Learn about the success strategies of the 2015 Wood Industry Market Leaders.

In This Issue


Wood Industry Market Leader: Mel Yoder, Yoder Lumber

Woodworking has always been a key component in Mel Yoder’s life. Growing up on the family farm, Yoder says he loved spending time at the portable sawmill owned by his father. “Sprouting up in the woodworking industry, our company has been involved in all segments: timber harvesting, pallet manufacturing, kiln drying and component manufacturing,” he says.


Tiny House Has Legs

Even before launching Echo Living, the UK-based firm that specializes in tiny dwellings and interiors, Designer and Founder Sam Booth was no stranger to small-house living.“I spent the first 12 years of my life living on a converted boat on the river Thames in London with my mother and two brothers, so I understand firsthand both the problems and the joys of small-scale living,” he says.


Tricks To Antiquing a Furniture Finish

When re-creating an antique, you can build something just beautiful, then completely ruin it with a bad finish. Here are some tips on getting new or repaired pieces to match the originals.


Flexsteel Furniture Gets With It in Major Rebrand Project

Flexsteel, the 120-year-old furniture products manufacturer, revised its brand across all media, explains Julie Bizzis, SVP Strategic Growth, including options to share its products directly to social media inspiration outlets such as Pinterest and Houzz, bringing users a new way to connect and advance the Flexsteel brand to the social stratosphere.


Lowly hole saws: Why we love 'em

If you had to compile a short list of must-have tools to ensure a smooth and painless cabinet install, what would you include? A level? An impact driver? A cordless planer? For me, it's the lowly hole saw.

WMS News

Wood Ed Training Simulator Headed for Toronto

Wood Ed, a woodworking machinery virtual reality training system, is being distributed in North America by Taurus Craco Machinery. Developed by Mimbus, the training system provides a safe yet realistic approximation of woodworking machinery for training new equipment users. It will be shown November 5-7 at thre WMS 2015 show in Toronto.

Panel Supply

Stone Countertop Features Antibacterial Surface Treatment

An anti-bacterial coating for granite and other stone has been developed by Antolini, a quarry and stone curator. Based in Italy with U.S. distributors, Antolini says it is the first to apply the treatment - which it brands as A Zerobact - to stone surfaces. Intended for food preparation areas, A Zerobact is available on its newest Signature Stone Collection, and has certifications from the US EPA, EU for Food Contact Safety, NSF for Food Contact Safety. A stamp of authenticity is applied to all slabs treated with A zerobact.


Woodworking Network Magazine November 2015 Products

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