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Making a Case for Ripping Hardwood Lumber

By Joe Zbicki Posted: 12/13/2013 2:58PM

The act of ripping hardwood lumber is not new. Manufacturers have been ripping hardwood lumber as part of converting random width hardwood lumber into usable parts for years. Whether it is with a simple table saw or using a more advanced gang rip saw, ripping lumber is a standard industry practice.


It´s 'Only Wood' Understates Dust Explosion Hazards

By Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann, REMBE GmbH Posted: 12/10/2013 11:02AM

That wood can burn is obvious. But it is still not common knowledge that its combustibility makes wood handling processes some of the most hazardous in any industry from an explosion standpoint.


Fletcher Wood Makes a Case for ERP Software

By Jonah Coleman Posted: 12/05/2013 3:24PM

During the mid 2000’s, Fletcher Wood Products had an information problem. In some areas, we had enough data being collected but the only access to it was through a text-driven, DOS-based database program. In other areas we were in the same boat as everyone else (and many still are today): information locked up in spreadsheets, printed papers, and key personnel’s brains.


Technology Trends - 2014 Wood Industry Almanac

By Rich Christianson Posted: 12/04/2013 12:58PM

Among the many woodworking technology highlights for 2013 was the launch of hot air edgebanders, a lower-cost option for zero-edge glue line than laser edgebanders. These and other stories are summarized in the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac.




Industrial Explosion Guide to ComDust Prevention

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/04/2013 9:17AM

A guide to industrial explosion protection includes scientific basics, case studies of combustible dust explosions, and prevention measures. A wood chip furnace dust explosion is detailed.


Potato-Starch Composite Panel & Other Wood Innovations in 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 12/03/2013 12:04PM

A new biodegradable MDF panel uses starch from potatoes and other natural sources for resin. Plus more 2013 innovations for furniture and casegoods.


Trending Wood Species Styles & Finishes for Cabinets, Furniture

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 12/03/2013 9:20AM

A look at the trending wood species for furniture, cabinetry, flooring and more, plus the treatments that are transforming old standbys like oak into something new and fresh.


Woodmont Cabinetry Finishing Against Texas Heat

Posted: 10/30/2013 12:37PM

Woodmont Cabinetry and Sherwin-Williams' finishing give an in-depth look at the two company's successful partnership.


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