Stanley Furniture's abrupt decision to end manufacture of Young America furniture in Robbinsville was the most viewed of the Top 10 wood industry reports this week. Some 400 employees are affected by the closure of an operation that had inspired many wood industry manufacturers.
An April 1 video spoof of edible flooring by a Vancouver was also popular.
Here are the wood industry's most viewed reports from the week.
|Stanley Furniture Ends U.S. Manufacturing at Robbinsville Plant
By Bill Esler Posted: 04/01/2014 9:40PM
Stanley Furniture will end domestic production of its Young America furniture Robbinsville, NC. The award-winning operation had been hailed as a successful example of reshoring furniture manufacturing from China.
|Real Chocolate Flooring Sweetens BuildDirect's Offerings
Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/31/2014 1:42PM
BuildDirect has added real chocolate plank flooring to its lineup of hardwood, laminate, engineered wood and other floor product offerings. Available April 1, BuildDirect's Chocolate Sensation Handscraped Classic Collection is available in dark, milk chocolate and white.
|Video: Cherry Logs Peeled Into Veneer & Stitched to Books
Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: March 28, 2014
Watch as cherry logs are selected from Illinois and Wisconsin forests then sliced into thin veneer to create wood covers for a memo notebook.
|Tsunami Proof Plywood Boat Takes a Spin
Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: March 31, 2014 - 12:50 PM
African mahogany strips are layered into designer Chris Robinson's takes his tsunami-proof plywood boat, which he takes for a test spin in this video.
|Norcraft Cabinets Sales Hurt by Move to Higher Margin Cabinets
By Bill Esler | Posted: March 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM
Norcraft Cabinets Q4 sales rose 13%, net income rose 42%. An IPO gathered $107.3 Million to retire debt. A move to higher margin cabinetry hurt Q4 sales, which grew at a slower pace than the year as a whole. (NYSE:NCFT)
|Herman Miller Orders Jump as Clients Rush To Avoid Price Hike
By Bill Esler Posted: March 25, 2014 - 1:43 PM
Herman Miller furniture orders rose 21% as some customers advanced contracts to avoid a Feb. 3 price increase. Sales rose 7.7% to $455.9 million. A $1.1 million restructuring charge was recorded for Geiger.
|RSI Expands Cabinetry Plant for European Frameless Cabinets
By Karen Koenig | Posted: April 2, 2014 - 11:00 AM
RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions caps off a busy year's worth of activity with the the completion of a 50,000-square-foot expansion at its Mira Loma, CA, facility.
|How to Cut Plastic Like Wood for Outdoor Kitchen Cabinetry
By Bill Esler | Posted: March 27, 2014 - 2:54 PM
Outdoor cabinets for serious cooks are all the rage. Here's how to make a plastic cabinet, including bonding stainless countertops.
|One Chestnut Tree Turned Into One Kitchen Cabinet Suite
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: March 26, 2014 - 5:07 PM
Effeti USA shows a luxe kitchen cabinet installation made from a single French chestnut tree in a signed edition. Effeti's 100% Wood kitchen was featured during the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show.
|Pantone Releases Color Guide for 2015
By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: March 20, 2014 - 8:17 AM
Pantone revealed color trends that will influence the home and interiors marketplace next year in PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2015.
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