FDMC March 2023
In This Issue
It’s not magic but it can feel that way!
Whether they come from machinery upgrades or transformative procedures, some improvements can be hard to believe.
Is wood making a comeback?
Natural trend leans to wood tones, but lighting, hardware take center stage at big shows.
Second look at the FDMC 300
A number of North America’s largest manufacturers grew in size and scope through acquisitions and expansions. 2022 also saw some unexpected closures.
Woodworking Industry 40 Under 40
Seeking 40 wood industry standouts under 40: The search is on
The 40 Under 40 award program recognizes achievements n productivity, profitability, social good, ingenuity, innovation, peer inspiration, product development, organizational leadership, or other areas.
Blind corner storage alternative
Magic Corner system efficiently solves wasted space, is easy to install.
Design Portfolio: New guide for sustainable design solutions
The Composite Panel Association's buyer's guide debuts a new name, new design for 2023.
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.
Design Portfolio: Specifiers guide to composite wood panels
Composite wood panels: When design, durability and sustainability matter most.
Design Portfolio: The many uses for MDF
MDF’s stability, strength and uniformity make it an ideal substrate for many applications in a wide variety of settings.
Design Portfolio: Producing products with particleboard
Particleboard panels are manufactured in various dimensions with a wide range of physical properties, providing maximum design flexibility for specifiers and end users.
Design Portfolio: Hardboard's many applications
A versatile panel, hardboard is value-engineered for each application.
Design Portfolio: Stylizing with engineered wood siding & trim
These panels are engineered for performance in interior and exterior exposure applications.
Design Portfolio: Selecting stylish & sustainable surfaces
A look at some of the trends in decorative surfaces.
Design Portfolio: TFL adds creative touch
TFL decorative panels have excellent scratch and wear resistance. They are widely used in laminate flooring, office furniture, closet system components, store fixtures and cabinets.
Design Portfolio: The versatility of 2D & 3D laminates & films
Two-dimensional laminates (2DL), three-dimensional laminates (3DL) and films are versatile surfaces in commercial and residential environments that offer excellent options for design freedom, performance and durability.
Design Portfolio: Light basis weight papers, decorative foils offer options
Light basis weight papers (LBWP) and decorative foils are available in a wide range of colors, and can be printed with excellent quality and high-fidelity patterns and textures.
Design Portfolio: Highlights of high presssure laminates
High pressure laminate (HPL) is a common choice for horizontal surfaces, including flooring, countertops and desktops due to its durability. It is also ideal for vertical surfaces in high-traffic areas.
Design Portfolio: Coatings add color & style
The proper application of finishes will deliver the desired gloss and texture.
Design Portfolio: Veneer slices & matches
Veneers are overlaid on panels with either heat-activated resins or cold pressed.
Design Portfolio: Adhesive types & applications
Adhesives used for panel processing are highly engineered for almost any application.
Entries open for 2023 Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge
Prestigious contest searches for the best veneer work offering thousands of dollars in prizes.
Zebrawood: Distinctive stripes, often used for veneer
Distinctive stripes, often used for veneer.
Do you have a control point?
Knowing the hearbeat of your operation makes everything easier.
A manager delegates, a leader empowers
How good leaders gain more by giving power to their people.
Nations Cabinetry looks ahead to a bright finish
The nation’s largest tribal-owned cabinet company invests in technology and its workforce.