FDMC May 2023
In This Issue
Furniture maker finds perfection in wood’s imperfection
Mantra Inspired Furniture is made for designers, by designers. What also sets this company apart is its business and manufacturing philosophy.
Architectural woodwork and retail fixture firms share projections for 2023 and beyond
FDMC 300 manufacturers interviewed are relatively optimistic.
New features on tap for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster
MANHEIM, Pa. -- Exhibit space sales are heating up for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster (WPEL), the only trade show dedicated to serving professional woodworkers in the Northeast.
Creative, whimsical work captures #YoungWoodPro
Sculptural, turned work earns Young Wood Pro judges’ votes.
EBC 2023 at a glance
The Woodworking Network Summit will focus on advanced manufacturing, reshoring, labor issues, and material innovations.
Wenge: Dense, dark wood but beware of splinters
Another name for the wood is African rosewood.
The mystery of why woodworkers don’t network
Of course, some do network, but why is it so few?
How does your business measure up?
This Benchmark Survey offers metrics to compare your wood products manufacturing business with the rest of the woodworking industry.
Leadership lessons: Poison positivity
Without sincerity, authenticity, and context, positivity can turn destructive.
Who gives a shake?
Different terms for wood defects, popping nail heads and stripped screw holes. The Wood Doctor answers these and other frequently asked questions.
How to fail, in 3 easy steps!
Three surefire contributors to failure and how to avoid them.
What would someone else charge for your work?
Submit a project to the annual Pricing Survey to learn more about your own pricing.
Win cash and veneer for your best work
Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge features generous awards for the finest in veneered woodworking.
A flaming good torch for the woodshop
Bernzomatic FirePoint torch offers precision for flowing epoxy on wood.