MasterBrand Cabinets was most-viewed reported this week. Surfing the home building and remodeling recovery, it will spend $8 million expanding Indiana operations. Also popular: horses hate walnut board-shavings.

Why Horses Hate One of Our Favorite Woods - Black Walnut
By Daniel Cassens and Christina Wilson Posted: 04/13/2014
From the horses’ viewpoint, bedding down on walnut shavings or sawdust could literally result in death.
MasterBrand Cabinets $8 Million Expansion To Create 262 Jobs Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/12/2014 12:00PM
MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. announced plans to expand its operations in Indiana, creating up to 262 new jobs by the end of 2016.
La-Z-Boy Sends Casegoods Production to Asia, Sells Lea Furniture Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/17/2014 8:31AM La-Z-Boy announced it will close its Hudson, NC, plant, moving all casegoods production overseas as part of its restructuring efforts. The furniture company also said it will sell its Lea furniture brand.
Plywood Superdesk Seats 150 Ad Agency Creatives
Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/13/2014 7:04PM
A huge plywood and MDF-based desk measuring 4,400 square feet provides side-by-side seating for ad agency the Barbarian Group's 100 employees. Designed by architect Clive Wilkinson, it features a poured resin surface.
Composite Panels-State of Industry EPA Composite Wood Formaldehyde Rule Reopened for Comment
By Karen Koenig | Posted: April 10, 2014 - 12:04 PM
Woodworking manufacturers that use or produce composite panels have until May 8 to submit comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the proposed Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products rule, originally issued June 2013.
Techline USA Outsources Commercial Cabinetry to Stevens
By Karen Koenig Posted: 04/15/2014 11:21AM
Stevens Industries has purchased the rights to produce Techline USA-branded commercial casework following the April 9 announcement by Techline ownership that it would close its Waunakee, WI-based facility beginning June 9, eliminating 93 jobs.

China's Ghost Cities & Mystery of the World's Biggest Building
By Chuck Ray Posted: 04/13/2014 11:27AM
It's been a couple of years since we initially looked at the "ghost cities" of China. At that time, there was a feeling that the development just couldn't go on forever. Well, maybe not forever, but it has continued at least this long.

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Exotic Ziricote Helps Drive 2015 Lincoln Navigator
By Karen Koenig | Posted: April 9, 2014 - 10:17 AM
Featured for years in high-end furniture, musical instruments and luxury wood interiors, ziricote will soon be navigating its way into the automotive market.

EIA Data Corruption: Exposing the True Scale of Logging in Myanmar Corrupt Timber Sales in Mynamar Top $6 Billion: EIA Report
By Karen Koenig | Posted: April 10, 2014 - 10:51
A new report by Environmental Investigation Agency shows widespread corruption in logging and exporting of teak and other wood species by Myanmar.
 Walnut-Hating Horses, MasterBrand Cabinets in Top 10 Wood Reports

NY Times Cabinetmaker Keynotes Cabinets&Closets
By Bill Esler | Posted: April 9, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Paul Downs, cabinetmaker and NY Times bloggist, gave a riveting keynote at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2014. Then Laurel Didier revealed "Mind of the Woodworker" benchmark study.

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