Woodworking Network June 2015


Precision Cutting Technology Gave Cal Door Consistency in its Door Production

A wholesale manufacturer and major supplier of high-end cabinet components, Cal Door credits its success to a combination of old-world craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. The company has also shown resiliency in the face of economic adversity.“We weathered a serious slump with the mortgage crisis and after-effects to housing and remodeling but have recovered and now employ 350 in our two facilities,” says Operations Manager Mark Souza.


Technology, Supplies and Education Available at AWFS 2015

AWFS Fair 2015 hits Las Vegas, NV, this summer from July 22 to 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Woodworking machinery manufacturers and suppliers will display the latest advances and developments in equipment technology and product supplies.Business is booming for many large and small wood products manufacturers and the biennial event provides those shop owners and manufacturing executives a chance to network and pick up best practices tips from industry experts. What’s more they can discover new machinery and supplies to develop products faster and more efficiently.


UK Designer Grows Complete Furniture Pieces

 Gavin Munro has grown his business literally from the ground up.  “We’ve taken a complete rethink of how wood is used as a material,” says Munro, a furniture designer and owner of Full Grown, an ecological, zero-waste producer of wood furniture.Instead of traditional methods — harvesting trees, milling, shaping and assembling the wood into furniture —   “We’ve bypassed that completely and we now grow trees directly into the shapes and forms that we want,” he says.


Custom Wood Component Maker, Decore-ative Specialties, Marks 50th Anniversary

In 1965, standard-sized cabinets were all the rage, the average turnaround time on components was weeks — not days — and the tape-controlled routing and shaping machine was still a year away from making its mark in the woodworking industry. It was against this backdrop that Jack Lansford Sr. made the pivotal decision to start a custom wood door factory to service small cabinetmakers in Southern California.


Remodelers' Confidence Grows, New Business Opportunities Available

As the year kicks into high gear, after a busy spring and a strong start to the summer construction months, remodeling studies, surveying both professionals and homeowners, suggest optimism and continued growth for the industry for the remainder of 2015.The National Association of Remodelers (NARI) released its first quarter report which indicated NARI members were in a better position over the same period the year prior, and those members also felt very optimistic about business conditions.