Turns out Jay Leno knows his woods better than the guy who restored his classic 1948 Chrysler Town and Coutnry convertible. At least this is a lesson learned from this popular blog penned by Chuck Ray and featuring a video from the Jay Leno Garage.

Woodworking Network visitors also were enamored by a story of pint-sized wooden race cars. Pinewood derby cars, a staple of Cub Scout competitions, continue to rev up lots of adults as well. 

Wood cars be they big or small were both beaten out for page views by Woodworking Network's breaking news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency planned to pattern a national formaldehyde rule for particleboard, MDF, hardwood plywood and hardboard after the CARB Rule that took effect in California in April 2007. Almost three yeas have passed since President Barack Obama signed the industry-supported Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.

Here's a recap of last week's top viewed stories on Woodwrking Network.


EPA Proposes Rules for Wood Composite Formaldehyde Emissions

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 05/29/2013 2:05:00 PM
California's rule governing formaldehyde emissions from composite wood panels would become the law of the land under a pair of proposed rules announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Jay Leno Goes Wood

Jay Leno Goes Wood

By Chuck Ray | Updated: 05/26/2013 4:32:00 PM
A video from "Jay Leno's Garage" shows one of the best of the best, the 1948 Chrysler Town and Country convertible and also demonstrates the durability of wood..
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Wooden Race Cars Increasingly Popular with Adults

By Wade Vonasek | 05/14/2013
Pinewood Derby racers, the wooden race cars built and raced by Cub Scouts, are not just for young folks anymore.
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Fiber-Reinforced Wood Used as 'Ink' for 3D Printing

By Mark Vruno | 05/22/2013
Oakland-based Emerging Objects has developed wood-based material for 3D object printing, replacing plastic with recycled hardwood and softwood fiber sources.
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Repeat-offending Sawmill in Maine Faces $79,310 in OSHA Fines

By Mark Vruno | 05/22/2013
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited sawmill NC Hunt Inc. for three alleged repeat violations and seven serious violations of workplace safety standards.
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Advantage Lumber Adds CNC Moulders, Launches Wood Decking Inc.

By Bill Esler | 05/25/2013
Advantage Lumber has launched Wood Decking Inc., adding multiple CNC moulders and milling equipment to produce moulding, tongue and groove, and wood products in a 50,000-square foot manufacturing and distribution facility near Los Angeles.
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Maple Prices to Rise as Supplies Lag Demand

By Andy Johnson | 05/24/2013
Cabinet, furniture and component manufacturers will buy more unselected soft maple for use in painted and darkly stained products, which continue to grow in popularity.
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Should U.S.Cabinet Makers Copy Europe?

By Bill Esler | Updated: 05/23/2013 8:11:00 AM

A philsophy of design divides U.S. and European wood products manufacturers. Are the products we produce here really what Americans want?
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How to Assemble Expanding Barnwood Round Table

Western Heritage Furniture's latest creation is an expanding round table built for Connie Sondeno in Wyoming.
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Eovations Universal Forest Products

Synthetic Wood Venture Launched by Universal Forest Products

By Bill Esler | 03/09/2013
A synthetic wood technology, Eovations, creates an oriented, fiberized composite with wood-like performance for carpentry, but with durability and other properties beyond wood itself. An affiliate of Universal Forest Products, Eovations uses a patented extrusion process ...
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