Custom Woodworking Business May 2014 Now Online
May 7, 2014 | 4:34 pm CDT

Custom Woodworking Business May 2014 Now Online  Sanding sponges, a  rise in the supply of lacquer, and an Italian cabinetry firm's U.S. debut of a one-tree, grain-matched kitchen cabinet suite are among more than a dozen feature stories in the May 2014 issue of Custom Woodworking Business magazine, now online at

The issue also includes the Wood of the Month column by Jo-Ann Kaiser, who has been profiling wood species for more than 20 years. This time Kaiser takes a look at Butternut: The Other Walnut.  Jo-Ann Kaiser

In "No Woodworking Workaholics Allowed," J. Alexander Fine Woodworking's Jared Patchin weighs in on the tendency woodworkers have to overwork - and advice on how to avoid it. He provides examples from his own experience at his Boise shop. 

Custom Woodworking Business May 2014 Now OnlinePatchin, whose furniture and cabinet project step-by-steps are also frequently featured in Custom Woodworking Business, will deliver his advice live in person at the "Woodworking Inventors" symposium at IWF 2014 on August 9

The rise of availability of lacquer chips is reported in "Lacquer Supply Improves," with a sidebar by finishing expert Bernie Bottens on using lacquer for a base finish.

Also in the May 2014 issue of Custom Woodworking Business:

LED Lights Up KBIS Cabinet Storage
Vertical Panel Saws Add Flexibility for Tight Spaces
RTA Flat Pack Range Hoods

A story featured on the cover of the issue takes a look at a single French "Chestnut Tree Turned Into One Kitchen Cabinet Suite," with grain matched annualusly. The signed one-off is an annujal edition by Italy's Effeti, which has opened a showroom in New York City.  

Read the entire issue of Custom Woodworking Business May 2014.

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