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In this issue:

=> WOODWEB Announces New Membership Program
(It's easy to join - and free!)

=> Auction Alert
(Flooring machinery and lumber)

=> Featured Shop
(Furniture Concepts, Ltd.)

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

=> Featured Project
(Library shelving unit)

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

=> Software Exchange Additions
(Two new CAD programs)


=> WOODWEB Announces New Membership Program

Becoming a member at WOODWEB is easy and free! Here are a
few of the benefits:
- Create a Member Profile (you can choose whether to make
your profile public or private)
- Take advantage of automatic notification options to keep
you informed of Forum and Exchange activity
- Quick Post at Forums and Exchanges, where forms will be
filled out automatically with your Member Profile
- Easily access your Project Gallery and Shop Gallery
- And soon...
- Access your Member History to see a list of your current
posts at our Forums
- Access your Member Library and personalized WOODWEB Home
- Plus many additional benefits soon to be announced


=> Auction Alert

Dayton Hardwood Flooring
2495 US Rt. 42, Spring Valley, OH 45370
Sale Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 9:00 AM
Inspection Date: Monday, April 23, 2007 from
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Featuring: Machinery, Shop & Office Equipment, Raw
Flooring Lumber Inventory
Call For Brochure - 10% Buyers Premium.
Jeffrey L. Luggen  Auctioneer,
Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers, Inc.
(513) 241-9701
Brochure, Lot Catalog & Proxy Bidding on Website!


=> Featured Shop

Furniture Concepts, Ltd. has been in business for a
quarter of a century, which may explain the professional
look of their production facilities. Take a virtual 
tour of the shop where they make commercial millwork and
(To create your own Shop Gallery listing, click the "Post
Your Shop" link)


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



=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Do flecks and flakes sound desirable? If we're talking
oak, they most certainly are. But in the quest for
matching solids and veneers, questions about ordering 
materials, and using proper terminology, arise. This
article clears up a little industry-wide confusion on
quartered and rift sawn lumber.

Concrete countertops are in vogue these days, which is
causing some cabinetmakers to consider adding this
alternative top to their repertoire. Get an idea of just 
what is involved in a pro job, and see pictures of the
polished product at:

When the face veneer splits on LVL core doors, the builder
wonders if moisture is the culprit - and what part of the
construction is being compromised. He gets some answers here:

You're after a classic herringbone pattern tabletop. Some
say veneer is the only safe choice in material, while others
assure you that careful use of solid wood can work. Weigh the
options here:

There's no doubt some clients are keen on racking up
frequent flyer miles by paying you with a credit card.
But as a prudent business owner, you've got to 
consider the pros and cons of accepting plastic for

The road to landing a steady supply of large commercial
jobs can be paved with many problems, but an understanding
of payment terms and contracts can help prevent a few of


=> Featured Project

This floor-to-ceiling library shelving unit lends a
sophisticated look to a home office. Excellent photos
detail the project, including close-ups of hardware and 
extended drawers.
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Accurate Technology:

Check out Accurate Technology Commercial ON LINE sales at
and Clearance/Close-Out specials at
on ProScale Digital measuring system products.

Exciting new Consumer products can be found at


=> Hot Threads

This project manager is just venturing into commercial
work. With the lineal foot pricing system his company
has in place, the estimator consistently underbids 
complicated jobs. You can help the project manager out
with ideas on instituting more realistic estimating at:

Oh... No... That sound like a rubber band snapping came
from your back. Join in the brainstorm on moving heavy
cabinets without breaking your body:

For this CNC operator, a switch to denser MDF is causing
reduced spoil board suction when processing small parts.
Help troubleshoot at:

Efficient edgebanding is one of the keys to frameless
cabinet construction... And as any group of cabinetmakers
will tell you, there is more than one way to band an edge.


=> Software Exchange Additions

Two new programs have been added to the CAD and Graphics
category at WOODWEB's Software Exchange:
CBEN.net - CAD Block Exchange Network
Alibre Design Workshop - 3D CAD Software for All
Experience Levels

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