Kitchen Kompact Edges Out Hot Air and Laser Edgebander Reports
May 16, 2013 | 2:03 pm CDT

Kitchen Kompact Edges Out Hot Air and Laser Edgebander ReportsWoodworking Network's reports from the LIGNA and interzum shows took four of the Top 10's most viewed articles of the week.

But a case study on Kitchen Kompact's cabinet assembly prowess edged out all, including a case study of the first Canadian woodworking company to install a laser edgebanding and a report on compressed hot air edgebanding at LIGNA.

Wood industry associations blew a collective sigh of relief following a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling overturning the National Labor Relation Bureau's controversial requirement for employers to post a notice informing employees of their right to unionize. And readers loved Jared Patchen's blog, "What Is Fine Woodworking?" Click on his blog or other stories to see what you missed.

Kitchen Kompact

Cabinets Fly at Kitchen Kompact

By Karen Koenig | Updated: 05/10/2013 8:53:00 AM
Producing thousands of cabinets is all in a day’s work for the Indiana-based Kitchen Kompact.
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Schenk Architectural Imports Stijle branded cabinet doors

Laser Banding Opens New Opportunities for Cabinet Door Firm

By Karen Koenig | Updated: 05/09/2013 4:50:00 PM
Schenk Architectural has expanded its Stijle branded cabinet door line since installing a laser edgebander.
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LIGNA 2013 Hot Air Edgebander

Hot Air Edgebanders Give Lasers a Run for Their Money at LIGNA

By Rich Christianson | 05/12/2013
Several LIGNA 2013 exhibitors demonstrated how edgebanders equipped with new compressed hot air modules can achieve a high-end zero glue line at a much lower investment than laser edgebanders.
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 Brown Street Furniture, Thomas Hirchak Company, liquidation  

Brown Street Furniture to Undergo Liquidation

By Wade Vonasek | 05/13/2013
The Brown Street Furniture Company will be liquidated at an auction on May 18, including a 48,000 square-foot building and a 41,692 square-foot light industrial building plus storage on over nine acres of land.
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 J Alexander Fine Woodworking Jared Patchin  

What Is Fine Woodworking?

By Jared Patchin | 05/14/2013
A reader comment on my curved sapele hall bench projected prompted me to ask - what exactly constitutes fine furniture or fine woodworking in general.
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 National Labor Relations Board  

Woodworking Associations Applaud Overturning of NLRB Rule

By Wade Vonasek | 05/10/2013
The NLBMDA and KCMA have come out in support of a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling overturning an NLRB rule requiring employers to post a notice regarding the right of employees to unionize.
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 Blum red dot design award interzum 2013  

Patented Molded Laminate, Stylish Hardware: Interzum 2013

By Bill Esler | 05/13/2013
Interzum 2013, the wood manufacturing materials, lumber, veneer and hardware components show, opened in a rainy Cologne, Germany. Stylish LED light, color, texture and shapely functional hardware define the show. A patented moldable laminate launched this morning.
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 Biesse bSolid CNC machining software Ligna 2013  

Ligna 2013: Biesse Bets on bSolid for CNC Virtual Part Test Runs

Biesse's big bet at Ligna 2013 is on bSolid software, which uses a shop's own machine driver software to do virtual test runs - revealing conflicts, and allowing production batch 1 items without practice runs. Playful sideos show how.
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Hardwood Lumber Sales Continue to Climb

By Andy Johnson | 05/10/2013
Hardwood lumber sales remained brisk and prices continued to rise across a wide range of species, grades and thicknesses.
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Interzum 2013: Lamello, EKU Hardware Top Material & Design Awards

By Bill Esler | 05/14/2013
Several wood production-related items won top ranking in the 2013 Interzum award: intelligent material & design 2013, including a new P14 Lamello also seen at Ligna, and a hidden sliding door bracket from EKU Porta. But many finalists will interest wood products firms.
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