Finishing room fire, ash borers and pine beetles, soyboard panels, and amazing cedar wood chip sculptures using a patented process were among the most viewed reports this week at Woodworking Network.

Hardwood supply shortages as the economy recovers and housing rebounds drew a lot of attention, as did last week's Hardwood Review report on China's record buying of logs and lumber from North American sources.

A unique textured approach to thermal wood flooring panels that won a Red Dot award is detailed in a feature story, a new feature of Woodworking Network - our online features rush wood manufacturer case studies, technology applications and business profiles to you before they are published in print editions.

 Lumber pricing and sales

Record Hardwood Exports, Potential Lumber Shortages
By Andy Johnson | Updated: 07/20/2012 9:54:00 AM
Record hardwood lumber experts could lead to potential shortages in the fall. Read more

 

Stanley May Sell Tool and Hardware Business: Updated By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/19/2012 6:14:00 PM
Stanley Black & Decker says it wants to sell the unit that operates its power tool business - the Hardware & Home Improvement Group - for about $1 billion. Read more

 

Ash Borer, Pine Beetles Continue Spread
By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/22/2012 10:14:00 AM
The Emerald Ash Borer continues as a threat to lumber supplies, spreading in the U.S. and Canada. Pine Beetles also spread in British Columbia, affecting the wood harvest there.
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 Henredon Plant Development

Ex- Henredon Furniture Plant Bull-Dozed for Walmart Store
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/24/2012 9:46:00 AM
Most of Henredon's flagship wood furniture plant, closed in late 2007, has been torn down to make way for a new Walmart Supercenter. Read more

 Agristrand soybaord cool wheel

Agristrand Begins Churning Out Soyboard
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/22/2012 3:48:00 PM
Production of soy fiber particleboard is undeway at Agristrand Mankato LLC's 160,000-square-foot plant. Read more

 

Wood Fired Power Plants Often Cited for Polluting: WSJ
By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/24/2012 8:54:00 AM
Wood-fueled and other biomass fired electric generating plants are seeing green credentials tarnished as they rack up citations for air and water pollution while spending millions in Federal subsidies, says a Wall St. Journal report. Read more

 

Closets by Cabinetmakers Project Launch
By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/09/2012 8:28:00 PM
Home Depot and Columbia Forest Products are part of a supply chain for Thermwood's launch - YouBuild - an online order system to get cabinetmakers into closet making. Read more

Wright Table Co. fire

Finishing Room Fire as Wright Table Plant Hit by Lightning
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 07/24/2012 11:52:00 AM
A lightning strike is reportedly to blame for a fire yesterday that destroyed nearly one-third of Wright Table Co.’s furniture plant in Morganton, NC. Read more

 

Table Saw Operators: What Not to Wear
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/20/2012 9:09:00 AM
Nothing quite like a photo of a politician, posing as if he’s about to feed a board through a table saw - his tie dangling from his neck - to stir the emotions of woodworkers. Read more

wood carving cedar woodworking

Wood Chip Patents for Painstakingly Detailed Sculptures
Updated: 07/16/2012 8:45:00 AM
Sergei Bobkov has patented a unique way of creating amazing sculptures out of Siberian cedar wood-chips. Read more

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