Stone Veneer, Euro Furniture U.S. Factory Start Were Most Viewed
February 20, 2014 | 10:44 am CST

Stone Veneer, Euro Furniture U.S. Factory Start Were Most ViewedAmid roaring wood manufacturing improvement is another trend: European investment in the U.S. woodworking industries.

The recent move by German machinery manufacturer Homag to increase its holding in Stiles Machinery was followed this week by Belgium furniture manufacturer, BuzziSpace Inc., investing here. The company's innovative upholstered wood office "cocoons" will be manufactured in High Point, NC, creating 113 jobs.

Here are the week's most viewed wood industry reports:

Stone Veneer Works Like Wood Veneer
By Wade Vonasek | Posted: February 18, 2014 - 3:53 PM 
Applying a paper-thin stone surface onto a wood panel was once thought impossible, but Richter USA, Inc. has developed the methods used to create a real stone veneer that woodworkers, furniture makers and cabinet makers can process with its Stone-Veneer product line.

Daryl Hall - Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall

Connor Homes Millwork Stars in Rocker Daryl Hall DIY Cable Show 
By Wade Vonasek | Posted: February 11, 2014 - 3:29 PM 
The new DIY Network program will focus on Hall’s historically accurate renovation of a house from the 1780s. Connor Homes, which builds vintage-style homes, handles the millwork and components for the expansion.

Cherry Wood Desk You Stand Up To: Caretta Workspace
By Matt Schumake | Posted: January 31, 2014 - 12:25 PM Caretta Workspace designs and builds heirloom-quality cherry wood furniture pieces to solve issues like cluttered workspaces or discomfort from sitting.

Closet America Biesse AirForce system

Closet America's First Hot Air Edgebander in Production
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: February 13, 2014 -  
AirForce one has landed at Closet America, the first U.S. company to put Biesse's version of hot air edgebanding into production. Next generation hot air edgebanders from several major manufacturers were a highlight of the Ligna 2013 show.

Howard Hatch mahogany cocobolo and holly wood inlays

How Custom Woodworker Howard Hatch Builds Billiard Tables By Bill By Bill Esler | Posted: February 15, 2014 - 5:03 PM 
Howard Hatch, custom furniture builder, launched Hatch Billiards to produce fine woodwork billiard tables and other furnishings. Too expensive to build on spec, exquisitely detailed models show the tables. Here's how he builds them at his Brunswick, ME shop.

Bauhaus USA

La-Z-Boy To Sell Its Bauhaus Furniture Division 
By Karen Koenig | Posted: February 13, 2014 - 3:16 PM
La-Z-Boy Inc. will sell upholstered furniture maker Bauhaus USA Inc. to an investor group led by Britt Allred, president of Bauhaus. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter. La-Z-Boy acquired Bauhaus for $60 million in 1999.


Project Plan: Waldram's Rustic Pine Dining Set 
By Matt Schumake | Posted: January 2, 2014 - 4:38 PM 
New rustic solid pine furniture pieces fro original designs by Mike Waldram at Waldram's Original Woodworks.

Paul Downs Cabinetmakers: Beyond the Workbench 
By Matt Schumake | Posted: February 14, 2014 - 12:12 PM 
Paul Downs grew his business by stopping woodworking, and starting managing. Still inspired by woodworking geniuses George Nakashima, James Krenov, and Sam Maloof, he keynotes Cabinets & Closets Expo 2014 April 9


Belgium Office Furniture Maker Opens U.S. Plant 
Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/19/2014 12:30PM 
BuzziSpace Inc. will locate its North American manufacturing headquarters in High Point, NC. The Belgium-based office furniture company  plans to invest more than $1.75 million during the next five years.

Eastern Millwork Tour Highlights Cabinet & Closets Expo 
By Rich Christianson Posted: 02/19/2014 3:43PM 
Special events and presentations highlight 2014 Cabinets & Closets Expo & Conference, including release of a study of "The Mind of the Woodworker" and a tour of Eastern Millwork, one of the most automated woodworking businesses in the U.S.

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