Joint preparation

Successful edge and face gluing By Jaye Schroeder Edge- and face-gluing solid lumber puts even the strongest adhesive to the test and makes it all the...

Customer-driven design

An approach to design that’s good for business The word design has 14 definitions in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. It can certainly be a challenging...

Mix it up marketing

Take ownership of your company’s marketing; One size does NOT fit all “If you build it, he will come.” While that line eventually worked for...

Filling the skills gap

A unique program  gives hope to industry, and spirit Dean Mattson is director of the cabinet-making program at North Salem High School in Salem, Ore....

Selling Stateside

SMART EXPORTERS FIND SUCCESS, SOUTH OF THE BORDER Up until 2008, the U.S. served as Canada’s largest export market for value-added wood products. According to...

Dust… Spark… Inferno

Combustible dust is a deadly wood-industry hazard. Postive steps can help prevent explosions from two sources: regulations and fire. Four workers have been killed recently,...

Lock into logistics

The ins and outs of efficiency — today! You may “love logistics,” as current UPS ads insist, but you may be lonely in your amour. In...

Reader Survey Report 2012

This year’s Readers’ Survey was a huge success, but there is an elephant in the room, so let’s get rid of that first. We...

Comments by respondents to 2012 Reader Survey

Question: What do you like about Wood Industry, and you would like to see us retain? The editorials are the best. I like the practical, how-to...

Let’s hear from the designers

Designers are not  decorators,  says Sally Mills, and if you don’t know that, you don’t know the law. According to Mills, “We are not...