FDMC Magazine

Design Portfolio: A welcome innovation and partnership for 2023

The pandemic has super charged many business transitions that would otherwise have taken years to occur. For the Composite Panel Association (CPA), we have accelerated our own innovation by launching a new partnership with Woodworking Network to publish CPA’s 20-year-old Guide to specifying composite panels and decorative surfaces.


'How much should furniture really cost?

What should consumers expect to pay for high-end furniture? That was a question posed by the Wall Street Journal on March 10.  The business-focused daily newspaper looked at a variety of different furniture and accessories ranging in price from more than $4,000 for a three-seat sofa to a more than $315 dining room chair and believes that this time might be a “good time to invest in high-quality furniture.”

Woodworking Industry News

Ancient Elm tree reborn

Holland, Michigan, has been a woodworking community for more than a century, going back to at least the mid-1800s, and sharing much of that history was the Rock Elm tree that spent its last years in the city’s popular Centennial Park. When it was time to take down the 150-year-old elm tree, the city’s parks and recreation department began thinking of new and creative ways to use the wood. Deputy Parks Director Jamie Scott suggested a partnership with the Holland Bowl Mill, a company with roots back nearly a century.