Innovations at Interzum 2013 were among the top viewed stories this week including a look at thick wood textured surfaces, fish-skin laminates and the plasma energy alternative to lasers and conventional gluing.

Also in the news, a woodworker takes to Kickstarter to raise money for his pinhole cameras made from wood; laser bander opens new doors for a cabinet firm; Vecoplan outfits one of the world's largest wood pellet plants and Advanced Cabinet Systems launches a new furniture division.

Here are the week's most viewed articles:

Schenk Architectural Imports Stijle branded cabinet doors

Laser Banding Opens New Opportunities for Cabinet Door Firm

By Karen Koenig | Updated: 05/09/2013 4:50:00 PM
Schenk Architectural has expanded its Stijle branded cabinet door line since installing a laser edgebander.
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ONDU, wooden pinhole camera

Wood Products Start-up Seeks Investors at Kickstarter

By Wade Vonasek | Updated: 05/17/2013 7:38:00 AM
Woodworker Elvis Halilović, through his brand ONDU, recently unveiled a series of pinhole cameras made from wood, and is using the website Kickstarter to help boost production.
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Thick Wood Textures Make Interzum Impression

By Bill Esler | Updated: 05/16/2013 1:10:00 PM
At Interzum 2013, veneer and laminates cross paths, with thick textured surfaces on the rise. Laminates add depth, and wood panel products go deeper still to distinguish themselves in the market.
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German Pellets wood pellets woodville TX Vecoplan

Vecoplan Wins Massive U.S. Wood Pellet Plant Order

By Bill Esler | Updated: 05/20/2013 6:39:00 AM
Vecoplan won a $25.7 million contract from German Pellets Gmbh, which will begin construction on the world's largest wood pellet plant, in Urania, LA. It is double the size of a Woodville, TX plant going on line now.
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Kitchen Kompact

Cabinets Fly at Kitchen Kompact

By Karen Koenig | Updated: 05/10/2013 8:53:00 AM
Producing thousands of cabinets is all in a day’s work for the Indiana-based Kitchen Kompact.
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Advance Cabient Systems, Sandhill Furniture

Advance Cabinet Systems Launches Furniture Division

By Bill Esler | 05/21/2013
Advanced Cabinet Systems has launched Sandhill Furniture, a new division of ACS for the educational, commercial, and residential markets. ACS makes laminate casework and retail store fixtures.
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Fish-Skin Laminate, Inventive Hardware Win Interzum Prizes

By Bill Esler | Updated: 05/14/2013 12:09:00 PM
Salmon skin on a board, embossed panels, textured veneers, distressed lumber, and fabric laminates - plus inventive hardware - were among entrants who won a finalists quality prize in the 2013 Interzum award: for intelligent material & design. Here's a slide show:
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 Ligna 2013 Plasmatreat Edgebanding

Ligna 2013: Edgebander Plasma Retrofits for Seamless Joints

By Bill Esler | Updated: 05/12/2013 11:35:00 PM
Plasmatreat showed an updated version of its plasma energy alternative to lasers and conventional gluing to attain seamless 'zero joints' edgebanding and 'open surface lamination' at Ligna 2013.
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Woodworking Made in America

Wood Refinisher Sees Advantage with Made in USA Certification

By Wade Vonasek | Updated: 05/17/2013 9:54:00 AM has been named Made in USA Certified, the first home improvement contractor in the country to receive the designation.
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 Creative Cabinet Works Toano VA

Creative Cabinets Works in $1 Million Plant Investment

By Bill Esler | 05/18/2013 |
Creative Cabinet Works broke ground on a 17,000-square-foot facility to house a new showroom and cabinetry fabrication operations.
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