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In this issue:

=> Lumber Buying Guide Updated
(Current hardwood prices available now)

=> Knowledge Base Highlights
(The latest additions to this growing resource)

=> Cabinetmaking Forum Technical Advisor
(Jon Elvrum adds input)

=> WOODWEB's Online Calculators
(For figuring board footage, log volume, and much more)

=> Hot Threads
(A sampling of current forum discussions)


=> Lumber Buying Guide Updated

From alder to yellow birch, you'll find current pricing on hardwood lumber in the Eastern, Mid-Western, and Western regions of the U.S. right here:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The Wood Doctor steps in to make sure a new sawyer does right by Mother Nature when he saws a load of cherry logs. Get some basics here on producing high quality cherry lumber.

A builder decides to play it safe rather than thrifty when it comes to using veneers of differing thicknesses. Here's why:

With seven employees to chase around, this cabinetmaker looks back wistfully on the days of his small shop. Is downsizing the key to recovering his slipping sanity, or could better management skills save him?

In the quest for a perfect marriage between efficiency and classic style, some cabinetmakers are forming a system which incorporates 32mm techniques and face frame construction. If you are entering into a similar relationship, or are just curious, read more at:

Is a showroom an excellent way to engage prospective clients, or just a waste of overhead and staff? Get a few seasoned perspectives here:

As one writer sums things up, getting paid for your work is the name of the game. Sounds simple, but when it comes to charging for meeting time and design time, how can you demand the compensation you deserve?


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=> Cabinetmaking Forum Technical Advisor

Jon Elvrum is a well-known author and consultant to the cabinetmaking industry. He has written numerous articles on the 32mm cabinetmaking system and production woodworking in general. Visit the Cabinetmaking Forum at:


=> WOODWEB's Online Calculators

If you haven't tried out our online calculators yet, you're missing out on a way to make your timber and lumber related estimating quick and easy. WOODWEB, along with Professor Gene Wengert, has developed the calculators below:
- Hardwood Lumber Board Footage Calculator
- Log Volume (Scribner - International - Doyle) Calculator
- Lumber Weight Calculator
- Wood Shrinkage Calculator
- Softwood Lumber Board Footage Calculator
- Lumber Weight Conversion Calculator
- Estimated Log Weight Calculator
- Door and Finished Material Weight Calculator
- Tree Value Calculator


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing

Web highlights:
* Video Demos Online
* Machine Specifications
* 24 Hour Parts and Service
* User Testimonials



=> Hot Threads

A client calls for the reproduction of a set of antique display cases. Construction seems straightforward enough, but the challenge lies in securing the glass, which will be thicker than that used in the original cases.

The goal at this shop is to develop a training system for drawerbox building that embodies elegance - a system that is both simple and complete. This quest has sparked an inspiring discussion on creative and effective employee training.

This cabinet refacer is tired of his ungainly experiences cutting laminate to size on the job site. His processes are inaccurate and time-consuming, so he's welcoming any advice you can offer on a simpler, more efficient method.

The architect specifies: 75 large cabinet doors, all veneered with continuous, horizontal grain. The cabinetmaker worries: Is this project doomed from the start? Other pros assure him it's not... Here's how it can be done:

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