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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

Recent Images Gallery:   Newly posted pictures at the Forums, Exchanges, and Galleries

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

Williams and Hussey Machine Co.
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 10/02/2015

Celebrating over 57 years in business in the USA, Williams and Hussey Machine Co. manufactures molders, custom knives, in-stock knives and various accessories for the woodworking professional.

Western Dovetail
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/30/2015

Founded in 1993, Western Dovetail provides high-quality dovetail drawers to the nation's cabinetmakers and woodworkers efficiently, accurately and with exceptional customer service.

The Woodworkers Directory
Site Announcement || Posted here 09/22/2015

Bezaleel Orthodox Workshop recently created a free webpage at the Woodworkers Directory. Create yours today!

Jigs for Hinge Plate Layout
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 09/26/2015

Advice on efficient hinge boring layout when using hand drilling methods.

Five Piece Door Construction Method
Forum Discussion || Posted here 09/24/2015

This questioner is interested in how shops build 5 piece doors. Follow the information shared about how others approach the process.

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/23/2015

With a variety of machines to handle various material sizes and capacities, WEIMA's products include single-shaft and four-shaft shredders as well as granulators and briquette presses.

The Woodworkers Directory
Site Announcement || Posted here 09/22/2015

Shepherds Carpentry recently created a free webpage at the Woodworkers Directory. Create yours today!

Steam Source for a Wood-Bending Setup
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 09/19/2015

Woodworkers discuss the steam supply for a shop-built wood-bending rig.

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/18/2015

A family-owned business with over 300 dedicated employees, WalzCraft manufactures custom cabinet doors, drawer boxes, moldings and many other varieties of cabinet components and accessories.

Miter Saw Setup
Forum Discussion || Posted here 09/17/2015

What is the best miter saw setup? This poster is trying to figure it out - see what other folks suggest.

Reclaimed Barnwood Center Island
Featured Project || Posted here 09/15/2015

This reclaimed barnwood center island was recently posted at the Project Gallery.

W. Moore Profiles
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/14/2015

Providing a wide range of products for the moulding, millwork and cabinetry industry, W. Moore Profiles offers raised panel tooling, moulder heads, shaper tooling, custom insert tooling, profile knives and much more.

The Woodworkers Directory
Site Announcement || Posted here 09/12/2015

Kevin Deal Fine Woodworking recently created a free webpage at the Woodworkers Directory. Create yours today!

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/11/2015

In the business of developing a wide range of laser-based technologies since 1989, Vytek manufactures laser cutting, engraving and marking equipment for a wide variety of applications.

Touching Up Lipping Planer Damage
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 09/10/2015

A good finisher can correct some woodworking mishaps with advanced touchup techniques. Here's a good example with some tips and tricks.

Vortex Tool Company
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/09/2015

A manufacturer of high performance router and insert cutting tools for the woodworking industry, Vortex Tool Company produces tools with cutting edges in carbide, stellite, high speed steel and polycrystalline diamond.

Reinforced Miters
Forum Discussion || Posted here 09/08/2015

This participant shares his process for reinforcing miters in this discussion. Follow along as fellow woodworkers share their thoughts.

Veneer Systems
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 9/04/2015

Dedicated to anyone who works with wood veneer, Veneer Systems' goal is to provide the highest quality wood veneering tools, supplies and equipment.

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/31/2015

Offering software solutions for CNC machines, Vectric products are easy to learn, precise, self-supporting and affordably priced, and include Aspire, VCarve Pro, Cut 3D, Cut2D, and Photo VCarve.

Quick Veneer Tape Application
Forum Discussion || Posted here 08/29/2015

Applying veneer tape quickly is this poster's quandary. Using machines with a roller hasn't worked so what gives? Find out in the discussion below.

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/28/2015

One of the largest coatings manufacturers in the world, Valspar provides wood coatings, varnishes, furniture finishes and much more.

The Woodworkers Directory
Site Announcement || Posted here 08/27/2015

B.C. Carpentry LLC recently created a free webpage at the Woodworkers Directory. Create yours today!

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/26/2015

Starting as a creative solution to an intricate veneering job, VacuPress products expanded to include the VacuPress Wood Veneering System, veneering glues and accessories, and vacuum pressing equipment for woodworkers.

Adjusting the Spraygun for Pigmented CV
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 08/25/2015

Finishers discuss good pressure for a spraygun and how to dial in a good setting for better results.

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/24/2015

A manufacturer and distributor of vacuum powered tools, Vac-U-Clamp specializes in systems and individual accessories for laminating and forming of veneers, as well as a complete line of hold-downs in a wide range of applications and prices.

Forum Discussion || Posted here 08/22/2015

Determining pay raises can be tricky. Follow along as a discussion about remuneration takes on a life of its own.

The Woodworkers Directory
Site Announcement || Posted here 08/20/2015

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

UC Coatings
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/19/2015

Offering a wide range of products to conserve natural resources and improve production yields, UC Coatings is a premier manufacturer and supplier of wood protection products for the logging, lumber, furniture and woodworking industries.

Designing a Unique Rocker
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 08/18/2015

Inspired by Nakashima's "Conoid" chair, a WOODWEB member receives advice and criticism regarding creating and executing his unique vision for a custom rocking chair.

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/17/2015

Founded in 1984, Tritec is the exclusive importer and distributor of standard and special woodworking and panel processing equipment by Gannomat, including single and multi-spindle, CNC drilling and insertion machines, case clamps, gluing equipment and much more.

Concave Cuts in Sheet Goods
Forum Discussion || Posted here 08/15/2015

This poster is having trouble with straight cuts on sheet goods using a cabinet saw. Check out the advice shared to see if his problem gets straightened out.

Buy and Sell || Knowledge Base
Product Directory

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

 -Gluing and

Architectural Millwork
 -Custom Millwork
 -Doors and

 -Millwork Installer
 -Lathe Turning


 -Employee Relations

 -Plant Management



 -Custom Cabinet

 -Cabinet Design
 -Cabinet Door


 -Store Fixtures

 -CNC Machinery
and Techniques

 -CAD and Design

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

 -Safety Equipment

Wood Finishing

 -High Speed


 -Forest Product
Laboratory Articles

 -Tree Pests &
 -Timber Harvesting
 -Tree Planting

 -Custom Furniture
 -Furniture Design

 -Outdoor Furniture
 -Furniture Repairs


Laminating and Solid Surfacing


Lumber and Plywood

Panel Processing
 -Machine Setup
and Maintenance

Primary Processing
 -Air Drying

 -Kiln Construction
 -Kiln Operation
 -Lumber Grading

 -Yield Formulas

Solid Wood Machining
 -Setup and

 -Tool Grinding

 -Processing And


Wood Engineering
 -Wood Properties

Woodworking Miscellaneous
 -Bending Wood
 -Boat Building
 -Boat Repairs

 -Picture Frames
 -Tool Maintenance

Product Directory           return to top

Alphabetical List of Companies

Adhesives and Fasteners





Computer Software

Drafting Design Services



Finishing and Abrasives




 -Drawer Systems
 -Panel Installation

Job Opportunities and Woodworking Services

Laminating and Solid Surfacing

Lumber and Plywood

 -Retail Lumber
& Plywood

 -Air Compressors
 -Auctions & Appraisals
 -Boring Machines
 -Carving Machines



 -Coping Machines

 -Door and Window




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

 -Finger Jointers

 -Flooring Machinery

 -Gluing Equipment
 -Hinge Insertion
 -Laser Machining

 -Measuring Equipment

 -Panel Processing

 -Primary Processing
 -Sanding Machines
 -Sawing Machines
 -Service & Repairs

 -Spare Parts


 -Veneer Equipment
 -Wood Waste

 -Downdraft Tables

Mouldings and Millwork
 -Stair Building
Packaging and Transportation

Power Tools

Plans & Publications

Plant Maintenance & Management

Sawing and Drying



 -Enhancements and

 -Inlays and

Wood Turning

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