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  • 3 Online Woodworking Tools You Won't Want to Miss

    Aug-06-2015 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Woodworkers increasingly rely on online tools for project design plans, color matching, calculations and inspiration. Since the World Wide Web contains 4.68 billion pages, with 47 million referring to woodworking, you may have missed a few that could prove invaluable. (...) <read more>

  • All for the Want of a Trustworthy Adhesive: A Cautionary Tale

    Apr-02-2015 | Comments: 2 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    The adhesive story of the decade is without a doubt that of Lumber Liquidators. If you haven't been following the story, Lumber Liquidators, for the past couple years, have been charged by various parties, including stock fund managers, with selling flooring in California that is not compliant with the California Air Resources Board criteria for formaldehyde gas emissions.(...) <read more>

  • What's NeXT in Kitchen Cabinet Design Will Require New Skills

    Dec-02-2014 | Comments: 2 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Kitchen cabinets, countertops, and even closet designs are moving ever more rapidly to express fashion trends. To produce the colors, glosses, and textures, new technology, hardware and new materials will be required. (...) <read more>

  • Stand-ins for Wood at IWF 2014

    Sep-23-2014 | Comments: 3 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    The critical role of adhesives in the evolution of secondary wood manufacturing was everywhere, as evidence at the 2014 International Woodworking Fair, held in August in Atlanta. As wood, the fundamental industry consumable, becomes more expensive(...) <read more>

  • Smart Technology Smooths Defects

    Jul-08-2014 | Comments: 2 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Consumers are of two minds on furniture and cabinetry design: the popular glossy surfaces with seamless edges, as well as the textured with even rough surfaces. The glossy appeal follows the iPhone look, sleek perfection, simplicity and spare. It caters to the “technology rules” mindset.(...) <read more>

  • Timber Towers Using CLT Grow Markets for Wood

    Apr-17-2014 | Comments: 5 | Posted In: | Posted By: Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine

    Continued advances in cross laminated timber (CLT) and wood framing techniques now make wood high-rises practical. A key enabling technology are adhesives. Architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill provided an update on urban construction trends at last month's American Assn. for the Advancement of Science in Chicago(...) <read more>


Bill Esler, Wood Products Magazine Editorial Director for Wood & Wood Products Magazine

Bill is responsible for editing Custom Woodworking Business and coordinating all content for Wood Products , CLOSETS , Woodworkingnetwork.com and Closetsdaily.com, along with related newsletters. Bill’s expertise includes using innovative print manufacturing techniques to grow audience engagement, using textured offset, digital printing, purls, QR codes; and lead-generating webcasts, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs here: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood-blogs/bill-esler

 

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