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A Polyester Primer

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

An underlying reason to use any of the polyester types is due to their ability to close grain quickly and give an extremely hard surface. While most of the other favorable polyester attributes can be obtained by using other, easier to apply, coatings systems, polyester is undoubtedly however the “king of coatings."

Favorite Woods 2011

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

The Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc.’s (AHMI) annual “Furniture Styles and Material Use Survey” provides a snapshot of the wood and veneer being used by furniture manufacturers. Administered by the AHMI since 1934, the analysis tracks wood species and design style trends in home furnishings at the High Point market.

Jasper Group Focuses on Finishing

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

Indiana-based furniture manufacturer Jasper Group recently acquired a new facility 30 miles from its plant, in Taylorsville, NC, to handle finishing. The former location of a Kincaid Furniture plant, it has 98,000 square feet and is big enough to handle future growth.

Smooth, Steady: New Strides for Drawer Slides

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

Besides the ease of installation, end-users also desire special features in their drawer slides, such as soft-closing capabilities or aspects related to aesthetics, such as concealed slides or inset drawer fronts without knobs.

The Advantages of Dowel Construction

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

Constructing frameless cabinets with dowels is a well-established process worldwide.The advantage of dowel construction is having all of the joints butted and that the dimensions of the box are better defined by the size of the parts. There are several points to be aware of when using dowel construction.

Moulder Adds Texture

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

Keith Malmstadt, president of Great Lake Woods, a manufacturer of hardwood and laminated mouldings and components based in Holland, MI, would certainly prefer that business was humming along as it had pre-recession. The silver lining, he says, is that the downturn has created opportunities for research and development of new products.

Automated Kitchens

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

The cabinets of the future are here and being manufactured in Brigham City, a little town north of Salt Lake City, Utah. These cabinets not only offer high-tech components in a completely automated system, but a sleek, tapered look as well.

The True Value of Dust Collection

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

Seven reasons you need a good dust collection system.

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