No longer are woodworking operations cutting strictly solid wood or wood-based panels, and changes in tool composition and geometry are reflecting this. Rising volume on woodworkers' CNC routers spurred interest in cutting tools, and a backgrounder from Wood Products magazine topped everything else online at WoodworkingNetwork.com.

Masco Cabinetry's updated re-entry into ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets - Arbor Creek - offers matched finishes to other Merillat Cabinet lines and FedExed single-cabinet orders. It was among the week's most viewed stories.

Also highly viewed: Ohio's LEED ban on state projects cleared one house and moves closer to passage. Here are the wood industry's most viewed reports from this week:

A Bit of Cutting Tool Knowledge for Woodworking
By Karen Koenig Posted: 03/05/2014 12:14PM
No longer are woodworking operations cutting strictly solid wood or wood-based panels, and changes in tool composition and geometry are reflecting this.
Redwood poached burl Majestic Redwoods Vandalized by Drug Addicts
By Karen Koenig | Posted: March 7, 2014 - 10:39 AM
Drug addicts and criminals are being blamed for the rash of poaching on California's majestic redwood trees. The thieves are removing burl and bunion growths from standing and fallen old-growth redwoods, then selling them for use in furniture and other wood products.
IKEA's Swedwood Regains FSC Status Following Suspension Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/12/2014 12:44PM
IKEA's Swedwood Karelia forestry operation has regained its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificate of sustainability. The Rainforest Alliance said it lifted the suspension March 10 following an independent appeals committee evaluation of the annual audit

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Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/12/2014 12:44PM

IKEA's Swedwood Karelia forestry operation has regained its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificate of sustainability. The Rainforest Alliance said it lifted the suspension March 10 following an independent appeals committee evaluation of the annual audit.

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Shield Casework's Solid Start in Healthcare Furnishing
By Karen Koenig Posted: 03/05/2014 4:50PM
Shield Casework’s 100% solid surface furnishings are gaining national attention in the healthcare industry, one of the fastest growing segments of wood manufacturing.
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Ohio Law Would Ban LEED v4 on State Projects
By Bill Esler | Posted: March 6, 2014 - 10:16 PM
A ban on LEED v4 for state projects has been passed by the Ohio senate and has moved on to the state legislature. Ohio follows other states, including Maine and Georgia, where LEED has been restricted by governmental action.

Steelcase Pyramid Building Steelcase to Donate Pyramid Building to Education
By Rich Christianson | Posted: March 8, 2014 - 3:24 PM
Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc., having failed to find an acceptable price for its iconic former headquarters, may donate it to a newly established non-profit group that would use it as a STEM-focused education hub for students.
Nick Offerman Offerman Wood Shop Parks and Recreations Woodworking Goes To Hollywood
By Sean Lechowicz | Posted: December 10, 2013 - 1:54 PM Woodworkers come in all different shapes a sizes, they even come in the form of Hollywood celebrities, like Johnny Depp, William Macy, Nick Offerman, and Fred Armisan.
Mesquite Executive Library Desk by Gerry Lamanski
By Matt Schumake | Posted: February 28, 2014 - 1:17 PM
As a master wood craftsman, Gerry Lamanski calls upon traditional woodworking methods to craft custom, heirloom-quality Arizona Ranch Furniture.
Phillips Brothers Steam Driven Sawmill Blog: Last Steam-Powered Sawmills: Hear That Ray Davies?
By Rich Christianson | Posted: March 2, 2014 - 2:05 PM
Through Youtube magic, I have joined a video of the Phillips Brothers' iconic sawmill in Oak Run, CA, and the aforementioned song from one of my all-time fave Kinks' albums, "The Village Green Preservation Society" in one space.

Masco Cabinetry Adds RTA Cabinets with Arbor Creek
By Karen Koenig Posted: 03/05/2014 12:54PM
Masco Cabinetry re-entered the ready-t-assemble cabinet field, launching Arbor Creek. The cabinetry is available to participating who can order quantities as small as a single cabinet.

 

KornerKing Shows New Spin on Lazy Susan in New Jersey
By Bill Esler | Posted: March 11, 2014 - 3:24 PM
KornerKing will show its drawer-filled reinvention of the Lazy Susan, designed in Baltic birch as a retrofit or for new cabinetry, at the 2014 Cabinets & Closets Expo, April 10-11 at the Garden State Exhibit Center.
Eccentric hinge Video: Create an Eccentric Hinge That Clears a Wide Space Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: February 24, 2014 - 8:32 PM
How to create a linkage hinge - an eccentric hinge construction that clears a box.

 

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