How many woodworkers are there and where are they located? What are the trending wood species they are using? Reports on wood market demographics, along with a recap of the most improtant news stories of 2013 - all drawn from the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac - were most viewed items at Here are the week's top wood industry reports:

 Woodworkers: Which Cities Have the Most?
 Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/09/2013 2:53PM

 Which U.S. cities have the most cabinetmakers and bench carpenters? Dallas tops the list, with Los Angeles a close second. Information drawn from the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac is contrasted with Angie's List data.

Lumber Liquidators Sued for Misrepresenting Earnings
By Rich Christianson Posted: 12/10/2013 8:51PM
Lumber Liquidators Holdings inflated its earnings during a 21-month period by importing illegally sourced lumber, a class action lawsuit filed today alleges.

 Woodworking Plant Phillips Enterprises Catches Fire
By Bill Esler Posted: 12/06/2013 1:05PM

Retail display woodshop Phillips Enterprises suffered $200,000 in damage after a fire forced evacuation of a section of its 65,000 square foot shop. The company serves national and local retailers. 

Therma Tru, Door, Quixotic PlumTop 10 Door Colors for 2014 Go Bold
By Simonton Doors | Posted: December 2, 2013 - 2:15 PM

Raucous Orange. Quixotic Plum. Relic Bronze. These are just some of the bold colors that national color expert Kate Smith predicts will be most popular on residential door exteriors in 2014.

Linwood Furniture Linwood Furniture Bankruptcy Decree Finalized
By Karen Koenig | Posted: December 2, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Linwood Furniture has officially ceased as a business following a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge's issuance of a final decree on Nov. 27. The company, once seen an example of American manufacturing survival, earned a visit from President Obama.

Favorite Species: ZiricoteTrending Wood Species Styles & Finishes for Cabinets, Furniture
By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Posted: December 3, 2013 - 9:20 AM

A look at the trending wood species for furniture, cabinetry, flooring and more, plus the treatments that are transforming old standbys like oak into something new and fresh.


 Lose The Sandpaper, Grab The Razor
By Scott Wunder Posted: 11/24/2013 11:56AM

The beauty of finish sanding with a razor is the simplicity and speed. With one razor blade, I can quickly smooth a surface between coats on a job that would eat up several sheets of sandpaper.

Woodworkers: How Many, Where, & Favorite Species Top Week's News Fletcher Wood Makes a Case for ERP Software
By Jonah Coleman | Posted: December 5, 2013 - 3:24 PM
Fletcher Wood Products had an information problem. In some areas, we had enough data being collected but the only access was through a text-driven, DOS-based database program. In other areas we were in the same boat as everyone else

Canadian 'Wood First' Move Stirs Ire of Cement, Steel Industries
By Bill Esler Posted: 12/08/2013 10:55AM

Government support of wood manufacturing and construction has stirred opposition from two other construction material sectors: Canada's steel and cement businesses.

Video: Production Cabinetry New Installation How To
Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/04/2013 8:22PM

Detailed production cabinetry installation video, 41 minutes long, shows setting island, drilling holes for handles, miter cutting crown molding, and air powered pinning of moulding and trim, created by Bill Connelly.

Top Woodworking News - 2014 Wood Industry Almanac
By Rich Christianson |  Posted 12/4/2013
A run-down of the major news themes for 2013 finds a woodworking industry that saw marked gains overall, with continued improvement in the housing market, a leading indicator of the U.S. wood products industry. Here's the report from the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac.

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