Archives for October 2017

Rendezvous WMS

One of our readers wrote in last month with a capital idea, in my opinion. He said President Trump should shave off the sides of his hair in a Kim Jung Un mimic, go on TV and say, I am coming for you. It would never work, but the visual in my head got me […]

Technology inspires design

WHEN ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS approach a project these days, whether it involves cabinetry or furniture production, technological developments over the past 25 have affected their thinking about design. The question as to what degree things have changed is an important one to Alain Albert, who studied architecture in the 1980s and later transitioned into industrial […]

Selling custom products on the web

If you manufacture a custom or a customizable product, you have probably wondered how it could possibly sell online. We’ve all seen those fancy flash websites where you can design a wardrobe or put together all the options and build a new car, but let’s face it, those sites may cost hundreds of thousands of […]

Door and countertop production driven by people, technology

When Fernand Belanger opened his Montreal, Que., business in 1965, he was a countertop pioneer working with particle board and laminate. Fifty-plus years later, cabinet doors have been added to the mix at this thriving shop in Boucherville, Que., a suburb of Montreal. Today, this location of Belanger Laminates is a manufacturer of postform countertops, […]

3 Legal Updates: Business income tax, asset sales and auditing policy

ELIMINATING SOME INCOME TAX ADVANTAGES On July 18, 2017, the Federal Department of Finance announced proposed changes to the Income Tax Act (the ITA) in Canada that are intended to “level the playing field” by removing certain tax advantages that for decades have been part of tax planning for many family-owned businesses operating through private […]

Pursuit of perfection

I was recently helping another designer with a project — a kind of DIY project — and in this case I was playing the role of fabricator, not designer. At a certain point, I told the designer that we had a problem, that there was an issue with alignment and dimensions. To which the designer […]

Vertical panel saws feature one-piece frame and scoring saw

Space-saving Orca series vertical panel saws from Holytek Canada are built from a one-piece frame for maximum rigidity and equipped with a scoring saw unit. Standard equipment includes retractable support for small workpieces, copying stopper for successive cutting of equally dimensioned workpieces, two length stops for vertical cutting and a stopper for horizontal cutting. It […]

Compact lift system hardware for furniture and cabinets

The Wind lift system from Salice is characterized by compactness and elegant design said to provide smooth and controlled movement. Wind is suitable for kitchen cabinets, office furniture, small cabinets, living room furniture or bedrooms. The completely mechanical system is also characterized by a fast tool-free assembly to the door and the cabinet. Units are […]

Threaded insert for all types of wood applications

Rampa Tec has introduced the SKD330 patented threaded insert for all types of wood applications. With its three external cutting threads the insert is said to eliminate tilting and speed up assembly, while providing maximum pull out and torque values. Inserts have a sealing collar and hex drive, work for a wide range of substrates […]

Manufacturers invited: Roundtable 2017

W.I. Media and Wood Industry magazine will conduct the first-ever Wood Industry Manufacturers Roundtable on 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the Royal Ambassador Event Centre, just north of the WMS show. Interested manufacturer-readers may sign up for free admission on a first-come/first-served basis by emailing us, or writing to Roundtable, W.I. Media Inc., […]