by Robert Dalheim
Chinese plywood tariffs,
transforming shop carts
Leading this month online at Woodworking Network was news that the International Trade Commission issued
its final determination – activating
significant tariffs of nearly 200 percent
one some imports of Chinese hardwood plywood in a 4-0 decision.
Trade groups like the Coalition for
the Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood
commended the decision. Others, like
the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, were disappointed, expressing shock that the tariffs weren’t disclosed until President Trump returned
from his recent trip to Asia.
Also very popular this month was
a custom built shop cart from furniture maker Timothy Wilmots, which
is a height-adjustable assembly table, a
glue-up table, a panel cart, a Festool-inspired dog-hold bench, a drying rack,
and a mobile shop cart – all in one. The
cart is “designed to assist woodworkers
all along the construction of a piece of
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The ITC voted to activate substantial tariffs on imported Chinese hardwood plywood in a unanimous decision.
Timothy Wilmots’ custom-built shop cart transforms to perform six different tasks.
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