Cabinotch Sale, Plywood Plant Fire Top Wood News
January 12, 2012 | 11:50 am CST
Elias Woodwork Selling Cabinotch RTA Face Frame Cabinets

Columbia Forest Products buyout of Cabinotch, and the Famsa furniture factory fire that killed six in Mexico, were the most viewed wood industry stories this week.

Columbia Forest Products formally announced the opening of CFP Components, as the former Cabinotch is now known, with Mike Lee as director. The CFP Components division of Columbia Forest Products acquired Cabinotch's Challenger Award-winning system for assembling face-framed cabinet boxes. It now features Columbia’s domestically-produced, formaldehyde-free PureBond hardwood plywoods.

This week, an earlier report on Arauco's plywood factory fire continued to draw attention.Here's a run-down on the top news from the past week at

Cabinotch cabinetry Columbia Forest Products

Cabinotch Acquired by Columbia Forest Products
By Bill Esler | Updated: 01/04/2012 2:53:00 PM
CFP Components, a division of Columbia Forest Products, has acquired Cabinotch, the Owensboro, KY manufacturer of a unique made-to-order cabinet box system. Read more


Fire Kills Six at Mexican Furniture Factory
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 01/06/2012 1:36:00 PM
Officials are still investigating the cause of a fire that killed six workers and injured 44 others at the Famsa furniture manufacturing headquarters on Wednesday. Read more

Court Vacates Stay on EPA Boiler MACT Rule
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 01/10/2012 4:00:00 PM
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. District Court has vacated the “Delay Notice” of the proposed Boiler MACT Rules. In announcing the decision against the Environmental Protection Agency, Judge Paul Friedman gave his opinion that the Delay Notice was "arbitrary and capricious." Read more

Cardell Cabinetry

Cardell Cabinetry Cited for ComDust & Other OSHA Violations
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 01/10/2012 10:20:00 AM
Cardell Cabinetry has been cited for combustible dust and six other serious violations, as well as four other-than serious safety and health violations, by OSHA. The semi-custom cabinet manufacturer could face penalties totaling $45,000. Read more

 Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt Closing Production Facilities
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/01/2012 1:18:00 PM
CARTHAGE, MO -- Leggett & Platt plans to close manufacturing facilities as part of its restructuring efforts.
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Sun Drop Fuels 'Green Gasoline' from woody biomass

Sundrop Fuels Plans $450M Investment to Make Gas from Wood
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/10/2012 12:25:00 PM
LONGMONT, CO -- Sundrop Fuels Inc. has selected Rapides Parish, LA, as the site of its first gasification plant to produce gasoline from forest waste.
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 Bernie Bottens woodworkingnetwork wood finishing

Shellac Finishes: Why They Still Matter
By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 12/27/2011 4:00:00 PM
Shellac is low tech, but still a widely used product. It functions as a primer, tannin sealer, odor sealer, insulator, and a clear wood finish.
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Crawford Furniture of Jamestown

Crawford Furniture Shuts Down
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/09/2012 10:14:00 AM
JAMESTOWN, NY -- Crawford Furniture, the solid wood manufacturer that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August, has shut down its plant. Read more

 Thomasville Hills of Tuscany

Thomasville Furniture Settles Patent Suit Against Pulaski
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 01/06/2012 3:27:00 PM
Furniture Brands International and its Thomasville Furniture division announced a settlement has been reached in the design patent infringement case against Pulaski Furniture.
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Kirei Windfall engineered wood panel reclaimed souglas fir and hemlock

Finished Reclaimed Wood Has Fine Patina
By Bill Esler | Updated: 12/23/2011 11:16:00 AM
Douglas fir and hemlock boards were among the sources for the latest reclaimed wood product, Kirei Windfall engineered wall panels, used at a retail outlet at a large coffee house chain in the Pacific Northwest U.S.
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Also among the most viewed stories this week:

 Woodmill Products Schelling Panel SawWoodmill Products To Auctioned
By Bill Esler | Updated: 01/07/2012 2:12:00 PM
Assets of Woodmill Products Inc., an architectural millwork shop that filed for bankruptcy in June, was auctioned January 12, 2012.
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Kindel Brazziliance wood furniture hand carvedU.S. Furniture Maker Wins Export Sales
By Bill Esler | Updated: 01/06/2012 9:33:00 AM
With hand carved wood and inlaid veneer, Kindel Furniture heads to well-heeled buyers in the Middle East, Shanghai and Beijing, who seek U.S. handcrafted wood. (Video shows hand carving at Kindel.)
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