Villa at Sengokubara

The Villa in Sengokubara, Japan is designed by  Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and built with timber. The 2 storey residential has a unusual design where the main living room surrounds the …


Government stepping in to assist Myanmar’s ailing teak furniture industry

Myanmar furniture, once well-known for its quality and craftsmanship, is seemingly losing lustre in domestic and international markets. Local demand has declined quite drastically due to soaring prices, while overseas interest has waned due to weakening quality over the past few years. Recognising the struggles of the industry, Yangon Chief …

IFMAC 2018

Virginia forest economy sees growth

Virginia sets a new record for the volume of timber harvested with slight increases in both hardwood and softwood volume compared to 2017, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry’s analysis of the Virginia Forest Products Tax receipts from Fiscal Year 2017. “The rate of forest harvest is still well below forest growth in …

Serpentine Summer House

Designed as part of the Serpentine’s Architecture Programme 2016, the new Summer House is composed of four bands of curved wood structure starting with a bench level on the ground, a second …

Woods of Net

Woods of Net is a permanent pavilion for Japanese net artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam, in collaboration with structural engineers TIS & PARTNERS. Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam knitted the net …

Unfavourable outlook for Malaysia's wood-based manufacturing sector

As the second half of 2018 approaches, analysts have projected that the wood-based manufacturing sector will remain pessimistic as the weaker ringgit currency is insufficient to stop the negative factors such as potential minimum wage increase and high rubber wood prices. The research arm of Hong Leong Investment Bank Bhd (HLIB Research) revealed …

‘House of Cedar’

House of Cedar in Osaka, Japan (Photo credit:Yuko Tada, all images courtesy of Suga Atelier) The ‘House of Cedar’, a residence in Osaka, Japan was designed by Japanese practice Suga …


WMF 2016 - Exhibitor Interview: Mr. Piergiorgio Franca, Chief Executive Officer of Biesse China 专訪比雅斯中国首席执行官Piergiorgio Franca先生

Piergiorgio Franca先生:自2014年起,智能制造在全球都显得非常重要,比雅斯致力在中国市场成为行业领导者。正因为此,我们来到到中国,并努力拓展中国市场。比雅斯为中国制造企业提供可以满足客户多样化需求的生产解决方案。就家具生产和设计而言,比雅斯设备拥有高灵活性和多样性,可以协助改善生产技术,让企业在国内外更具竞争力。

Homag: Drilling and dowelling – ABD 260 Optimat

Drilling and dowelling – more efficient than ever before

CNC Drilling and dowel inserting machine - always keeping a tight grip on everything
• Incredibly fast drilling and dowel insertion
• 8 clamping cylinders keep a tight grip on wokrpieces
• Flexible handling due to lowerable center stop
• SORB TECH machine bed - heavy and sturdy

Kuang Yung: MRS-610M Optimizing Movable Rip Saw

• Choice of 1-6 movable blades
• Extra large 450 / 610 mm cutting width
• Optimizing cut function
•  American designed and developed scan system which has decades of experience since the first system made in 1996
• Worldwide success with more than 200 sets sold in the USA, Europe and Asia.
• Easy to operate, learn, update and maintain with multi-language window operating system such as English and Chinese.
• Rip 10 - 12  lumbers (3.6m each) per minute. (The results may vary according to operator performance, timber length and feeding speed)
• A 7 -10% increase in yield compared to conventional multiple rip saw