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Combined home-building shows see big Vegas crowds

Combined home-building shows see big Vegas crowds

It was a strong turnout at the recently combined Kitchen & Bath Industry and International Builders shows, which were held Jan. 20-22 in Las Vegas.

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Wood Markets

Maples sales are strong in winter months

Both hard and soft maple are steady movers, according to lumber suppli...

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Red alder maintains its regional appeal

Red alder is the most abundant hardwood in the Pacific Northwest, avai...

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Features

Reaping the rewards

Reaping the rewards

A strong believer of reaping what you sow, Gary Keener is proud of the business he has worked so hard for through the years. On a daily basis, the owner of G. Keener & Co., a custom furniture shop in New Carlisle, Ohio, lives ...

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Something in the air

Something in the air

There will always be debate about whether a hand-applied finish or a sprayed one is better and there are advantages and disadvantages to both. As the volume of work in a shop increases, woodworkers tend to lean more toward the spe...

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The damage done by dust

The damage done by dust

We breathe in two types of wood dust — organic and inorganic. The former can be spores or fungi released by deteriorating lumber, pollens, seeds, oils, plant toxins, pesticides and so on. Inorganic dust in the woodshop is primar...

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