Plus Closets CNC Router Cabinets & Closets Expo 2014Plus Closets will bring its story to Cabinets & Closets Expo 2014 in April. The company reflects the realignment and renaissance of closet manufacturing, as more home organization firms choose between a focus on manufacturing, or design and installation. Plus Closet, Elmhurst, IL,  says it has invested $1 million to expand its plant for increased demand for closets, pantry and garage organization systems. It's 60,000 square foot plant features a CNC router and edgebanding system from Felder.

Meet Plus Closets will exhibit at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2014 in conjunction with Felder,  April 9-11 in Somerset, NJ. Here are more of the wood industry's most-viewed reports and videos from the week.

Project: Clamping an Oak Mission Side Board
Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 02/21/2014 7:14AM Brian Murphy, of Murphy's Fine Woodworking, has specialized in mission furniture in the Arts and Crafts style for more than 20 years. It was featured in WoodworkingNetwork's Saturday edition Daily Update newsletter.

Whitewood Acquires Sedgewick Contract Furniture
By Bill Esler Posted: 02/26/2014 12:01PM
Whitewood Industries. which produces both finished and unfinished furniture, has acquired Sedgewick Industries, a High Point, NC manufacturer of upholstered furniture for the office and hospitality markets.

Mass Customized Cabinetry Challenge Small Cabinet Shops
By Bill Esler Posted: 02/21/2014 9:14AM 
Large cabinet manufacturers retooled in the downturn. At KBIS 2014 they showed designers how they manufacture from automated order intake, speed turnaround, build in LED lighting, and size cabinets in 1/4-inch increments to fill the space "just so." Can custom shops compete?

Optimizing Lumber Yield - Cut Less, Get More: Free Webcast Moderated by Bill Esler | Posted: 02/11/2014 11:00AM 
Learn how to use your saw, coupled with the latest in wood science and technology, to maximize lumber yield. Watch it now.

Lumber Liquidators, hardwood flooring

Lumber Liquidators Plans $10 Million for Finishing Capacity
By Bill Esler | Posted: February 20, 2014 - 9:05 PM
Lumber Liquidators reached $1 billion in sales for 2013. The flooring giant's 4th quarter sales rose 22.7% to $258.4 Million as net income jumped 51% to $20.8 Million.

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Sauder Woodworking Acquires iLean Shelving System

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