. They don’t say, “Don’t waste your time cutting me, idiot!”

Snow Woodworks-Game Cube Table

Wood Game Table Winner Has Entertaining Veneers
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: December 27, 2013 - 2:14 PM

Six facets of this mahogany wood game cube, a 2013 People's Choice Design Portfolio award runner up, function as playing surfaces. The veneered and marquetry playing cube is collared by a glass ledge-table.

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Combustible Dust Investigated in Omaha Plant Explosion
By Bill Esler Posted: 01/23/2014 8:09PM

Prime-Line, the Arkansas manufacturer of medium- and light-density fiberboard moulding and millwork, plans for 15% growth following a $7.2 million expansion. The company is one of Lowe's largest U.S. suppliers.

Snow Woodworks-Game Cube Table

Louise Nevelson-Style Cabinet Project Plan
By Matt Schumake | Posted: January 21, 2014 - 2:20 PM

A plan and steps in making a cabinet designed in tribute to American sculptor Louise Nevelson. Masterpiece Woodworks designed the project and cuts components on its CNC.


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Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at 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 or follow him on Google+.

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