Preview Issue

March 2018



News Desk

Wendell Castle, mentor and innovator, dies.
KBIS benefits from strong industry growth.
Kitchen study puts organization first.

WOOD MARKETS: Tiger maple roars.

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FINISHING: Testing wood finishes. By Bob Flexner 

FINISHING: Filling voids, knots and dents. By Scott Grove

THE CUTTING EDGE: Artistic software and tooling. By R.W. Lee

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Tools & Techniques

Ovvo adds hidden connector for particleboard.
Cabinet Vision update focuses on image renderings.
Handibot increases cut capacity with Large Sheet Tool.
Streibig scores with new panel saw.

CUTTING THE CORD: Many of the familiar jobsite tools are now battery operated, while recent innovations also include multi-tools and portable WiFi access.

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IT’S GOOD TO BE KING:  Bob King started his stair making business, King & Co., at the age of 24. While much has changed over the past 32 years, a commitment to quality has never wavered. 


FRESH COATS: Finish manufacturers have been working overtime to produce new products for the wood industry.

GOING WITH THE GRAIN:  The natural look of wood is in, according to various reports, and there’s some amazing stock available from specialty hardwood dealers.

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