Wall Units, Saw Safety, ComDust, Furniture YouTube: Top WWN Blogs in 2010
August 15, 2011 | 5:39 pm CDT

Cabinetry Magic in Wall Unit, Table Saw Safety, Sales Sans Selling, Pardon Your ComDust, YouTube Furniture CEO: these topped the list of the most read blogs at Woodworking Network in 2010.

The most viewed blogs spanned the range of wood manufacturing industry's concerns, from regulation to boosting sales. Significantly, the most viewed blog embedded video to show the operation of a furniture project that is equal parts whimsy, magic and strong sales appeal to customers.

1. If Rube Goldberg Built a Wall Unit
By Helen Kuhl. Custom furniture maker Brian Grabski Made in Minneapolis combines woodworking artistry with secret drawers and interlocking chambers. Videos show how it operations.>>

2. What Price Table Saw Safety
By Wade Vonasek. A Boston man was awarded $1.5 million after disfiguring two fingers on a Ryobi table saw. Fifty similar cases were pending in the U.S. The crux of this one: Ryobi didn't adopt “flesh detection technology” to prevent injuries.>>

3. Building Sales Without Selling
By Rick Hill. From this debut blog of Woodworking Network's sales and marketing guru, Hill has been consistently among the most viewed blogs online. Custom Woodworking Business digests his writing in print in the "Wood You Buy" column.>>

4. Pardon Your ComDust
By Rich Christianson. Forecasting the significance of dust explosions in other industries, Editor at Large Rich Christianson outlined the dangers and liabilities ahead for wood manufacturing field as OSHA developed rules on cumbustible dust.>>

5. Furniture CEO Turned on to YouTube
Abel Zalcberg, founder and CEO of OFM, Inc., Holly Springs, NC-based furniture manufacturer, relates his firm's experience in social media outreach with the development of dozens of YouTube videos.>>

Rounding out the most viewed blogs included:

Top 10 Blogs in 2010
 Author  Date
1. Rube Goldberg's Wall Unit   Helen Kuhl
2. What Price Saw Safety?  Wade Vonacek
3. Building Sales Sans Selling  Rick Hill
4. Pardon Your ComDust  Rich Christianson
5. Furniture CEO On YouTube  Abel Zalcberg
6. iTable: Moves Over iPad
 Rich Christianson
7. Big Firms: Stay at IWF  Neal Devereaux
8. Rough Cut TV Premieres
 Michaelle Bradford
9. Woodworkers Love Pets  Lauren Heist
10. Ancient Rome Woodwork
 Bill Esler

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