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Woodworking Industry

A Woodworking Nomad Has It Made

Many people imagine a woodworker to be someone with a home and a large woodworking shop located in the basement or a massive barn outside. While this may be true for many woodworkers, it certainly isn’t true for John McGill. McGill is a talented woodworker who doesn’t happen to have a home. In fact, he Read the full article

Wood Technology a Solution to the Derailing Lumber Industry

If you are in the lumber industry, it’s important that you keep tabs on the new lumber technology. The technology enables you to slice up a two by four beam and align it perpendicularly then glue or laminate to form a giant sandwich. The resulting Panel is both energy efficient and light, making it easier Read the full article

Buying Items from a Professional Woodworker

If you’ve ever gone down the street and noticed someone selling wood carvings, you know how expensive these pieces can be. While totally gorgeous and beautiful in their own way, these carvings could set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars if you aren’t too careful about where you’re buying from. One way to Read the full article

Using Woodworking as a Way to Relax

In this day and age, we’re all looking for a way to relax from an otherwise hectic and chaotic life. Some people get into bad habits to take their mind off of their troubles, like smoking and overeating, while others find a more viable outlet that truly pays off in many more ways than one. Read the full article

Is Woodworking a Fun Hobby?

Developing a hobby and truly enjoying what you’re doing can actually be more difficult than you think. The reason for this is due to the fact that people spend a lot of money on a hobby only to find that they get bored with it and give it up entirely. Woodworking, on the other hand, Read the full article

Pier 1 Chairs Recalled in Light of Lead Paint

Pier 1 has recalled thousands of Temani wicker outdoor chairs that were subject to excessive lead paint usage. There have been no reported cases of consumer ailment, but this is a precautionary measure that could potentially save lives. Pier 1 does not have a history of safety violations, so no long term sanctions will be Read the full article

What are the Benefits of Woodworking?

Nowadays, you’ll find an insurgence of people taking up the hobby of woodworking. The beauty about woodworking is that it provides the person with an outlet to express their creativity. It is also a cheaper hobby for individuals who might be on a strict budget where they can’t necessarily spend thousands just to get started. Read the full article

SFI Certification for SmartLam

In the United States, SmartLam becomes the first company to earn SFI Certification. This accomplishment will allow them to pursue larger projects without risk of insurance. Cross laminated timber can be dangerous in the wrong contexts, but this certification guarantees that SmartLam is using the right operating systems and machinery. Different degrees of SFI certification Read the full article

Woodworking and Where You Can Go Wrong

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/17/pittsburghs-kerf-cases-enrobes-your-phone-in-fine-wood/   Building a shed or similar sizable building, remodeling a room, crafting a table, and just about anything that turns wood from a beautiful, raw block into a gratifying work of art is truly satisfying. Many people pick up woodworking as a hobby because of the instant gratification that accompanies it. Woodworking is not Read the full article

Labor and Technology Changes in the North American Woodworking Industry

The woodworking industry in the United States and Canada is facing challenges related to its workforce and its adoption of technology. On one hand, American woodworking companies are enjoying the continuous and gradual economic recovery that has been unfolding over the last few years; on the other hand, Canadian companies are facing a shortage of Read the full article