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Slim Profits as Bassett Furniture Sales Rise 20%

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/03/2013 3:31PM

Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:BSET) sales rose 20% third quarter, to $77.2 million, but net income was slim. Bassett $3 million retail computerization project hits rough spots. Domestic production rises.


TV Woodshop Actor Nick Offerman Paddles His Book

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/03/2013 7:29AM

Woodworking enthusiast and actor Nick Offerman, whose "Parks & Recreation" character teaches woodshop using Offerman's real life skills, is in Chicago (Oct.3) and Los Angeles (Oct. 4) promoting his latest book, "Paddle Your Own Canoe."


Pension Programs in Sorry State

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/01/2013 3:47PM

After healthcare, another issue weighing on me is pensions. Our union affiliations across the country inform us of the precarious conditions of the local union pension plans.


Woodwork Career Alliance, Woodlinks USA Finalize Consolidation

Posted: 10/01/2013 3:29PM

WoodLINKS USA and The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA) announced that the Board of Directors of each group have formally approved combining the two organizations.




Wood Industry Almanac 2014: Something New

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/01/2013 2:34PM

Wood Products devotes its December 2013 issue to the Wood Industry ALMANAC - the definitive guide to the woodworking industry, and a tool for finding resources and training to grow your business and educate yourself and your employees.


8,000 Pounds of Pine Wood: Guinness Record Picnic Table

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/01/2013 12:08AM

A 320-foot long pine wood picnic table set the Guinness World Record. Built to honor the Hellman's Mayonnaise centennial, it is longer than a football field and weighs more than 8,000 lbs., and beat Safeway's 2011


Conestoga Wood's Hahn Makes Case for Legal Exemption

By Bill Esler Posted: 09/29/2013 3:47PM

Conestoga Wood Specialties Anthony Hahn explains how the Hahn family sees its Mennonite religious convictions are at odds with certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act.


Azure Furniture Reschedules Denver Pop-up Event

Posted: 09/26/2013 9:34AM

Azure Furniture's Corbin Clay a pop-up store event in Denver, postponed due to the massive storms, has been rescheduled to Sept. 28 and 29. He will make pine beetle kill lumber into furniture live, using his Festool Domino XL, and selling to the public.


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