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Masco Cabinets Up Just 2% as Sales Drop at Home Centers

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/28/2014 7:54AM

Masco said sales increased 4 percent, but cabinetry sales are up just 2 percent. The maker of Merillat and Kraftmaid Cabinets said it sales through home centers fell while dealer sales rose.


Aarons Furniture Profits Skid Even as Sales Rise 32 Percent

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/27/2014 8:59PM

Aaron's Furniture profits dropped 55 percent in the third quarter even as revenues increased 32 percent to $707.6 million. Net earnings were $9.3 million versus $21.1 million a year ago.


Robust Construction Projected by Architecture Billings Index

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/26/2014 11:27AM

Heightened demand for condo and apartment design services in September 2014 signals robust construction industry growth - a boon for the wood manufacturing industry. The Architectural Billing Index expanded in all regions and sectors.


Chromcraft Revington Furniture Acquired; U.S. Plants Resume Work

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 10/26/2014 10:02AM

Assets of furniture maker Chromcraft-Revington will be acquired by Amtech Management, a manufacturing and export group based in California and China.




Trending: Locally Milled Lumber Catches On Across the U.S.

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/23/2014 4:06PM

Reports on locally milled lumber are scoring the most views at Woodworking Network, along with a video on the state-of-the-art plywood coating line at North American Plywood.


Desktop 3D Wood Carver a Hit with Investors on Kickstarter

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 10/23/2014 10:24AM

A 3D desktop wood carver, created by Chicago-based Inventables, blew past its $50,000 Kickstarter goal on the first day. With less than a month to go approximately $338,831 has been pledged so far.


Lumber Liquidators Sales Up but Earnings Fall by One Third

Posted: 10/22/2014 10:52PM

Lumber Liquidators net sales increased 4.6 percent to $266.1 Million in the third quarter, but net income of $15.7 Million, down from $20.4 Million in the year ago period. Comparable store sales, a gauge of stores open at least a year, fell 4.9 percent.


Verso Furniture Kickstarter Funds Massuni Custom Configurator

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/22/2014 8:46PM

Verso Furniture launched a crowdfunding campaign to complete development of Massuni, its technology with an intuitive configurator that lets users design custom furniture sized in one millimeter increments in height width and depth.


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