Dear Reader,

Current Issue:
The Dawn of first day of 2019 should usher in a New Year full of hopes and promises. Mankind will wake up on First January 2019 with a determination and will strive to undertake even stronger efforts to change the course of things in positive direction.


We have compiled and presented this end – of – the year issue as a combination of great Expo coverage – Previews and Reviews, New Expos being launched – plus newfound techniques in woodworking machines and material.
Cover Story is brought from Gabon, the country from Central West Africa that has recently emerged as a Woodworking Paradise at Timber Source. The GSEZ people have appropriately named their timber species as “Red Gold from Gabon”. In Cover story you will find the details of all prominent species available in Republic of Gabon.
In Expert Advice article “the tips to make Pre – Hung Doors” – should prove as a unique year -end gift to our enterprising readers. Innovative techniques and materials are judiciously picked up and presented in “Woodworking Around the Globe – Editor’s Pick”.


Dubai Woodshow 2019 is all set to serve again as Middle East’s only dedicated platform – the Trade Show that brings together since 2006 the buyers and sellers for woodworking machines and materials in this region [12-14 March 2019]. Just visit to visit to participate. MWGE next issue will be “2019 Dubai Woodshow Special” so watch this space in coming issue.


Attention Flooring industry Traders, importers , exhibitors from Gulf coutries – make it a point to visit the Inaugural launch of Domotex USA [ Feb 28-March 2 – Atlanta , USA].Just go through #whyidomotex, and you will realise why you should pay a visit. #whyidomotex is a brand-new series of interviews with flooring industry professionals, including designers, remodelers, distributors, retailers and manufacturers. Located on the DOMOTEX USA website at


Interested readers of MWGE in related trade must well aware of Domotex exhibitions as many must be visiting Domotex Asia Chinafloor for which MWGE are Media Partner since 10 + years. Current issue also presents an extensive pre-view of the Shanghai Fair [ 26-28 March 2019].


Good number of Previews of major Global Fairs-Ligna & Interzum 2019 are the must visit Global Fairs for machines and materials. With so many Shows doing well, the furniture industry worldwide seems certainly poised to make a good start in year 2019.In this vibrant and cheerful backdrop we wish all our Readers, Contributors and Supporters a very Happy New Year . We look forward to reach you in 2019 along with even more interesting features.


Shanti Mansabdar – Editor [Modern Woodwork India & Gulf]