Moabi mahogany cabinetry, Spanish cedar shelving, black melamine panels, plus casework, seating and millwork by Vigilant Woodworks gave the tobacconist W. Curtis Draper, (established 1887, it's the nation's third oldest) a renewed traditional look.
Moabi mahogany cabinetry, Spanish cedar shelving, black melamine panels, plus casework, seating and millwork by Vigilant Woodworks gave the tobacconist W. Curtis Draper, (established 1887, it's the nation's third oldest) a renewed traditional look.

Custom woodworking entrepreneurs are starting up businesses, including a membership club providing access to professional caliber woodworking tools at Philadelphia Woodworks, and acquisition of Amazon Millworks by a former bank executive.

Large scale wood products manufacturing is seeing investment as well, as RiverRun Cabinetry expands its assembly area, and Okaply Plywood's new Alberta plant received its first robot.

Amazing customer architectural woodworking projects - this week its Vigilant Woodworks beautifully executed makeover of a historic retailer -  always draw many page views at woodworkingnetwork.com.

Here are the week's top wood industry reports:

Philadelphia Woodworks and Lumber Mart Opens
By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/16/2012 7:33:00 AM
Philadelphia Woodworks opens a members-only 8,000 sq.ft. woodshop with pro tools and guidance, and lumbers supplies including Providence Millwork reclaimed wood. Read more

 Okaply plywood particleboard

Okaply Plywood Plants Add Robot, Laminators
By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/12/2012 11:17:00 AM
Plywood and panel manufacturer Okaply Industries, which opened a new factory in Calgary, Alberta last fall, says it added a robot and moulding wrapper and laminating lines, one with funding from Investissement Quebec. Read more

Amazon Millworks Acquired by Bank Exec
By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Amazon Millworks sold a majority interest to Grant Yarber, former CEO of Capital Bank. Andrew Sloop, who founded it in 2007, remains at the custom woodworking importer. Read more

KitchenCraft Cabinet App Speeds Semi-custom Estimates
By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/14/2012 8:03:00 AM
Semi-custom cabinet manufacturer Kitchen Craft, LLC, a unit of MasterBrand Cabinets, says it has improved its cabinetry quoting turnaround times since implementing a cost estimating system. Read more

RPM Wood Finishes

Flash Fire at RPM Wood Finishes' Plant Is Investigated
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 04/16/2012 11:37:00 AM
A flash fire at RPM Wood Finishes' plant in Hudson, NC April 13, sent one employee to the hospital and forced the evacuation of the plant's 250 workers. Read more

Stanley Furniture First of $40M in Antidumping Duties
By Rich Christianson & Bill Esler | Updated: 04/17/2012
Stanley Furniture Company (Nasdaq-NGS:STLY) received $9.5 million in antidumping duties on wooden bedroom furniture imported from China, just as Stanley Furniture plans a $4 million spend relocatiing to High Point, NC Read more

Vigilant Woodworks Remakes Historic Tobacco Shop
By Kay Harrison | Updated: 04/17/2012 3:00:00 PM
Moabi mahogany cabinetry, Spanish cedar shelving, black melamine panels, plus casework, seating and millwork by Vigilant Woodworks gave tobacconist W. Curtis Draper, (established 1887) a renewed traditional look. Read more

Durham Furniture Building

Fire Halts Production at Durham Furniture
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 04/18/2012 11:26:00 AM
Durham Furniture's wood production plant in Durham, Ontario, is out of commission for a week or longer due to a fire the morning of April 17. Read more

Graham Wood Products iPad app

Architectural Wood Door Maker Releases iPad App
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 04/09/2012 10:48:00 AM
Graham Wood Doors has introduced an application that allows architects, building contractors and customers to access information about its architectural wood doors on an iPad or iPhone. Read more

 

RiverRun Cabinetry expands assembly area
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/12/2011 4:46:00 PM
RiverRun Cabinetry says it recently expanded their assembly operations to ensure that orders can be expedited within the fast turn-around time - 7 days - for its network of 400 dealers.
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