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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

Resources           return to top

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

Events Calendar:   Trade shows, auctions, seminars, conventions, training schools

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Poll Center:   Cast your vote in current surveys, and view the results of past surveys

About WOODWEB:   More than you wanted to know about WOODWEB and its origins

What Our Visitors Say:   Woodworkers tell you what they think about WOODWEB

Frequently Asked Questions:   Questions and answers about how to work with this site


Current Features

CNC Sculpted Panel Wall
Featured Project || Posted here 9/23/2014

This CNC Sculpted Panel Wall was recently posted at the Project Gallery.

Fuji Spray
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/22/2014

In business since 1986, Fuji Spray is a North American manufacturer of HVLP paint spraying systems and self-contained low pressure spray systems.

Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets on Site
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 9/20/2014

An in-depth discussion regarding the difficulties of re-finishing a kitchen with cabinetry in place.

Missing a Deadline
Forum Discussion || Posted here 9/18/2014

Missing a deadline is never good. This cabinetmaker is cutting it close with a luxury house job. See if the advice shared can keep him on track and get the job finished before the deadline arrives.

Freedom Machine Tool
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/17/2014

Building CNC routers for over 25 years, Freedom Machine Tool provides quality, precision and reliable machinery for the woodworking industry worldwide.

Getting Into Frameless
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 9/16/2014

A cabinetmaking newbie gets advice on making his first frameless kitchen.

Lumber Tally
Forum Discussion || Posted here 9/13/2014

Do you tally delivered lumber? You may want to after reading what this poster shares about his reoccurring lumber tally issues. Follow along and see if a supplier change should be considered

Freeborn Tool
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/12/2014

A leading manufacturer of tooling for the woodworking industry since the 1970s, Freeborn Tool Co. offers brazed shaper cutters, insert cutters, spiral inserts, router bits, custom tooling and tool holders for CNC tooling.

The Woodworkers Directory
Site Announcement || Posted here 09/11/2014

Granite Creek Cabinetry recently created a free webpage at the Woodworkers Directory. Create yours today!

Lyme Disease as a Risk for Foresters and Loggers
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 9/09/2014

Here's a long discussion about the risk of Lyme disease for people who work in the woods, and about precautions and treatment.

Management Structure
Forum Discussion || Posted here 9/06/2014

When a cabinet shop owner doesn't have time to manage the shop floor, what should he do? Hiring a foreman is one possible solution, but is it the right one?

FormWood Industries
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 09/05/2014

Serving industries such as furniture, cabinets, boat interiors and casegoods, FormWood Industries is a North American manufacturer of custom veneer faces, flexible veneer, NBL wood-on-wood laminates, architectural veneer plywood and edgebanding.

Opal and Ebony Inlaid Dining Table
Featured Project || Posted here 9/04/2014

This unique opal and ebony inlaid dining table was recently posted at the Project Gallery.

Tooling Poll
Featured Poll || Posted here September 2nd, 2014

Cast your vote at WOODWEB's online poll, and view the voting results instantly (sponsored by Southeast Tool Inc. - High Quality Tooling at Competitive Pricing.

Automated Controls for a Variable-Speed Dust Control Setup
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 8/30/2014

Here's an extended discussion of the instrumentation and controls needed to enable a dust collection system to adjust to real time changes in the shop machinery being used.

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/29/2014

A product of QuickWood, FlapWheels provide an easy, economical way to sand components and furniture parts without having to change the sanding head each time a new profile is sanded.

Bringing In a CNC
Forum Discussion || Posted here 8/28/2014

This cabinetmaker is bringing a new CNC into his shop. See what folks say about the integration process, including software.

Super Thin Saws
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/27/2014

A premier producer of thin, circular sawblades for woodworking applications, Super Thin Saws' sawblade technology allows more productivity from less raw material, resulting in increased bottom line and obvious environmental benefits for customers.

The Woodworkers Directory
Site Announcement || Posted here 8/26/2014

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

IWF 2014
Site Announcement || Posted here 8/23/2014

As a reminder today is the last day to stop at the WOODWEB booth (#4343). We hope to see you at the booth - stop by and grab a self-stick spider!

IWF 2014
Site Announcement || Posted here 8/22/2014

As a reminder anyone interested in meeting is welcome to stop by the booth (#4343) today (August 22nd) at 2 P.M. When the size of the group is determined we can move to a meeting area if needed. WOODWEB hopes to see you at our booth!

IWF 2014
Site Announcement || Posted here 8/21/2014

Attending IWF? Visit WOODWEB at booth #4343 and grab a self-stick spider if you'd like. You can check out why some folks are attending the show, and vote in our latest poll. Also, as a reminder anyone interested in meeting is welcome to stop by the booth on Friday August 22nd at 2 P.M. When the size of the group is determined we can move to a meeting area if needed. WOODWEB hopes to see you at our booth!

IWF 2014
Site Announcement || Posted here 8/20/2014

Attending IWF? Visit WOODWEB at booth #4343 and grab a self-stick spider if you'd like. You can check out why some folks are attending the show, and vote in our latest poll. Also, as a reminder anyone interested in meeting is welcome to stop by the booth on Friday August 22nd at 2 P.M. When the size of the group is determined we can move to a meeting area if needed. WOODWEB hopes to see you at our booth!

IWF 2014
Site Announcement || Posted here 8/19/2014

Attending IWF? Visit WOODWEB at booth #4343 and grab a self-stick spider if you'd like. You can check out why some folks are attending the show, and vote in our latest poll.

Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/18/2014

With their motto “It starts with Knowledge”, Rangate and its sister companies, Alpine Technical Workshop & Soukup America, are dedicated to supplying the North American High-Performance Solid Wood Window and Door market with the correct solutions, whether from a workshop on proper production, procuring the proper tooling and supplies, or obtaining information from one of our Soukup CNC window centers.

Dealing with Variable Moisture Content
Knowledge Base Article || Posted here 8/16/2014

If you're a cabinetmaker, veneering your own panels is a last resort, not a way to save money or simplify your life.

Finish Systems
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/15/2014

In business since 1988, Finish Systems offers sales and service of brand name spray equipment such as 3M/Accuspray, AOM Asturo, Binks, C.A. Technologies, Devilbiss, Sata and many others.

Engineered Stiles Veneer Failure
Forum Discussion || Posted here 8/14/2014

Veneer failure on walnut door stiles is the problem at hand. Follow the advice shared to see if glue type is the culprit.

How to correct cherry stain blotching?
Forum Discussion || Posted here 8/12/2014

Blotching stain on cherry wall cabinets is holding up this kitchen remodel. Find out if this is a technique related problem, or just the nature of the species.

Felder USA
Featured Advertiser || Posted here 08/08/2014

With over 50 years of machine building experience, Felder USA is committed to designing, developing and manufacturing custom made, high quality woodworking machinery, such as CNC machining centers, edgebanders, shapers, boring machines and many more.

Custom Dog Bed
Featured Project || Posted here 8/07/2014

Check out this woodworker's unique take on a dog bed.

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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