A Georgia-Pacific plywood plant dust explosion and a shooting rampage at a sawmill in a Western Wood Products topped the 10 most viewed wood industry reports in the last two weeks. But a wood component business case webcast with Northern Contours and Drawer Connection was also highly viewed.

Visitors to WoodworkingNetwork liked the story of Nathie Katzoff, owner of NK Woodworking, who won four of the five 2014 top staircase awards from the Stairway Manufacturers Association. "It's a very supportive group, but everyone's easily twice my age," says the 26 year old.

Here are the most viewed woodworking stories from the past two weeks>

Georgia-pacific Corrigan Texas Plywood Plant Explosion Injures 9 Georgia-Pacific Employees
By Bill Esler | Posted: April 28, 2014 - 8:14 AM
An explosion at Georgia-Pacific's Corrigan, TX plywood and flooring plant injured nine employees, four of them flown to a hospital in Houston for burns. Combustible dust could be involved, say local firefighters.
Western Forest Products Two Shot Dead at Western Forest Products Sawmill
By Karen Koenig | Posted: April 30, 2014 - 1:58 PM
Two workers were shot dead and two more were injured at a shooting Wednesday morning at Western Forest Products' Nanaimo sawmill in Nanaimo, BC.
Devoe Martin Affordable Closets Plus 2014 Top Shelf Design Winner Design Challenges Devoe Martin Beat To Win Top Closet Awards
By Rich Christianson | Posted: April 21, 2014 - 11:59 AM It's déjà vu for Devoe Martin of Affordable Closets Plus, back-to-back Overall Winner of the annual Top Shelf Design Awards presented at a gala awards reception April 9 during the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo in Somerset, NJ.
Nathie Katz Stairway Builder, 26, Sweeps Four National Wood Stairs Awards
By Bill Esler | Posted: April 26, 2014 - 9:32 AM
Nathie Katzoff, owner of NK Woodworking, won four of the five 2014 top staircase awards from the Stairway Manufacturers Association. "It's a very supportive group, but everyone's easily twice my age," says the 26 year old.
It's Only a Paper Floor, But You'd Believe It's Real -Wood Planks
By Bill Esler | Posted: April 23, 2014 - 7:05 AM
Fake wood laminate flooring - a trompe l'oeil using decoupage faux bois - reflects the level of skill that one crafty consumer has attained. Builder's paper, Minwax and upholstery tacks create the effect.
The Case for Outsourcing Wood Components: Webcast
Originally broadcast April 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. CT.
Should you outsource doors, drawers and other wood components? Be sure to weigh in factors like speed, quality, consistency and, often overlooked, the wider range of designs. Watch it now
  LEED v4 Materials Credit Banned in South Carolina
By Karen Koenig | Posted: April 29, 2014 - 12:32 PM
Green building's LEED v4 received another hit earlier this month when South Carolina banned state building projects from using the materials credit that requires ingredient reporting.
Steelcase Truck Steelcase to Close High Point Furniture Plant, 230 Layoffs
By Karen Koenig | Posted: May 7, 2014 - 11:15 AM
Steelcase will close its contract furniture plant in High Point, NC, over the next two years, and layoff 230 workers. Manufacturers continue to realign operations to meet changing markets.
D&L Wood Products Renowned for Stunning Millwork
By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 04/30/2014 3:39PM
D&L Wood Products, located in Indianapolis, IN, evolved from a one-car garage to nationally renowned firm fabricating museum-quality architectural millwork.
  Labor Shortage: Homes Delayed for Lack of Cabinet Installers
By Bill Esler | Posted: May 5, 2014 - 7:34 PM
Home builders says trades workers are in short supply. Shea Homes reports 22 homes were delayed three weeks for lack of cabinet installers. Other trades workers are also harder to find as overall employment levels rise.

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