Shocking Plywood Video, Wood Products Start-up Topped Reports

Shocking Plywood Video, Wood Products Start-up Topped Reports  Wood industry reports this week covered all the bases:
• International crime-stoppers INTERPOL captured 2,000 truck loads of illegally harvested logs, arresting almost 200;
• a devastated sawmill rebuilds following a combustible dust explosion, reopening to feed demands of a rapidly recovering U.S. housing market:
• another cabinetry plant expands, this time it's RSI Home Products, supplier to Home Depot and Lowe's.

But a video featuring a wood products start-up on an episode of 'Shark Tank' really captured the attention of visitors to

And what a great story it is: the three grandsons of Woodgrain Millwork founder Bud Dame, interested in manufacturing wood products but wanting to strike out on their own, launch a consumer products company selling wood eyeglass frames, cases, wood wallets, and use all the marketing, brand positioning and communications skills that seem to come naturally to the up-and-coming generation of entrepreneurs in a highly effective.

Also among the week's most viewed reports: what happens when you take one sheet of plywood, attach electrodes, and switch on the volts.

INTERPOL Illegal Logging Busts

Illegal Logs - 2,000 Truck Loads Worth - Seized by INTERPOL

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 03/16/2013 5:49:00 PM
Some 194 people were arrested and timber valued at $8 million was seized in INTERPOL’s first international operation targeting large-scale illegal logging and forest crimes. Read more

Electrified Plywood Displays
Fractal Patterns

Updated: 03/12/2013 5:07:00 PM
Melanie Hoff attached electric cords to a sheet of plywood. She then injected 15,000 volts into the sheet which burned organic fractal patterns that are pretty artistic. The process makes for a cool video, as shocking as it may be. Read more


Favorite Species: What's Hot for Casegoods and Components

By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Updated: 03/06/2013 10:51:00 AM
Wood products manufacturers and industry suppliers offer up their favorites for domestic and exotic species.
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Proof Eyewear

Video: Proof Wood Eyewear Enters the 'Shark Tank' Seeking Investors

By Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 03/12/2013 1:27:00 PM
Grandsons of ID-based Woodgrain Millwork founder Bud Dame take on ABC's "Shark Tank" to gain funding for Proof Eyewear, their popular wood sunglasses.
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RSI Home Products Expands Cabinetry Factory in Lincolnton

By Bill Esler | Updated: 03/17/2013 7:12:00 PM
Cabinetry giant RSI Home Products will expand one of two neighboring factories in Lincolnton, NC adding 25 employees and bringing the total production area to 1.7 million square feet. Read more

Lakeland Mills Explosion

Lakeland Sawmill, After Devastating Dust Explosion, Rebuilds, Reopens

By Karen Koenig | Updated: 03/20/2013 1:40:00 PM
Lakeland Mills Ltd. announced today it will build a new sawmill to replace the one destroyed in an explosion and fire on April 23, 2012, that left two employees dead.
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SawStop Inventors Enhance Patents for Woodworking Safety

Updated: 03/10/2013 4:05:00 PM
SawStop inventors notch another wood cutting safety related patent - this one for devices that disable the protective mechanism when the saw blade is not in use - awarded to a team that includes SawStop co-founders Stephen Gass and David Fulmer. Read more

 Shocking Plywood Video, Wood Products Start-up Topped Reports

What Causes Veneer Checking?

By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 03/08/2013 3:32:00 PM
Veneer checking is a common occurrence in woodworking. Anyone who has to apply veneer or use veneered panels certainly understands what an unpleasant event this can be. Read more

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Exclusive Wood Technology
Previews for Ligna, Interzum 2013

By Bill Esler | Updated: 03/15/2013 9:49:00 AM
Innovative wood manufacturing technology news is flowing in at a quickening pace as the industry gears up for Ligna and Interzum - the big global shows for technology and supply held in Germany in May.
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Shocking Plywood Video, Wood Products Start-up Topped Reports

Woodsman's Farm Closed Due To Lumber Code Violations

By Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 03/19/2013 12:41:00
Famed Mountain Man and Woodsman, Eustace Conway was forced to close his Turtle Island Preserve to due to code violations including building structures with ungraded lumber. Read more


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