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Category: wood working

Millennials and Home Remodeling

Via WoodworkingNetwork.com -- MENLO PARK, Calif. – Data analysts at Kukun, an online platform that helps homeowners learn about the home remodeling process, say the home renovation market is poised for significant growth in 2016, led by Millennials who are among the most active home renovators - at least among those who use online tools to aid in the process. “More [existing home] sales means more renovations. More renovations means more people needing tools to help ease the... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Monday, March 7, 2016 | 0 comments
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AHEC Announces Plans for 2016

Plans by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) are now in place for the whole Asian region. The U.S. hardwood industry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture believe that the consumption of American hardwoods in Asia can be further increased by continuing to develop market promotion and related activities over the next few years. Their long term goal is to raise the profile of hardwoods from the vast sustainably managed forests of the USA among overseas manufacturers of furniture,... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 0 comments
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Increase in Hardwood Imports Signals Recovery

Sun Star CEBU-June 23, 2015- Liberty A. Pinili--PHILIPPINE imports of American hardwood jumped 100 percent in 2014, signalling improving prospects for the export furniture manufacturing industry in Cebu. Data from the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) reveal that total exports of hardwood lumber to the Philippines reached 1,731 cubic meters, valued at $1.2 million in 2014, a growth of almost 100 percent from 2013, which was only 867 cubic meters at $676,187. Highest in Asian ... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | 0 comments
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Swap steel, concrete, and brick for wood – wooden buildings are cheaper and cleaner

Architecture Design - April 2015- Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it would be better if we built buildings from wood than from concrete, brick, aluminium and steel. We use millions of tonnes of these modern materials every year. They have many valuable properties, but are energy-intensive to create, accounting for around 16% of the entire planets' fossil fuel production. Instead we could be using wood, which is also strong, renewable, and plentiful – we use only a fraction of the world’s... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Friday, April 24, 2015 | 3 comments
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