Waterloo keyboard tray
Waterloo keyboard tray

A top story this week was news that Knape & Vogt will consolidate its Waterloo plant into its  Grand Rapids, MI facilities. The closure of the Kitchener, ON-based Waterloo manufacturing facility, which employs an estimated 230 people, was announced May 1.

Also in the top news, NASCAR driver Sam Hornish, Jr. builds a tree house; Bolefloor's floorboards beautiful curve; EPA penalities and wood flour composite lumber for New Jersey's storm-damaged boardwalk.

Here are the top stories of the week from WoodworkingNetwork.com 


CNC Router Aids Woodworker in 3D Design Production

By Wade Vonasek | 05/06/2013
Woodworker and former graphic designer Grant Nicholson purchased a CNC router because of its ability to produce 3D designs and to work with natural materials such as wood.
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Woodshop Project Snares Wurth NASCAR Driver

By Wade Vonasek | 05/06/2013
NASCAR driver Sam Hornish, Jr. built a tree house for his daughters using high-grade pine and featuring vinyl rough cut shake siding and French doors.
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 Bolefloor livedge wood flooring tongue-in-groove  

Bolefloor Flooring, Panels, Cut Not in Straight Lines

By Bill Esler | 05/04/2013
Bolefloor mills floorboards not in straight lines, but with curving edges that follow the natural grain of the tree wood. The wood is also milled for tabletops and millwork applications. It will be at Interzum 2013.
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 WoodCrafters Home Products LLC

MasterBrand Parent FBHS to Acquire WoodCrafters Home Products

By Karen Koenig | 05/03/2013
MasterBrand Cabinets parent Fortune Brands Home & Security will acquire WoodCrafters Home Products LLC, a manufacturer of bathroom vanities and tops. The transaction is valued at $300 million.
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 TimberTech New Jersey Boardwalk  

Wood Flour Composite Lumber Used on New Jersey Boardwalk

By Bill Esler | 05/05/2013
New Jersey's historic two-mile long Spring Lake Boardwalk is being rebuilt with TimberTech Composite Surface, made of wood flour and recycled plastic. The project, shown in a video, will be completed by Memorial Day.
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 Wood species identification

Wood Science 101: Wood Species ID and Macrophotography

By Chuck Ray | 04/13/2013
One question that wood scientists get asked more than any other is..."What type of wood is this?" Sometimes the answer is easy, but often it isn't.
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 Hardwood Plywood Antidumping Coalition

U.S. Hardwood Plywood Makers Bolstered by DOC Ruling

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 05/03/2013 5:22:00 PM
Members of the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood (CFTHP) were heartened by the U.S. Department of Commerce's preliminary determination Tuesday to impose antidumping duties of either 22.14% or 63.96% on the vast majority of imported Chinese hardwood plywood.
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EPA Penalizes 17 Violators of the Lead Paint Rule

Posted by Karen Koenig | Updated: 05/03/2013 2:44:00 PM
The EPA announced penalties against 17 companies for violating the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.
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Knape & Vogt Moves Waterloo Operations to Michigan

Posted by Karen Koenig | Updated: 05/06/2013 8:15:00 AM
Knape & Vogt will consolidate the operations of Knape & Vogt – Waterloo into its facilities in Grand Rapids, MI. The closure of the Kitchener, ON-based Waterloo manufacturing facility was announced May 1.
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RSI Home Products

RSI's Strategic Alliance with Professional Cabinet Solutions

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 05/08/2013 9:56:00 AM
RSI Home Products strikes a strategic alliance with Professional Cabinet Solutions allowing RSI to
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