Woodworking Industry News

USDA Forest Service accepting grant applications for wood innovations projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service will offer $41 million through the 2023 Wood Innovations Grant and 2023 Community Wood Grant programs to spark innovation and create new markets for wood products and renewable wood energy. Made possible in part by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, these grants expand wood product use and strengthen emerging wood energy markets, supporting sustainable forest management – particularly in areas of high wildfire risk.

Outdoor Louver shudders

I know the best material to use to make outside shudders is cedar, but is pine ok to use if I will be painting them?


Nexis3 and Olon introduces VelourTouch to cabinet doors

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Nexis3 and Olon Industries have teamed up to produce a premium painted cabinet door alternative. Olon makes a matte material called VelourTouch that is available as a laminated panel and profile wrap. The company describes it as having a smooth finish that resists scratches and fingerprints and competes directly against painted wood – at a fraction of the price.