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In-depth news and style trend coverage of the wood furniture industry, including bedroom, youth bedroom, formal dining room, casual dining, home entertainment, home office and occasional furniture such as tables, cabinets, chests and curios.

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  • Thomas Russell

    Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell

    Thomas Russell

    September 8, 2016

    8 reasons not to worry about antidumping duties in Vietnam

    A recent blog I wrote addressed the on and off debate - mostly fueled by fearful Vietnamese manufacturers - about whether Vietnam would be the next target for antidumping duties. As we've reported on many occasions, Vietnam has captured the majority of China's wooden bedroom business due to duties the U.S. government has placed on China in the category. Vietnamese bedroom producers often fret about the likelihood of duties being placed on them. But a reader who responded to the blog, Kevin Lu of RK Resources in Vietnam, raised some points on why it's not very likely to ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    March 28, 2016

    Eclecticism gone wild: 2 solutions for today’s overwhelmed shopper

    I’ve decided to redecorate and want to be on-trend. So the plan is to do my whole home in mid-century modern casual neo-industrial glam. Sound a little confusing? Welcome to the furniture business circa 2016. The mass customization that emerged in the 1990’s as a response to the individualism of Gen X has evolved into a raging Millennial eclecticism of HGTV garage-sale chic that has turned the absence of style into a decorating statement. Today consumers want their homes to reflect their personal lifestyles, their sense of individual expression. The challenge is that while some may see themselves ...

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  • Thomas Russell

    Sourcing Strategies by Tom Russell

    Thomas Russell

    February 24, 2016

    Vaughan-Bassett shows its commitment to a competitve wood strategy

    This blog may be called Sourcing Strategies, but I propose that U.S. manufacturing is indeed a part of the global sourcing network. That particularly came to mind with this week's announcement about Vaughan-Bassett’s new solid wood initiative called Artisan & Post. The line, which will ultimately include 300 SKUs — one of the company’s largest introductions ever — gets Vaughan Bassett back into solid wood bedroom, an area where it has had some limited success in the past. The difference, as the story notes, lies largely in the number of finish options and step-up construction features of the line ...

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