Thomasville Furniture auctions wood machinery, Vaughan Bassett sawdust pile catches fire were among the most viewed wood industry stories this week.



Wood Week's top stories: Thomasville Furniture, Vaughan Bassett
Thomasville auctions Appomattox furniture plant
Thomasville 's 830,000 square-foot RTA furniture woodworking facility in Appomattox, VA, closed earlier this year, hits the auction block August 10, selling woodworking machinery not needed for its other wood production plants.





Wood Week's top stories: Thomasville Furniture, Vaughan Bassett

Sawdust pile ignites at Vaughan-Bassett

Vaughan Bassett, one of the largest domestic residential furniture manufacturers, experienced a sawdust fire at its Galax, VA plant.





Wood Week's top stories: Thomasville Furniture, Vaughan Bassett

Sequoia Award winners announced

Winners
for the 2011 Sequoia Awards were announced , on Friday, July 22 at the Las Vegas
Convention Center by Phil Martin, chairman of
the AWFS Fair woodworking show.





Wood Week's top stories: Thomasville Furniture, Vaughan Bassett

Monks can build wood caskets, judge rules

The building of wood caskets at a Louisiana monastery was okayed by a Federal judge, who ruled that the state's funeral director association had no right to regulate sourcing caskets, wood or otherwise.



Wood Week's top stories: Thomasville Furniture, Vaughan Bassett

 Heat forces mills to cut unneeded maple, poplar, hickory
Hot weather has forced many mills to cut species most subject to stain—Hard Maple, Soft Maple, Poplar and Hickory in particular—regardless of whether the market can absorb lumber in those species, say editors of Hardwood Review.


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