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Will KraftMaid Reverse Price Hikes? Plywood Dumping Tops Reports

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/07/2013 1:38PM

Masco Cabinetry KraftMaid planned a price increase based on tariff hikes expected for plywood imported from China. Instead, the International Trade Commission ruled that China didn't dump plywood - the most viewed report this week.


Almanac Lists Top Kitchen Cabinet Design Trends from 2013

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/27/2013 10:35AM

Kitchen cabinetry and bathroom design and remodeling trends from Houzz and NKBA see neutral colors, white painted cabinets, transitional door and drawer styles, glass backsplashes and LED lighting. The 2014 Wood Industry 2014 Almanac, coming December 2013, will recap this and other key data.


Housing's Impact on Wood Products Manufacturing? It's Big

By Matt Bumgardner, Urs Buehlmann, Al Schuler and Karen Koenig Posted: 07/08/2013 12:23PM

This exclusive survey details the housing and construction industry’s impact on the woodworking industry.


Wood Components Market Study: Usage Trends & Species

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 07/02/2013 2:21PM

Despite a decline in numbers, the cabinet industry is still the top market for wood components.




Color’s Role in Healthcare Furniture & Design

By Karen Koenig Posted: 06/04/2013 2:44PM

A recent study co-sponsored by KI looks at the influence of color choice in healthcare design and its impact on the care and healing of patients in different age groups.


Sliding, Lighting, ‘Lift’ Interzum

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/03/2013 3:27PM

Key component trends at Interzum 2013 included an explosion in hardware for sliding doors, panels and countertops; servo-motor assists to raise and lower cabinet doors and textured surfaces.


Innovation and Design Sweep Milan Furniture Fair

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 06/03/2013 12:06PM

Natural materials, LED lighting and bold bursts of pastel colors continued to be popular trends at the Milan Furniture Fair, held April 9-14 in Milan, Italy.


Market Study: Remodeling America

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/09/2013 2:50PM

Market studies from Houzz.com and Vance Research point to higher remodeling activity. Fifty-three percent of those surveyed by Houzzagree now is a good time to renovate a home.


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