Plywood as Art

Plywood Sculptures in the Kennedy Center’s Hall of Nations Illustrate the Flexibility in Design with Plywood   Around 3600 BC, Mesopotamian woodworkers faced a quality wood shortage. To compensate, they invented veneers: high quality wood on the exposed surfaces glued to lower quality wood at the core.   About 2000 years later, the Egyptians developed the two-man […] Read More »

China Forest Group Investigates Lumber Liquidators, So Does CPSC – See more at: Forest Group Investigates Lumber Liquidators so Does CPSC

CHINA, U.S. – Separate investigations are being launched by the China Forest Products Industry Association (CNFPIA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) into claims that Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese manufactured laminate flooring is unsafe due to high levels of formaldehyde emissions. A statement by CNFPIA said the group has formed a joint team of […] Read More »

Primo Ply – Premium Chinese White Birch – 18mm

Forget the rest and try the best! We stand behind our product with a 100% money back guarantee. Our quality is excellent and our prices can’t be beat. We are a young company whom works on extremely thin margins and low overhead. Our goal is to gain market share in lieu of profits. Your competitor […] Read More »

Houston fares well in February container market

East Coast ports are not the only ones experiencing a bump in volumes associated with cargo diversion from West Coast counterparts choked by congestion. In February, the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals handled 169,681 TEUs, a 23.9 percent increase on a year-over-year basis. Loaded import boxes shot up 44.3 percent to […] Read More »

Russia’s Log Exports Failed to Increase in Q4

Russian exporters of logs and lumber had a good opportunity to increase shipments given the much-depreciated Russian Ruble. But log exports declined last quarter, and soft wood sawlog exports rose just 2 to 3% in the 4th quarter of 2014. But 2015 should see increases, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Seattle – Two major events […] Read More »

Threat to Lumber Exports Seen in Tea Party Ex-Im Bank Battle

BCH Trading sells Southern yellow pine and American hardwoods to buyers around the world. It relies on the Federal Export-Import Bank to guarantee buyer loans. But the Bank will close in June 30 unless Congress see beyond a narrow ideological divide on the matter. Randy Barsalou and Miles Coxe, owners of BCH Trading, formed the […] Read More »

3 Keys To Optimizing Use of Plywood Remnants in Production

With positive housing trends and as Just-In-Time (JIT) and customized furniture manufacturing becomes increasingly common, more and more plywood and fabric remnants of various dimensions and shapes are found at the end of each production day. A small amount of these remnants is occasionally used for recuts or new orders, but this practice seems to […] Read More »