Fed Search of Lumber Liquidators Hits Stock, and Tops ReportsLumber Liquidators, searched by Federal Agents for possible Lacey Act violations (none are alleged) was the most viewed report, but Cardell Cabinetry's abrupt shut down, and Furniture Brands ongoing bankruptcy also drew visitors.

Lumber Liquidators took the professional tack in its media strategy, announcing an expansion of its work with Ronald McDonald House - it provided 8,000 square feet of bamboo wood flooring to the Pittsburgh location.

Since 2007, the retailer of hardwood flooring has donated more than 250,000 square feet of flooring to Ronald McDonald Houses, which house families who have relocated in order to support their child who is hospitalized. With the Federal government closed for the time being due to the budget impasse, there results of the search at Lumber Liquidators' headquarters in Toano, VA will likely be delayed.

Here are the wood industry's most viewed reports from the past week.

Lumber Liquidators, hardwood flooring Lumber Liquidators Raided by Federal Agents
By Bill Esler | Posted: September 27, 2013 - 7:55 AM
Lumber Liquidators was searched by Federal Authorities yesterday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant at the flooring manufacturers' headquarters in Toano, VA.      
Cardell Cabinetry Announces Layoffs, After the Fact
By Karen Koenig | Posted: September 24, 2013 - 9:55 AM
Cardell Cabinetry has notified the Texas Workforce Commission of the layoff of 903 employees, more than a week after the company shuttered its doors.

Furniture Brands Chapter 11 Hits Snag on $6 Million Fee 
By Bill Esler Posted: 10/01/2013 11:00AM
Furniture Brands International bankruptcy hit a snag as a trustee objected to a $6 million fee for Oaktree Capital Management. Oaktree is providing debtor in possession financing for the parent of Thomasville, Broyhill, and Lane brands.

Timber Tower Previews 42-Story Wood Skyscraper
By Bill Esler | Posted: September 26, 2013 - 10:35 PM
A Timber Tower design for a 42-story wood tower, the tallest yet envisioned, has been published in a report by Skidmore Owings Merrill, world renowned architects. Its carbon footprint is smaller than a steel tower.
Real Carriage DoorsHow Real Carriage Door Co. Crafts Its Carriage Doors
Bill Esler | Posted: September 29, 2013 - 9:32 PM
How Real Carriage Door Company crafts outswing carriage garage doors and manufactures barn door hardware. The Gig Harbor, WA door company specializes in swing-out wood doors, sliding garage doors, bi-folding garage doors, and sliding barn door hardware and kits.
https://cms.clickability.com/cms?action=showMedia&typeid=-1&mediaid=127192312&version=2&filename=KraftMaid-Cabinetry.jpgKraftMaid Cabinetry to Hike Prices on Plywood Duties
By Rich Christianson | Posted: September 23, 2013 - 1:49 PM
KraftMaid Cabinetry will increase prices of its cabinets by up to 12 percent on Dec. 23, mainly due to duties being levied on hardwood plywood the company imports from China.

Walnut Box, Zebrawood Inlay Redeems Breaking Bad
By Bill Esler | Posted: September 30, 2013 - 11:52 PM

A woodshop teacher's challenge to Jesse in Breaking Bad was a redeeming element for one unsavory character. Jesse recalls four attempts to build a box of Peruvian walnut inlaid with Zebra wood.

 

Closets Organizer The Container Store To Go Public
Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 10/02/2013 9:32AM

Home organization, closets and storage retailer The Container Store Group filed registration with the SEC for a $200 million initial public offering. Related story: Another Organized Closet, Again?
In Video, Conestoga Wood Seeks Supreme Court Hearing
By Bill Esler Posted: 09/29/2013 3:47PM
Conestoga Wood Products asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that requires the wood components business's insurance program to fund birth control. The Hahn family says it violates their Mennonite religious convictions. Follow Conestoga Wood Specialties's trials
Anand Gowda Folding TableWalnut Folding Dinner Tables
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: October 2, 2013 - 9:45 AM

A folding dining table crafted for a small dinner party disappears afterwards. Specialized hardware makes it happen.
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