Veneer Making and Applications Top Week's ReportsFinishing and refinishing wood veneer, and plus a new channel devoted to veneer basics and technical advice is proving extremely popular at WoodworkingNetwork.com.

Wood finishing guru Bernie Bottens just completed a three-parter on veneer finish checking. And Oakwood Veneer is powering a new channel at Woodworking Network on veneer basics, tips, and troubleshooting.

Also topping the news, Steelcase results took a hit from European market troubles. The business furniture makers says it is negotiating with authorities in France over workforce issues. The standard work week in France is just 35 hours.

Here are the wood industry's most read reports from the week:

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Steelcase, Seeing Red Ink, Negotiates Layoffs in France

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 03/29/2013 3:51:00 AM
Restructuring charges yield a loss, but the contract furniture giant Steelcase saw big growth in the Americas. Impairments and tax charges were mostly in Europe; $3.6 million for environmental remediation at a former U.S. manufacturing plant.  Read more

Houzz Home Remodeling Study Finds Bullish Consumers

By Bill Esler | Updated: 03/27/2013 10:52:00 AM
U.S. homeowners are bullish on remodeling, with 53% ready to renovate, says a Houzz study released this morning. Confidence is highest in the West, and lowest in the Northeast. Most don't need to tap a bank line of credit for their project. Read more

   

Norcraft Cabinetry Sales Up, Loss Widens

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 03/26/2013 3:21:00 PM
Norcraft Cabinets revenue rose more than 14 percent four quarter, but its loss widened compared to a year ago. For the year sales reached $288.8 million, up 7.2 percent. The company lost $9.6 million, more than double last year. Read more

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AWFI Opens $4 Million Finishing and Training Lab

Posted by Karen Koenig | Updated: 03/29/2013 11:00:00
AWFI completed construction of a $4 million finishing research and training lab in South Boston, VA. The National Center for Coatings Application, Research and Education provides resources for automated finishing and hand spray coatings application. Read more

Five Big Hardware Firms Set to Exhibit at WMS 2013

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 03/31/2013 7:35:00 PM
Five of Canada’s largest sources of decorative and functional hardware are among the first wave of companies to contract space for the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo, Oct. 24-26 at the International Centre. Read more

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More Causes of Veneer Checking

By Bernie Bottens | Updated: 03/28/2013 2:00:00 PM
This week we look at environmental changes, from sourcing through installation, and how they may impact the veneer. Read more

Digital Cabinetry Print Technology In Most Viewed Reports

By Bill Esler | Updated: 03/28/2013 12:35:00 PM
Custom Cupboard will debut a new digitally imaged cabinetry. And Masonite doors moved closer to a public offering. These were among the week's 10 most-viewed reports. Read more

 

Great Video: Island Cabinet by Brian Grabski

Updated: 04/01/2013 7:29:00 PM
Brian Grabski, a Minneapolis, MN-based commercial woodworker, specializes in building custom interiors and one-of-a-kind furniture.
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Scm Group Debuts Handmade Digital Woodcraft at iSaloni

Updated: 04/01/2013 9:45:00 PM
For the first time ever, Scm Group will launch, "I Wood Like: Handmade & Digital Crafting, during an iSaloni furniture show, this one in Milan, April 9-14.
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Scm Group Debuts Handmade Digital Woodcraft at iSaloni

Updated: 04/01/2013 9:45:00 PM
For the first time ever, Scm Group will launch, "I Wood Like: Handmade & Digital Crafting, during an iSaloni furniture show, this one in Milan, April 9-14.
Read more

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