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Furniture companies do their part

Furniture companies do their part Larry Adams To help reduce the generation of solid waste sent to landfills, two of the country’s largest furniture companies have implemented recycling programs. The television images were vivid; the prognostications alarming. In the late 1980s, TV viewers were presented with images of garbage floating aimlessly with no where to […]

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Cherry: the handsome, regal fruitwood

Cherry: the handsome, regal fruitwood Jo-Ann Kaiser Chances are that the fabled cherry tree cut down by George Washington was not the same type used for furniture and cabinet-making. Apart from the many domestic cherry trees used for fruit bearing or decorative uses, black cherry (Prunus serotina) stands alone as the native species used in […]

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IKEA manufacturing subsidiary Swedwood opens the doors to its 930,000-square-foot facility in Danville, VA, part of a four-phase, $281 million plan

Inside Swedwood: IKEA’s first U.S. plant: IKEA manufacturing subsidiary Swedwood opens the doors to its 930,000-square-foot facility in Danville, VA, part of a four-phase, $281 million plan Karen M. Koenig [ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] When IKEA announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in the United States, industry pundits said the multi-billion dollar furniture company was “insane.” […]

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Rougher bit

Rougher bit Onsrud Cutter LP Onsrud Cutter introduces a rougher bit for plywood fabricators. Incorporating scalloped ground rougher technology, which allows for faster feedrates with the benefits of compression spirals, the bit is available in either 3/8-in. or 1/2-in. diameters, Onsrud says. (847) 362-1560 www.onsrud.com Circle #215 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COPYRIGHT 2004 Vance Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT […]

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Denver based Premier EuroCase Inc., a manufacturer of store fixtures and value-added panels, recently installed a Wemhoner short-cycle press to produce thermo fused melamine panels

Denver based Premier EuroCase Inc., a manufacturer of store fixtures and value-added panels, recently installed a Wemhoner short-cycle press to produce thermo fused melamine panels Denver based Premier EuroCase Inc., a manufacturer of store fixtures and value-added panels, recently installed a Wemhoner short-cycle press to produce thermo fused melamine panels. The press, purchased from Stiles […]

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New Products Surface in Las Vegas

New Products Surface in Las Vegas New colors, textures and materials — plus new equipment to fabricate them — debuted at the Solid Surface 2001 International Trade Show and Expo. MORE THAN 4,000 people, most of them fabricators, attended the fourth annual Solid Surface International Trade Show and Expo, held Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 […]

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The Association for Laminating in the New Millennium

LMA: The Association for Laminating in the New Millennium Background The Laminating Materials Association (LMA) is a not-for-profit trade group that represents all types of manmade decorative overlays in North America. In addition, the LMA is the representative organization for all edge-banding in the United States and Canada. The products represented by the LMA are […]

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Hardware reference guide

Hardware reference guide HARDWARE REFERENCE GUIDE Hardware Type (See Code Below) Other Product Name/No. A-Ventures Inc., 4021 A Sentry Post Road, Charlotte, NC 28208 Tel: (800) 798-2291 or (704) 399-2290 Fax: (704) 399-0158 1 KD fittings 3 Pocket doors 5 Casters 6 Magnetic, non-magnetic 7 Magnetic, non-magnetic 9 European 10 All 12, 13, 18 15, […]

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How to get a better bite from your circular saw blade

How to get a better bite from your circular saw blade Sean Derning Here’s some sage advice that circular saw blade users can really sink their teeth into. Getting a circular saw blade to cut smoothly should not necessarily require replacing the old blade with a new one to remedy the situation. Many factors must […]

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CNC machine

CNC machine ShopBot Tools Inc. The newest CNC machine from ShopBot is a Personal Robotic System designed for industrial, commercial or residential applications. The smaller PRS CNCs incorporate many of the same features as ShopBot’s full-size systems, yet weigh less than 300 lbs and occupy less than 16 sq ft of floor space. The PRSalpha […]