Woodworkers Connection to Wood Market News

‘Small’ market for woodworkers pops up

Written by Steve Marks Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

09_news_deskProfessional woodworkers wishing to expand their business might want to consider going very tiny or not-so-big. These phrases are part of a growing movement in housing toward smaller homes. To some in this movement, small means under 500 sq. ft., even as small as 90 sq. ft. To others, it means downsizing, or right-sizing, from a 4,000-sq.-ft. McMansion to a beautifully designed 2,000-sq.-ft. home.

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Non-profit helps shops add skills

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

The Regional Wood Products Consortium is busy these days helping woodworking companies in the Northeast boost production and efficiency by conducting workshops on lean manufacturing and mass customization skills.

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New dates set for Fine Furnishings shows

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

12_news_deskThe juried Fine Furnishing shows have proven to be a viable sales outlet for furniture builders at three locations: Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Providence, R.I. But returning and prospective exhibitors should be aware of several date and venue changes for the 2012 season.

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Students step up to woodworking challenge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00

12_news_deskA group of high school students recently made a point of proving that woodworking manufacturing can still thrive in the U.S.

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Furniture maker gains Google commission

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00

Google recently selected furniture maker Michael Trebbe of Hampden, Mass., to re-create some of his original modernist chairs to adorn its new corporate headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

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