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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

Students Make Gifts for Veterans in Shop Class

Students who attend a suburban Pittsburgh high school have made a very nice gesture. They wanted to give something back to the brave men and women who have served in the United States armed forces. The students are part of a shop class at Kiski Area High School. They had the idea to make cases Read the full article

Spectacular Home Decor Projects Involving Woodwork

Use of old wood in reclaiming a home is perhaps the most exciting do-it-yourself activity one can undertake. Reclaimed timber and pallet turn trash into treasure when it comes to home d├ęcor. Reclaimed wood projects not only helps you to make use of old and unwanted wood but it also transforms your space into a Read the full article

Portland, OR Offers A Unique Approach To Helping The Homeless

For several years now, a large population of homeless people have been living in Portland, OR. In a current online article that I read today, it tells about how a group of concerned, and motivated community members got together to build more than a dozen of wooden sleeping pods for homeless individuals.   The wooden Read the full article

Hattiesburg man uses woodworking to teach teens life lessons.

No one expects life lessons to come from someone’s woodworking shop, yet the Mount Vernon Baptist Church believes that life lessons can come from unusual places. Several of its parishioners have put this belief into practice, offering lessons about life and Christian living in unusual settings. Shawn Shoe, one of the members of the congregation, Read the full article

Woodworking Against Violence in Chicago

In late 2016, a peaceful march in Chicago was held for the 762 victims of gun violence who perished in the Windy City last year. Peace activists and mourners carried 762 wooden crosses measuring four feet from their base to the top, each cross emblazoned with the name and age of each victim.   The Read the full article