If you are not regularly checking out ISWonline.com, then you don't know what you are missing.

Prime example number one, the news contained in this issue is not only a minimum of two weeks old, it represents a mere smattering of what's been posted since the Wood & Wood Products' August issue reached your mail box.

Here are but a few of the headlines that failed to make the cut for this issue:

  • Fewer affluent consumers are buying furniture," posted Sept. 2;
  • Wood-plastic and composite lumber to continue solid growth trend," posted Aug. 28;
  • U.S. demand for hard surface flooring to reach 9.6 bsf in 2013," posted Aug. 27;
  • "Most SFPA members don't certify woods", posted Aug. 22;
  • "Simplicity cribs on CPSC's 'Most Wanted' list," posted Aug. 20


    There's a lot more where that came from as the ISW News Team posts several news items every day, making ISWonline the leading news portal for the North American wood products industry.

    Blogs, Videos and More

    Beyond daily news postings, ISWonline includes blogs, videos and live coverage from events.

    Recent blogs posted during the production of this issue include:

  • "Ethan Allen bets its future on made-to-order furniture," posted Sept. 3;
  • "Wooden handbags: The beginning of a love affair," posted Aug. 18;
  • "Woodworking: Not just for dudes," posted Aug. 13;
  • "In defense of IKEA," posted Aug. 6
    Videos are becoming a hotter commodity at ISWonline, particularly those coinciding with our live editorial coverage from important industry events. Examples abound:
  • AWFS Vegas Fair, July
  • NeoCon, Chicago, June
  • Ligna and Interzum, Germany, May
  • Coming this month, look for video coverage from the Wood Component Manufacturer Assn.'s annual Plant Tour Event and from the Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Expo in Toronto.

    And Much, Much More

    What else will you find on ISWonline? Here's a less than all inclusive list:

  • The wood products industry's most comprehensive calendar of events, including regional, national and international tradeshows, association conventions and educational workshops.
  • Archives of W&WP issues dating back to 1996 and including case studies, Wood of the Month, Management Matters, State of the Industry, WOOD 100 Reports and this column.
  • Archives of Custom Woodworking Business magazine, also back to 1996, providing a window to the world of custom woodworking case studies, design and trends.
  • The ISW Products Pavilion, a compendium of hundreds of woodworking machines, tooling and supplies


    In this day and age, when we are all looking for that snippet of information that might give us a competitive edge, ISWonline continually delivers timely, topical content all day and all of the night. And it's all free for the taking.

    P.S. This article was also posted on ISWonline about two weeks before you received this issue.

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