Live Edge Tables Just Got Easier for YOU to Make Your Supply of

Live Edge Tables Just Got Easier
for YOU to Make
A&M has devised a simple solution for fastening a square
topped leg to a tabletop. Perfect for use with live edge and
square–edged table tops. Our brackets will accept a leg 3-1/2”
square or greater.
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Top left image: Bracket attached to securely fastened leg.
Left image: Bracket attached to securely fastened leg and
hidden to the standing viewer from normal sight.
Your Supply of Thin Dimensional
Dimensioning thin stock can be a challenge depending on the
tools your shop is equipped with. Thicknesses of 1/8” and ¼”
would commonly be re-sawn with a reliable band saw, then
planed or thickness sanded. A&M is now carrying a wide
selection of thin pieces 1/8”, 1/4” and 3/8” thick.
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NHLA Grading Course at Upper Canada
We invite you to attend an in-house lumber grading course,
instructed by Simon Larocque from the National Hardwood
Lumber Association (NHLA).
When: Thurs Jan 23 and Fri Jan 24, 2014
Where: Upper Canada Mississauga Financial Drive Facility
This course is suitable to customers purchasing lift quantities of
wood (ie 1000 bf) at one time and are concerned about yield
Save your spot today! RSVP to:
[email protected].
There is limited space available, book early.
Beauty Created Locally
Steven Der-Garabedian: Black Walnut Studio
Steven is prominently known for the beauty of his custom made
furniture. When at work, he finds a balance between power
tools for quick stock reduction, and hand tools that are used for
joinery, shaping, silky smooth finishes and edges.
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Positive Industry
News on Many
YTD Panel Shipments Hold
6% Growth in November
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YTC TFL Shipments Up 4.4%
in November
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US Builder Confidence Up
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Wood of the Month: English Oak
English Oak falls into the White Oak group, and shares many of
the same traits as White Oak (Quercus alba). English Oak is
used extensively for both interior and exterior building
applications throughout Europe.
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World's Longest Wood Carving
The sculpture, carved from a single tree trunk, measures
12.286 meters long, 3.075 meters high and 2.401 meters wide
(40.308 x 10.088 x 7.877 ft).
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For last year's words belong to last year's language and
next year's words await another voice.
~ T.S. Eliot
Live Edge Tables Just Got Easier for YOU to Make
Using the two-piece system for each leg, simply screw one bracket to the bottom of the table in the
desired position, then into the leg. Next screw the other bracket to the leg, then to the table.
The steel brackets are powder coated satin black for low visibility and trouble-free maintenance. When
installed, the brackets are hidden by the table top. Another advantage is that the brackets eliminate the
need for an apron, so there is more leg room when used to support a dining table.
Introductory Price $46.00/set
(1 set includes 2 brackets as shown in the image to the left)
Your Supply of Thin Dimensional Hardwoods
The milling is already done for you, so you can concentrate on the important details of your project.
Many of our customers use this material for boxes, segmented turning, various scroll saw work, models
(architectural and other), musical instruments, boat hulls/decks and interiors, toys, intarsia art, and panel
Depending on the limitations of each species, width and length will vary. Generally, widths range from 3
to 12” and lengths 3 to 5’. Stock can also be milled to your specifications in the species of your choice.
Please inquire for details.
Species in stock now include:
Red Tarara
Black Walnut
Pau Amarello
Black Limba
Guinea Walnut
Macassar Ebony
Local Craftsman Profile: Steven Der-Garabedian, Craftsman and
Traditional Tool Maker
From the age of 16, Steven has pushed his skill level in both design and technique from being selftaught, to utilizing the books of James Krenov and eventually, studying at the Rosewood Studio School of
Fine Woodworking. He is a firm believer in the adage “he with the most tools in the end wins”. Nowhere
does it say the tools all have to be the expensive variety! Steven uses both veneers and solid woods to
produce his elegant designs, and was recently published in the Dec/Jan issue of Canadian
Woodworking & Home Improvement magazine.
Wood of the Month: English Oak
Color / Appearance: Has a medium yellowish-brown color, though there can be a fair amount of
variation in color.
Grain / Texture: Has medium-to-large pores and a fairly coarse grain. May have irregular or interlocked
grain depending on growing conditions of the tree.
End Grain: Ring-porous; 2-4 rows of large, exclusively solitary earlywood pores, numerous small to very
small latewood pores in radial arrangement; tyloses abundant; growth rings distinct; rays large and visible
without lens; apotracheal parenchyma diffuse-in-aggregates (short lines between rays).
English Oak
Family Name:
Quercus robur
Rot Resistance: English Oak has been rated as having very good resistance to decay, and is commonly
used in boatbuilding applications.
Workability: Easy to glue, and takes stain and finishes very well.
Odor: Has a tell-tale smell that is common to most Oaks. Most find it appealing.
Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Oak has been reported as a
sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation, as well as asthma-like
Pricing / Availability: Widely grown and available in Europe, English Oak is not seen nearly as
commonly in the United States, and would be considered an imported lumber.
Generally English Oak sells for about $9.00/bf Net Wholesale and $12.00/bf Net Retail.
Sustainability: This wood is not listed in the CITIES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a
species of least concern.
Common Uses: Cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boatbuilding, barrels, and veneer.
Janka Ball Hardness Rating
By comparison Hard Maple is
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC)
Info Source:
0.53, 0.67
World's Longest Wood Carving
November 14, 2013 marked the ninth annual Guinness World Records Day, where people around the
globe attempt to break world records.
Unveiled that day at the Palace Museum in Beijing was an astonishing wooden sculpture by Chinese
artist Zheng Chunhui. The wooden carving took four years to complete. The sculpture, carved from a
single tree trunk, measures 12.286 meters long, 3.075 meters high and 2.401 meters wide (40.308 x
10.088 x 7.877 ft).
The sculpture is based on the famous scroll painting Along the River During the Qingming Festival (c
1085-1145), which captures the daily life of people and the landscape of the capital, Bianjing (today
Kaifeng). The original painting is one of the most renowned work among all Chinese paintings and has
even been called, ‘China’s Mona Lisa’ for its recognizability.
Zheng’s intricate sculpture features boats, bridges, buildings and over 550 individually carved people.
The Palace Museum where the sculpture was unveiled is also home to the original scroll painting.
Info Source: November 21, 2013
Positive Industry News on Many Fronts
YTD Panel Shipments Hold 6% Growth in November
North American shipments of particleboard and MDF for November rose 1.4% to 401 MMSF (3/4”
basis) compared to 396 MMSF the same month a year ago. Year-to-date shipments are 6.1% ahead
of 2012 at 5.037 MMSF compared to 4.746 MMSF.
Particleboard shipments increased 5.1% to 248 MMSF (3/4” basis) compared with 236 MMSF in
November 2012, but decreased 14.3% from last month. Year-to-date particleboard shipments were
ahead of 2012 by 8.4% at 3.068 MMSF. November MDF shipments fell 4.1% to 153 MMSF (3/4”
basis), compared to 159 MMSF the same month one year ago, and down 13.8% from last month.
Year-to-date MDF shipments were up 2.8% compared to 2012 at 1.970 MMSF.
YTD TFL Shipments up 4.4% in November
Shipments of thermally fused laminate (TFL) in November were 98 MMSF, up 6.8% compared to 92
MMSF in November 2012, but dropped nearly 15% from last month. Year-to-date shipments totaled
1.193 MMSF, up 4.4% over the same period last year. Shipments are extrapolated based on data
from 69.6% of the US industry and 76% of the Canadian industry.
US Builder Confidence Up
US builder confidence for new single-family homes in December rose 4 points to 58 on the National
Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Sales expectations for the
next six months increased 2 points to 62. The component gauging current sales conditions jumped 6
points to 64 and the index gauging traffic of prospective buyers rose 3 points to 44.
Info Sources: @ the edge, A Publication of the Composite Panel Association, Nov / Dec 2013 Issues
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