Thos. Moser Harpswell Chair When important events arise, it's woodworkers who are often asked to create or re-create work that will last for the ages.

The impact of woodworkers in American life was never more clear than when two famed custom furniture makers, Thos. Moser and Kittinger Furniture Co., had their handcrafted work featured at the opening dedication of the George W. Bush Library in Dallas, TX, one of 13 libraries in the Presidential Library System.

Also, topping this week's news: Ashley opened North America's largest furniture plant and wood iPad cash registers ring up sales.

Here are industry's most viewed reports from the past week.

   Ashley Furniture Advance, NC, groundbreaking ceremony   

Ashley Furniture Developing World's Largest Furniture Complex

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 04/19/2013 2:41:00 PM
Ashley Furniture broke ground Wednesday on what is planned to be the world's largest furniture manufacturing, distribution and warehouse complex.
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Happy Owl wood cash box

Wood iPad Cash Registers Add Creative Twist

By Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 04/22/2013 1:35:00 PM
Wood iPad cash registers are popping up all over, allowing small shop owners to use the latest technology in creative wood frames to ring up sales.
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Walnut buffet

Plan for Walnut Buffet Tops Wood Week's Reports

By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A man with a plan for a walnut buffet was the wood industry's most viewed report this week. Cabinetry and furniture craftsman Jared Patchin based his design on a client photo, then adapted it in his drawing. See it all, and the rest of wood industry's most viewed reports. Read more

Archangel Ancient Tree Archive Earth Day replanting

Ancient Redwood Clones Find New Life in Earth Day Global Event

By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Updated: 04/23/2013 1:15:00 PM
Earth Day 2013 will forever have special meaning for the non-profit group Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. April 22, 2013 saw the ceremonial planting of two dozen coastal redwood clones in the U.S. and Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland and Germany. Read more

KBIS 2013 20-20 technology

Universal Design Dominates KBIS 2013

By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/20/2013 12:57:00 PM
Cabinetry, hardware and component engineering that feed the growing 'Universal Design' movement are the dominant trend at KBIS 2013 - along with mixed and contrasting colors, reclaimed wood and updated classic and rustic designs.
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Kittingers Furniture Co.  

Kittinger, Moser Furniture Oval Office Furniture Copied for Bush Library

By Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 04/24/2013 2:11:00 PM
The handcrafted work of Kittinger Furniture Co. will be on display at the George W. Bush presidential library and museum, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
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Wood Products Hot at
GlobalShop Retail Show

By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/17/2013 2:01:00 PM
Wood - engineered, textured, metal-clad, rustic, or reclaimed - remains a mainstay at the GlobalShop 2013 retail architectural interiors and display event running in Chicago.
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Chuck Ray, PennState, Associate Professor of Wood Operations

Are Lumber Prices Too High?

By Chuck Ray | Updated: 04/18/2013 12:01:00 PM
Just when it looks like business is starting to pick up, softwood lumber is going up faster than any other commodity out there. And hardwood lumber is starting to pick up steam as well.
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Quercos Cerre mactrophoto oak

How to Tell Wood Species Apart With Macrophotography

Updated: 04/13/2013 10:53:00 AM
Distinguished International Wood Collectors Society Jean-Claude Cerre videos demonstrate his technique for preparing stunning wood sample photography under magnification, helping identify species precisely.
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Thos. Moser Harpswell Chair

Presidents Sat on Thos. Moser Chairs at Library Opening

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 04/25/2013 10:09:00 AM
The Harpswell Chair, designed by Thos. Moser, manufacturer of handcrafted American furniture, was featured at the George W. Bush Library and Museum.
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