FDMC August 2022
In This Issue
A long and winding road leads Cole to a career in woodworking
Cat Cole intended to become a stem cell researcher before a series of life-changing events led her to follow her passion for woodworking.
Learn how to break into the closets market at WPE Lancaster
MANHEIM, Pa. – Leland Thomasset, president of Taghkanic Woodworking, will discuss why and how he got into the closet and home storage business at the Wood Pro Expo Lancaster conference.
Download the 2022 Pricing Survey bid package
For 2022, the FDMC Pricing Survey has gone back to basics with just three projects, all Shaker-style kitchens, but all with significant differences that should highlight pricing variations.
Going cordless with a rotary tool
Handy detail tool from Dremel is even easier to use without the cord.
Fixturing is just the beginning at Morgan Li
With a long history of adapting to the marketplace, the company plans to remain nimble, scalable, and adaptable in the future.
Supply chain issues only slightly improved: Special report
Vast majority of industry still struggles with massive to moderate disruptions.
Andiroba: Alternative to mahogany found from Cuba to Peru
Andiroba's grain and color appear identical to Honduras mahogany, so it is used for fine furniture, cabinetry and flooring.
Dealing with open splits in panels and more woodworking FAQs
The Wood Doctor also answers questions about white and red oak, and why doors warp.
What comes before lean?
Do you plan for your business as well as you plan for a summer road trip?
Leadership lessons: Make ’em stay!
How to best counter The Great Resignation and keep good employees.
Material Intelligence: Polypropylene trending at Milan
Milan’s Design Week and Salone del Mobile exhibition are the Holy Grail of furniture design, and not only for furniture dealers and designers. Top materials suppliers also flock to Milan, often for inspiration, and sometimes just to confirm their own designs are "on trend." Profol, a manufacturer of cast polypropylene (PP) engineered film for decorative surfaces from Germany, is one of these suppliers. I spoke recently to Profol’s Global Key Account Manager for furniture products, Peter Weidenschlager, about the trends observed in Milan.
Climate positive materials changing the ESG conversation
Composite wood panels, and any treatment, surface or hardware that makes these panels more durable, more usable, and more marketable add to the Climate Positive story. The companies in this special section are leading a movement to share this great news with designers and consumers.
Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré
Robotics, Industry 4.0 in the limelight on SIBO Live stage
Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré will feature a dynamic educational conference on the show floor.
Intersection of technology and fashion
Two of the biggest drivers of change in the world are technology and fashion, and despite what you might think, they are not unrelated.