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KBIS and IBS thrive with joint event in Las Vegas

KBIS and IBS thrive with joint event in Las Vegas

The decision to hold the International Builders Show with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show worked well, according to organizers. Both of the sponsoring groups — the National ...

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Wood Markets

Demand increases for red & white oak

Demand increases for red & white oak

There’s strong demand for both red and white oak, according to lumbe...

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Smart buyers are switching to soft maple

Smart buyers are switching to soft maple

Buying soft maple will save you about 60 cents/bf at the retail level ...

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Features

Only in America

Only in America

Spend a couple of nights waking along Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as The Strip, and eventually nothing will surprise you. A middle-aged man wearing a diaper and nothing else? Check. An old lady in a Batman costume ordering at ...

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Lean and loving it

Lean and loving it

Anyone who has picked up a business magazine in the last couple of decades has read about lean manufacturing. It’s on cable, the Internet, in seminars, bars and boardrooms. And it’s as confusing as it is popular.

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Perception vs. reality

Perception vs. reality

Cabinetmakers and furniture builders often look at finishing in very different ways. The former usually spray lacquer or varnish, while the latter often apply wax, oil or shellac by hand. Both, however, are looking for a delicate ...

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