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Robert Dalheim

Robert Dalheim is an editor at the Woodworking Network. Along with publishing online news articles, he writes feature stories for the FDMC print publication. He can be reached at robert.dalheim@woodworkingnetwork.com.

SkillsUSA woodworking contests garner industry support

Royal Plywood, Blum, Colonial Saw/Lamello, Hafele, ESI, Decore-ative Specialties, Rockler Woodworking, and West Wood Products donated nearly $8,000 in supplies, tools and giveaways for students at the 2016 SkillsUSA California State Cabinetmaking Championships, held April 2 at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego.

AWC launches new manual for engineered wood construction

The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a revised 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction, which contains design information for structural lumber, glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, cross-laminated timber, poles and piles, I-joists, and structural composite lumber.

Zongkers handcrafted furniture is designed for each customer

Zongkers is a specialty, craftsman-oriented, custom furniture manufacturer. The company distinguishes themselves from other shops by fabricating originally designed furniture, one piece at a time.
 
Mainly specializing in custom artwork and hand-carvings, marquetry veneer inlays, curved furniture and specialty finishes, the company offers full design services for furniture, kitchens, and casework.

New Kukun rating system ranks home remodelers

Kukun, an online platform focused on giving homeowners more control over the home remodeling process, has introduced a rating system aimed at home renovation professionals seeking new business and ways to enhance their online presence for free.

Table 'reacts' to user's touch

Netherlands-based designer Juno Jeon has designed a table that “changes” colors when its drawer is pulled out. The table features a set of wooden scales that are painted on one side and flip over when the drawer opens.