Category: PureBond Fabricator Network™

Mod Mom Furniture adopts PureBond for its eco-friendly children’s furnishings!

PureBond Feat New Bold CMYK EDITWe are so excited to share with everyone that furniture entrepreneur, Mod Mom Furniture has adopted PureBond® decorative hardwood plywood for its eco-friendly children’s furnishings!!! PureBond® decorative hardwood plywood products will now be the exclusive wood material being used in the manufacture of its line of wooden toy boxes and other children’s furniture! How cool is that??

maude-1Mod Mom Furniture has made the conversion to PureBond® hardwood plywood, which is manufactured by Columbia Forest Products, to ensure use of the finest quality North American materials in their Mod Mom Furniture. PureBond contains no added formaldehyde, making it a healthier, kid-friendly choice for families.

In explaining the decision to begin using PureBond hardwood plywood, Kiersten Hathcock, Mod Mom Furniture’s president, said, “These days, when families make choices on kids’ furnishings, they want to know that what they’re getting is not only stylish, durable and made in the U.S., but also good for indoor air quality. Now that Mod Mom Furniture is made with PureBond panels, parents can be sure they’re receiving the best value for domestically-sourced, quality furniture that lasts.”

Hathcock added, “PureBond’s motto is ‘Everyone Deserves Quality.‘ It clearly expresses the message that this plywood is the best choice for consumers who seek all-wood materials with zero added formaldehyde used in their furniture, cabinetry and fixtures. This commitment to functional beauty and eco-friendly design is in perfect sync with our mission. In addition, Columbia’s commitment to responsible forestry practices offers an even more compelling, eco-friendly starting point for each Mod Mom piece of furniture – something we could not have said before.”

chasewhitebackground-finalWhile PureBond all-wood veneer core panels provide the timeless appeal of real wood, they also deliver strong, durable performance and lighter weight. They are highly-suited for building furniture, cabinets, shelving, bookcases and other furnishings – especially when compared to panels made out of particleboard, MDF or other “manufactured wood” materials. PureBond panels also possess water resistance properties that are superior to particleboard and other alternative panel constructions. And as a bonus, all PureBond panels are made in the United States and Canada!

In case you are not familiar with Mod Mom Furniture they are a true true American success story. When full-time mother Kiersten Hathcock began building children’s furniture in her garage in 2007, she had no professional experience in woodworking (like many DIYers PureBond currently works with). But as a self-taught furniture designer-builder, she quickly discovered a marketplace desire for modern-style wooden toy boxes. That started her on a journey that ultimately launched her own company.

At first, Mod Mom Furniture’s toy boxes were designed and built in Hathcock’s 400 sq. ft. garage – but they soon became so popular that demand outstripped her ability to manufacture them on her own. To satisfy growing demand for the products, in 2010 Mod Mom Furniture decided to partner with L&J Woodworking (Dundee, OH), an Amish furniture manufacturer, to make its products.

Mod Mom Furniture’s toy boxes and other items have attracted a steadily growing customer following including families, interior designers, and celebrities such as Rachel Zoe and Christina Applegate. Mod Mom pieces have been featured in furniture and shelter publications, national newspapers, design books and on TV shows.

finalenzocutoutAccording to Todd Vogelsinger, Columbia Forest Product’s director of marketing, PureBond plywood offers a level of enduring quality that can be found only in real hardwood panels. “But PureBond is also a healthy choice for families and children because it’s made with an EPA award-winning, soy-based, no-added formaldehyde technology. It’s a unique product that has proven to be very popular with careful consumers.” Vogelsinger noted.

Because of their formaldehyde-free nature, PureBond panels are particularly well-suited for people who are concerned about healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) for themselves and their families. Healthy IAQ is important because indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than the outside air.

Not everyone notices the symptoms of poor indoor air quality, although some people are more susceptible to contracting upper respiratory tract infections. Dizziness, nausea and asthma are other, more serious symptoms that may result from poor indoor air quality.

For more information on Mod Mom Furniture and its product line, visit modmomfurniture.com. For more information about PureBond hardwood plywood panels, visit purebondplywood.com.

Neil Kelly Cabinets Celebrating 65th Years In Business!!!

Neil_Kelly_BarCheck out this really great article in the Woodworking Network about a member of our PureBond Fabricator Network, Neil Kelly Cabinets! The article talks about how this Portland, Oregon based environmentally minded Design/Build Remodeling Company, continues to homepic_9champion green products into its 65th year in business!!! The company prides itself on the simple philosophy of being able ” deliver stylish, environmentally smart HOMEPIC_21cabinetry that contains no toxic substances, improving the indoor air quality of the buildings in which the cabinets are installed to help create healthy homes” which they accomplish by advocating green products like our PureBond hardwood plywood. For this article in full, click here!

The Big Reveal…Completed Sutter Project By JWS Woodworking and Design, Inc.

sutter kit2We have been patiently waiting for this project by PureBond Fabricator Network member, JWS utter kit5Woodworking & Design, Inc. to be completed and with the recent ‘big reveal’ we can now say this fabulous project was well worth the wait!!! John Swarbrick ‏and his team have not disappointed, in fact, I now have a big case of Kitchen Envy over the Sutter family’s sutter kit3new kitchen and built-ins :)

We’re really pleased that John chooses to use our eco-friendly PureBond products in all his kitchens and cabinetry and we hope to see many more projects in the future….though I am not sutter6sure this one can be topped :) For more on JWS Woodworking & Design, Inc. click here!

Stylish PureBond Kitty Loungers From PFN Peach Industries

schroed-stepping-offPeach Industries, the creators of the über stylish kitty (or maybe small dog?) loungers are the brain child of husband and wife team of, Mike and Georgia Barbush! Apparently, one of them is an industrial designer and the other is a registered vet tech, so you can see how their talents  merged :)

two-view-kitty-lounger-CM-pPeach Industries became members of our PureBond Fabricator Network a short time ago when they looking for plywood options that would not only create a high quality, beautiful and functional accent pieces for the home but were Made-In-America and eco-friendly…ergo our formaldehyde-free PureBond hardwood plywood which is made in the US fit their list of requirements to a “T”!!!!!!

The kitty loungers, which are 12″x’21″x25″  are easy to assemble and don’t require and tools or hardware…what more could you ask for a pet bed option? For more on Peach Industries, click here!

May 31st Deadline Approaching For 2013 PureBond Quality Award Entries!!!!!!!!

ATTENTION: the May 31st deadline is fast approaching for entries for our 2nd Annual PureBond Quality Awards, so if you are a member of our PureBond Fabricator Network (PFN) we encourage you to get submit your entries in for chances to win Visa gift cards for up to $1,000!!!!! For more information see below!!!

Columbia Forest Products and the PureBond Fabricator Network (PFN) proudly announce the

2nd Annual PureBond Quality Awards!

Here is how it works: 

PureBond Pledge MockupsPFN members in good standing can compete in any of the four categories. Each participant may provide an entry in each of the categories:

  1. Kitchen – Residential
  2. Bath – Residential
  3. Residential Other (furniture, built-ins, etc.)
  4. Commercial (any application)

Columbia will award Visa Gift cards to the top three participants in each category in the amounts of:

  • 1st Place – $1,000
  • 2nd Place – $250
  • 3rd Place – $100
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Winners will also be featured on our websites for a year and be promoted through our press releases and social media outlets. In addition, all winners will receive a plaque and a PureBond Quality Award Winner badge to place on their website and social media platforms. 

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To participate each PFN must submit this entry form with the following:

  • A paragraph about their shop and history.
  • A paragraph about the job submitted, date of installation and the PureBond product used.
  • A paragraph about how PureBond plywood met the needs of the client (No VOC’s, made in America,
all wood construction.)
  • A minimum of 2 – maximum of 6 – pictures of the job submitted (high-quality, hi-res digital images of at least 800 x 600 pixels in JPG, TIF, or EPS format.)
  • Limited to one submission per category.
  • Must be a member of the PureBond Fabricator Network
. Click link for more information: 
http://columbiaforestproducts.com/Forms.aspx/PFN 

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges TBD in the near future!

Contest runs from March 1 to May 31, 2013

pureEmail images and entry form to:

lwinkler@columbiaforestproducts.com

Subject: 2012 PureBond Quality Awards

Or visit our contest page for more information.

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