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Using Beaded Panels for Interior Design

  • June 14, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

The trend of wood wall paneling skyrocketed in the 1960s because of its low cost and quick installation. Like many trends, old ideas become new again, and over the past few years, wood wall paneling has made a comeback. Today’s wood wall paneling is nothing like the thin faux wood panels of old, though. Designers […]

Creative Storage Ideas for Cabinets and Shelves

  • June 7, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Ample storage space is an important feature for every home, particularly those that are already short on closet space and limited to the layout of their current floorplan. Adding storage to an existing space is an excellent opportunity to get creative with cabinet and shelf designs. Often, making small changes to existing cabinet or vanity […]

The National Formaldehyde Rule Starts Today!

  • June 1, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

The existing “CARB Rule” has been in place since 2009, covering composite wood panels used in the state of California. On June 1, 2018, a rule from the United States Environmental Protection Agency took effect, which essentially “nationalizes” the CARB Rule. It’s often referred to as “EPA TSCA Title VI.” Here’s a link that compares […]

Advantages of Using Prefinished Plywood

  • May 23, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Every accomplished cabinet maker knows that the quality of their finished cabinetry relies on both their personal skill and the materials they use as well as finishing techniques.   Even the most proficient cabinet maker will struggle to make quality cabinets if their choice of wood materials is not up to par. It’s important to […]