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Project Gallery:   Professional woodworkers post examples of their work in this interactive venue

Sawmill Gallery:   Professional primary processing companies display and describe their sawmill facilities

Shop Gallery:   Professional woodworkers display and describe their shop facilities, products and equipment

Shopbuilt Equipment Gallery:   Professional woodworker's jigs, rigs, and shopbuilt equipment

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Forums           return to top

Recent Posts from All Forums:   View the most recent posts from all of WOODWEB's Forums in one location

Adhesives Forum:   Discussing the proper use of woodworking glues, contact cements, epoxies, and other bonding agents

Architectural Woodworking Forum:   Quality standards and production of wood mouldings, doors, windows, and other types of architectural work

Business and Management Forum:   Lively conversations on topics like starting your woodworking business, sales and marketing, project management, legal issues and accounting

Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum:   Solve tricky field installation problems with help from other professionals

Cabinetmaking Forum:   32mm, frameless, and face-frame cabinet design, construction

CAD Forum:   Beat the Computer Aided Design learning curve with help from experienced CAD users

Commercial Kiln Drying Forum:   Discuss issues facing commercial drying operations that process at least 750,000 bd. ft. of lumber per year

CNC Forum:   Learn and share information about Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) woodworking equipment, software, and automated manufacturing

Dust Collection, Safety, and Plant Operation Forum:   Plant layout, dust collection systems, and other ideas for maintaining a safe, productive working environment

Professional Finishing Forum:   Discuss water-based finishes, polyesters, conversion varnishes, lacquers, stains, spray equipment

Forestry Forum :   Discuss timber management, silviculture, tree planting, diseases and harvesting

Professional Furniture Making Forum:   Helping professional furniture makers improve quality, save time, and increase profits

Laminating and Solid Surfacing Forum:   Solid surface and plastic laminate fabrication in cabinetry, countertops, and other applications

Sawing and Drying Forum:   Your best source of technical and practical advice on sawmilling, kiln drying, and primary processing

Shop Built Equipment Forum:   Professionals share their rigs and jigs, storage tricks, shop built equipment, and time saving tips

Solid Wood Machining Forum:   Proper tool sharpening, equipment setup, care and maintenance, and correct lumber feed rates for moulders, saws and planers

Value Added Wood Processing Forum:   Learn how to improve your output, find new markets, and boost sales of your lumber products

Veneer Forum:   Reliable advice for novices and experts who work with this beautiful yet technically demanding material

WOODnetWORK:   The woodworker's worldwide "town square," where any professional wood-related topic is fair game



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Video Library:   Index of industrial woodworking related digital videos on the web

Software & Mobile Apps:   Fully functional applications, shareware and demos including plywood and panel optimizers, CAD and CNC software

Auctions, Sales and Special Offers:   Our advertisers offer woodworkers discounted prices on good and services, and announce upcoming auctions

Industry News:   Late-breaking news from all sectors of the wood industry

Woodworkers Directory:   Create a free web page for your cabinet, architectural millwork, finishing, boatbuilding or wood products manufacturing company, or search the directory to locate the professionals you need

Sawing and Drying Directory:   Create a free listing for your sawing, drying or lumber grading company, or search the directory to locate the professionals you need

The Wood Doctor:   Read Dr. Gene Wengert's many wood engineering and processing articles

Bookstore:   Extensive list of cabinetmaking, furniture design, boatbuilding, forestry and wood engineering books for sale at discount prices

Lumber Buying Guide:   Hardwood lumber pricing for the Western, Midwest, and Eastern distribution markets

Tradeshow Directory:   Get dates, locations and travel information to help plan your next wood industry trade show visit

Newsstand:   Descriptions and links to key woodworking industry trade magazines

Lumber and Timber Calculators:   On-line calculators to make your timber and lumber related estimating a little easier

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Current Features

Intricate CNC Entry Door
Featured Project || Posted here 4/24/2014

How long to produce this intricate entry door in Spanish cedar? 30 hours on the CNC...



Becoming Profitable
Forum Discussion || Posted here 4/22/2014

This ten-year-old business looks successful from the outside, but is actually struggling with debt and a lack of focus. Help a young cabinetmaker out with advice on narrowing range and becoming profitable.



RAMPA Tec Inc.
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 04/21/2014

The North American subsidiary of the German manufacturer Hans Brugmann GmbH & Co., RAMPA Tec Inc.'s product lines are known world-wide for their proven quality and technical excellence and are used virtually anywhere two or more components are assembled, providing customized technical solutions and a wide range of fastening products and extensive industry experience.





Increasing Efficiency
Forum Discussion || Posted here 4/19/2014

Throughput inefficiencies in a frameless cabinet shop demand a new way of working. Would you add an extra machine to this setup?



CNC Router Store
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 04/18/2014

With a large selection of products to fit any budget, CNC Router Store provides new and used CNC routers for cabinet shops, sign shops, woodworkers, thermoformers and granite and stone shops.





Clear Vue Cyclones
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 04/16/2014

Based on the unique Bill Pentz design, Clear Vue Cyclones are among the most efficient dust collection systems on the market, separating 99% of sawdust and chips made by woodworking tools before they reach the filters.





Epoxy vs. Urea Formaldehyde Resin
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 4/15/2014

Lumber and surface preparation may be more important than glue choice for good performance, but this discussion does shed some light on glue characteristics as well.



Classic Designs by Matthew Burak | tablelegs.com
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 04/14/2014

Manufacturing quality wood turnings for interior design, kitchen and bath, cabinets and furniture, Classic Designs by Matthew Burak | tablelegs.com's product line includes wood table legs, columns, furniture legs, bun feet, island legs, table tops and more, along with custom turning from supplied designs and on stock parts.





Building an Entry Door with Glass Panels
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 4/12/2014

Here's some good advice on door construction, with reference to a door built with sapele and including horizontal glass panels.



Chicago Dowel Company
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 04/11/2014

America's leading manufacturer of wooden dowel pins, Chicago Dowel Company also offers pre-glued dowel pins, dowel rods and squares, buttons, plugs, biscuits and specialty items.





Choosing a Brushable Cabinet Finish
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 4/10/2014

A finisher needs a coating he can apply to cabinetry on site that will match the floor finish planned for the job.



The Woodworkers Directory
Site Announcement || Posted here 4/8/2014

Lord Woodcraft recently created a free webpage at the Woodworkers Directory. Create yours today!





Charles G.G. Schmidt Co.
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 04/07/2014

Producing quality woodworking tools and accessories since 1926, Charles G.G. Schmidt Co. offers tooling for shapers, moulders, tenoners, planers, routers and saws, along with technical assistance to help the customer choose the right tool for every need and specification.





Balcony Ladder
Featured Project || Posted here 4/5/2014

This balcony ladder is similar to a library ladder, but is hinged and can be stored in a horizontal position when not in use.



Castle
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 04/04/2014

An American machinery manufacturer since the 1980s, Castle machines include the Castle Screw Pocket System, pocket cutters, assembly tables, the Equalizer edgebanding system and more.





Remaining Relevant
Forum Discussion || Posted here 4/3/2014

An article about the airline industry remaining relevant to the customer sparks a vibrant business conversation amongst woodworkers.



Carter Products
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 04/02/2011

Continually striving to create products to increase production and efficiency, Carter Products offerings range from the traditional Quick Release Band Saw Tension Toggle to the new Challenger award-winning Flip-Pod Vacuum Workholding System.





Great Shop Carts
Forum Discussion || Posted here 4/1/2014

Got a great shop cart? Share your design pictures and details.



Carolina Machinery Sales
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 03/31/2014

A machinery dealer specializing in the wood processing industry, Carolina Machinery Sales provides new and used machinery and equipment, as well as liquidation services, repossession services and consultations.





Lumber Purchasing Poll
Featured Poll || Posted here 03/31/2014

Cast your vote at WOODWEB's online poll, and view the voting results instantly:



Restricting Wood Movement
Forum Discussion || Posted here 3/29/2014

Is it possible to restrict wood movement inside a metal frame? No way, say these forum contributors.



CNC vs. Conventional Equipment for Doors
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 3/25/2014

Woodworkers wax poetic as they discuss the practical considerations, the historical ramifications, and the spiritual significance of evolving technology in the field of door construction.



Cantek America
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 03/24/2014

A leading supplier of woodworking machinery since 1985, Cantek offers bandsaws, boring machines, dovetailers, dust collectors, endmatchers, planers and much more.





Epoxy Vs Urea Formaldehyde
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 3/22/2014

Lumber and surface preparation may be more important than glue choice for good performance. But this discussion does shed some light on glue characteristics as well.



CADCode
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 03/21/2014

Providing software solutions for automated manufacturing, CADCode Systems' products facilitate the use of computer-driven technology to increase productivity, quality and profits.





Building an Entry Door with Glass Panels
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 3/20/2014

Here's some good advice on door construction, with particular reference to a door built with sapele and including horizontal glass panels.



CabinetCRUNCHER
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 03/19/2014

Available in face frame or frameless versions, CabinetCRUNCHER cabinet cutlist software can be used to create cut lists for custom kitchen cabinets, storage cabinets, bookcases, hutches, entertainment centers and more.





Walnut Slab Table
Featured Project || Posted here 3/18/2014

This custom dining table combines a live edge claro walnut slab with a reclaimed hickory barn beam trestle, blued steel details and forged lags.



Circular Lamination
Forum Discussion || Posted here 3/15/2014

The builder of this circular lamination wants to determine grain orientation before his cedar is milled.



Bad Glue
Forum Discussion || Posted here 3/13/2014

Contact cement is no good for veneer, and even worse when solvent-based finishes will be applied. Here are ideas on how to correct a bad situation.



Cabinet Pro
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 03/12/2014

Since 1986, Siskiyou products has been dedicated to providing products such as Cabinet Pro - design and manufacturing software for cabinet makers and door manufacturers, at the most reasonable price possible.


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Buy and Sell

Recent Listings from All Exchanges

Job Opportunities Exchange: Employment opportunities and services within the woodworking industry

Lumber and Wood Products Exchange:  A worldwide buy/sell exchange for lumber and wood products

Woodworking Machinery Exchange:   Buy and sell surplus woodworking machinery

Classifieds Exchange:  Classified advertising for the woodworking industry


Knowledge Base           return to top

Knowledge Base - Search or Browse:   An always-growing collection of over 10,000 articles including woodworking articles from wood industry magazines and experts, and the best discussions from our Interactive Forums, arranged in the categories listed below

Recent Knowledge Base Articles

Adhesives, Gluing and Laminating
 -Glues and Bonding
Agents

 -Gluing and
Clamping
Equipment


Architectural Millwork
 -Custom Millwork
 -Doors and
Windows

 -Flooring
 -General
 -Millwork Installer
 -Lathe Turning
 -Mouldings
 -Millwork
Restoration

 -Stairs
 -Stock
Manufacturing


Business
 -Employee Relations
 -Estimating,
Accounting,
Profitability

 -Legal
 -Marketing
 -Plant Management
 -Project
Management

 -Sales

Cabinetmaking
 -Commercial
Cabinetry

 -Custom Cabinet
Construction

 -Cabinet Design
 -Cabinet Door
Construction

 -General
 -Installation
 -Residential
Cabinetry

 -Store Fixtures

Computerization
 -Software
 -CNC Machinery
and Techniques

 -CAD and Design

Dust Collection, Safety, Plant Operation
 -General
 -Material Handling
 -Wood Waste
Disposal

 -Safety Equipment
 -Hazard
Communication


Finishing
 -General
Wood Finishing

 -High Speed
Production

 -Refinishing

Forestry
 -Agro-Forestry
 -Forest Product
Laboratory Articles

 -Tree Pests &
Diseases
 -Timber Harvesting
 -Tree Planting
 -Woodlot
Management

Furniture
 -Custom Furniture
 -Furniture Design
 -General
 -Furniture
Manufacturing

 -Outdoor Furniture
 -Furniture Repairs
 -Furniture
Reproduction

 -Restoration

Laminating and Solid Surfacing
 -Fabrication
Techniques

 -Materials
 -Equipment

Lumber and Plywood
 -Buying
 -Storage
 -Wood
Identification


Panel Processing
 -General
 -Machine Setup
and Maintenance


Primary Processing
 -General
 -Air Drying
Lumber

 -Kiln Construction
 -Kiln Operation
 -Lumber Grading
 -Sawmilling
 -Woodlot
Management

 -Yield Formulas

Solid Wood Machining
 -General
 -Setup and
Maintenance

 -Tooling
 -Tool Grinding

Veneer
 -Machinery
 -Processing And
Manufacturing

 -Techniques

Wood Engineering
 -General
 -Wood Properties

Woodworking Miscellaneous
 -Accessories
 -Bending Wood
 -Boat Building
 -Boat Repairs
 -Carving
 -Musical
Instruments

 -Picture Frames
 -Tool Maintenance
 -Woodworking




Product Directory           return to top

Alphabetical List of Companies

Adhesives and Fasteners

Associations

Business

Cabinets

Components

Computer Software

Drafting Design Services

Education

Electronics

Finishing and Abrasives

Forestry

HandTools

Hardware

 -CabinetAccessories
 -Decorative
 -Drawer Systems
 -Hinges
 -Lighting
 -Panel Installation


Job Opportunities and Woodworking Services

Laminating and Solid Surfacing

Lumber and Plywood

 -Retail Lumber
& Plywood


Machinery
 -Air Compressors
 -Auctions & Appraisals
 -Boring Machines
 -Carving Machines
 -Clamping
Equipment

 -CNC
Machinery

 -Combination
Machinery

 -Coping Machines
 -Countertop
Equipment

 -Door and Window
Equipment

 -Dovetailing
Equipment

 -Dowelling
Equipment

 -Dowelmaking
Machinery

 -Dust Collection
 -Downdraft Tables
 -Edge Banders
 -Energy Production
Equipment

 -Finger Jointers
 -Finishing
Equipment

 -Flooring Machinery
 -Frame
Equipment

 -Gluing Equipment
 -Hinge Insertion
 -Jointers
 -Laminating
Equipment
 -Laser Machining
 -Lathes
 -Material
Handling

 -Measuring Equipment
 -Misc
 -Mortising
Equipment

 -Moulders
 -Panel Processing
Equipment

 -Planers
 -Presses
 -Primary Processing
 -Routers
 -Sanding Machines
 -Sawing Machines
 -Service & Repairs
 -Shapers
 -Sharpening
Equipment

 -Spare Parts
 -Stair
Manufacturing

 -Tenoners
 -V-Grooving
Equipment

 -Veneer Equipment
 -Wood Waste
Handling
Equipment

 -Downdraft Tables

Mouldings and Millwork
 -Flooring
 -Stair Building
Packaging and Transportation

Power Tools

Plans & Publications

Plant Maintenance & Management

Sawing and Drying

Suppliers

Tooling

 -Enhancements and
Accessories

Veneer
 -Edgebanding
 -Inlays and
Marquetry


Wood Turning





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