Woodworkers Connection to Wood Market News

Lumber supply, demand finally meeting

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 19:32

Mill closures, less production and lower inventories have contributed to higher prices for lumber, panels and OSB



CustomMade.com launches revamped site

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 28 July 2009 19:30

custommade_launches_09A revamped version of CustomMade.com was launched in May to better link custom woodworkers to prospective clients seeking their services. The Web site was purchased in January by Boston-based CustomMade Ventures, a privately funded corporation led by CEO Mike Salguero and board chairman Seth Rosen.



Furniture Society focuses on production

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 28 July 2009 19:24

furnature_society_09The Furniture Society's annual conference was a success in terms of the well-attended presentations and overall satisfaction of the membership. The conference, held June 10-13 at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., played on the region's strong history in manufacturing and the theme, "Industrious: The Design, Craft & Commerce of Furniture Making."



Wide audience traveled for NexGen 2009

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 28 July 2009 19:21

wide_audiance_08Second event planned for February 2010 after Biesse America and Stiles Machinery had success with new open house



N.Y. artisan given Smithsonian award

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 26 June 2009 17:50

Michael Puryear, who runs a one-man shop, honored with the Silver Award for his contemporary woodworking skills



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