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IWF planners are counting on bigger show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

iwfThe International Woodworking Fair is fast approaching, slated for Aug. 20-23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Show chairman Rick Hannigan says there will be more exhibitors and expects larger crowds at the year’s biggest industry trade show.

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Furniture Society honors Pritam & Eames founders

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

furnitureThe Furniture Society recently announced this year’s Award of Distinction honorees, Warren Eames and Bebe Pritam Johnson. The dynamic pair founded the Pritam & Eames furniture gallery in East Hampton, N.Y. The annual award will be presented June 19-21 at the studio furniture group’s conference in Port Townsend, Wash.

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Entry deadline nears for Veneer Tech contest

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 May 2014 00:00

entryNow in its 10th year, entries are still being sought for the annual Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge, a woodworking design competition emphasizing creative uses of veneer. The contest is sponsored by Veneer Technologies and the entry deadline is June 1. The winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the Aug. 20-23 IWF in Atlanta.

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Washington woodworker wins Founders’ Award

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 May 2014 00:00

washingtonSteve Habersetzer recently received the Founders’ Award from the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, given annually to a community member who has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the school.

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Globalization is shaking up the market

Written by John English Monday, 19 May 2014 00:00

Rod Schaeffer runs a small hardwood supply business in South Dakota. Most of what he sells comes from suppliers in the northern Appalachians and, on his last buying trip to Pennsylvania, he saw something disturbing. In a warehouse that had pallets of lumber stacked eight and 10 high, buyers from China were walking through the building, pointing at an entire stack and simply nodding. They were buying tens of thousands of board feet at a time and the mill manager was worried that he wouldn’t be able to replace the inventory as quickly as it was leaving. It takes time to harvest, saw and dry hardwoods.

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