Most viewed and commented about item at WoodworkingNetwork's  Facebook site was Slim Timber's sleek wooden wallets made by hand. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/76778761497/posts/10150919408461498" target="_blank">They are available in Walnut (shown here) or Maple. Join the conversation at Facebook </a>
Most viewed and commented about item at WoodworkingNetwork's Facebook site was Slim Timber's sleek wooden wallets made by hand. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/76778761497/posts/10150919408461498" target="_blank">They are available in Walnut (shown here) or Maple. Join the conversation at Facebook </a>

  Some players in the furniture production industry have few hurdles to overcome, but that may spell opportunity for others, such as Canada's O-Palier, which will move its furniture finishing and  assembly to New York State.

Linwood Furniture and Brown Street Furniture reported struggles to keep operating. Brown Street Furniture suspended operations while it looks for ways to refinance. Linwood Furniture says it hopes an August 10 auction will finder it a buyer among foreign furniture companies that would like a Made in America operation.

Buzz grows as Woodworking Network lays out plans for the International Woodworking Show Aug. 22-25 in Atlanta. A Market Leaders Panel with WOOD 100 execs and Challengers Recognition events will be held in Booth 2429.

 

Furniture Firms Close Factory
Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 07/12/2012 1:00:00 PM
Bedroom furniture manufacturers Brown Street Furniture and Vermont Tubbs, which share a factory in say they have suspended operations. Read more

Larson Custom Cabinets Owner Fights Own Fire
By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/15/2012 10:15:00 AM
Larson Custom Cabinets' Travis Glaus ended up fighting a fire at his own shop last week. Glaus, owner of the 35-employee Cornell, WI cabinetry business, is on the fire department that battled the blaze in this slide show. Read more

O-Palier furniture

Furniture Producer O-Palier Opens U.S. Plant
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 07/11/2012 12:17:00 PM
Residential furniture producer O-Palier has moved its finishing and assembly facility to Malone, NY, from Williamsburg, ON Read more

 

Fine Furniture-grade Wood for iPhones, Kindles
By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/06/2012 2:33:00 PM
Furniture-grade walnut, birdseye maple, ebony maccassar and other fine woods are the antidote to iPhone 4's tendency to damage, says Tucker, GA's Material6. New tablet readers open markets for millions of custom wood cases. Read more

Linwood Furniture

Linwood Furniture, Bankrupt, To Sell Assets
By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/15/2012 11:29:00 AM
Linwood Furniture, under Chapter 11 protection from creditors, asked the court to sell its assets, possibly for $3 million to a foreign wood products firm. Work for Kimball  and Timberlake Inc. complicate matters. Read more

 Marlite Manufacturing Plant

Marlite Wood Factory Cited for Amputation Hazards
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/16/2012 12:46:00 PM
Marlite Inc., a manufacturer of wood veneer and decorative laminate panels, windows and doors, was cited for amputation and 11 other safety hazards by OSHA. Read more


Eco Treated Lumber Gets $100 Million China Backing
By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/12/2012 6:55:00 PM
Eco Building Products (OTCBB: ECOB) received $100 million in backing from a Chinese bank to fund global expansion, the treated lumber products firm announced. Read more

 

Table Saw Safety Rule Controversy Coming to a Head
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/13/2012 12:04:00 PM
Not even table saw safety rule opponents call into question whether or not the SawStop works as advertised. The bigger question: should a government-mandated rule create a lucrative monopoly for the device's patent owner. Read more

 

Sierra Pacific: Bounty Hunters in U.S. Attorneys' Office
By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/18/2012 6:38:00 AM
Millwork and lumber products firm SIerra Pacific says it made a $55 million settlement for the 2007 Moonlight forest fire, not $122 million as the U.S. Attorney's office claims, seeing 'bounty hunter' mentaility. Read more

U.S. Hardwood Exports Hit 72-Month High
By Andy Johnson | Updated: 07/13/2012 9:02:00 AM
Hardwood lumber export data for May 2012 totaled 121.4 million board feet, the highest level in 72 months and the fifth highest monthly total ever. China shipments set a record, and June may be even better. Read more

 

Video: Wood Planer Tuneup by Steve Maxwell
Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 07/12/2012 1:23:00 PM
A wood thickness planer tune-up by woodworking expert Steve Maxwell shows adjustments for a DeWalt 735. Is this video helpful? Let us know. Read more

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