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Housing, lumber slump will go till 2010

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 14:27

The historic downturn in lumber demand will likely extend another year until the country’s financial system and housing market can be repaired, according to a new lumber supply-and-demand forecast from Western Wood Products Association.



An eye on 18th-century bedroom furniture

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 21:37

The 11th annual Working Wood in America Conference at Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Va., will focus on bedroom furniture during the 2009 sessions set for Jan. 7-10 and Jan. 11-14. As opposed to previous conferences when the theme has been a single piece of furniture such as a chair or table, the 2009 theme opens up a variety of possibilities. Members of the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop and several textile specialists at Colonial Williamsburg will be joined by educator, craftsman and inlay specialist Steve Latta to conduct conference demonstrations.



Abram returns for ‘New Yankee Workshop’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Thursday, 08 January 2009 00:00

Norm Abram will host the 21st season of “The New Yankee Workshop,” set to premier Jan. 3 on PBS. Each of the season’s 26 episodes will feature a popular project from a past season, with new introductions from Abram. The projects have been carefully selected for craftsmen of all skill levels, including a quarter-sawn oak roll top desk and portable miter saw station.



WMH distributing Powermatic in Canada

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 03 December 2008 00:00

Powermatic woodworking tools and accessories will now be available from distributors in Canada for the first time. The announcement was made in August by Peter Chatel, president and chief operating manager of WMH Tool Group Inc.



Milwaukee show sees active crowd interest

Thursday, 04 December 2008 15:06

The third annual Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show in Milwaukee was held Sept. 27-28 at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee. Similar to its sister show in Providence, R.I., and other furniture shows that have been held during healthy and unhealthy economic times, some exhibitors made great sales, others had no sales, and many obtained good contacts that often lead to down-the-line sales.



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