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June 16, 2021

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Investing in Your Team: Braam’s Custom Cabinetry

The common denominator behind all the fantastic work in this industry is the people behind it. We want to highlight what some of these top-notch companies are doing to support their hardworking employees. ... Read more.

Message From the Editor

We spend a lot of time talking about kitchens and cabinetry, but there is far more to the world of secondary wood products. This week, we highlight some very old and very new uses for wood. Scroll down and check out the history of wine barrels and the future of Tencel clothing in our design and technology section.

– Grace Tatigian, co-editor

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Latest News

The North American Architectural Woodwork Standards Update

The Woodwork Institute and Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada have collaborated to bring one progressive woodwork standard for ... Read more.

Behind a New brand: Celebrating 40 Years of Canadian-Built Quality

Eurorite is the largest cabinet manufacturer in Western Canada. A design-focused manufacturing company, they build beautiful, premium quality European-style cabinets for ... Read more.

Industry Economist to Speak at AWFS®Fair

Economist Chris Kuehl will offer a keynote presentation at the 2021 AWFS®Fair on Thursday, July 22, at 8:00 a.m. The session will include a welcome from AWFS® board leadership, followed by an economic update from ... Read more.

State of Mass Timber in Canada 2021 report

The Department of Natural Resources Canada recently released the first-ever State of Mass Timber in Canada 2021 report. “It is my honour to introduce the inaugural State of Mass Timber in Canada report,” said Seamus ... Read more.

FS Tool


Small-Batch, High-Quality

When thinking about secondary wood products, the first couple of things that come to mind are cabinetry and furniture, manufacturers making large volumes of product. Or maybe you think about millwork and large-scale design. ... Read more.


Latest Products

Systainer Starter Set

Festool Canada announced recently a new Systainer Starter Set for easy tool storage and transport. Festool Canada said it will offer a new entry-level set of their most popular Systainer products for a limited time starting ... Read more.

Shop Fox 5HP 10″ Sliding Table Saw

Perfect for cutting wide panels in limited shop space, Busy Bee’s 10″ Sliding Table Saw features a scoring blade to eliminate cross-grain tear-out, a 63″ long crosscut capacity, telescoping crosscut fence with two rock-solid ... Read more.

Sames Kremlin

Law, Design, Technology

Ride in Style: Wood-based Sportswear

So Ride Wear, a French outdoor sportswear company, produces shirts and shorts made from wood fibre. The fabric, called Tencel, is manufactured by an Austrian company. The branded lyocell, and modal fibres are produced ... Read more.

Wooden Barrels: Technology for the Ages

The oak barrel is, perhaps, the first association that comes to mind while thinking about wine. Few people know that the tradition of aging wine, and almost every other alcoholic drink, such as cognac, whiskey, or sherry, ... Read more.

NR Murphy

Latest Events

June 21 - 25, Dust Safety Week 2021, Online

July 7 - 9, NWFA Expo, Orlando, FL

July 20 – 23, AWFS Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

August 19, Canadian Grants For Manufacturers, Online

September 14 - 17, DREMA, Poznan, Poland

October 4 - 6, NeoCon, Chicago, IL

October 9 - 13, Intermob, Istanbul, Turkey

October 12 - 15, SICAM, Milan, Italy

November 4 - 6, WMS: Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference and Expo, Mississaugua, ON

January 17 - 23, 2022, imm cologne, Cologne, Germany

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