When you're planning to build the house of your dreams, or when you're planning a renovation or extension to your home, it's important to stay up to date with building codes for wood design and construction. The standards address wood design in residential and commercial construction, including wind, fire and seismic provisions. Unfortunately, carpentry workshops are classified as a Class III hazard according to the National Electrical Code (NEC) due to the “fibers and flying flies” (f&f) they produce. This can be a financial burden for individual companies who don't have the capacity to fight this battle.
It is hoped that Fine Woodworking will recognize the threat this poses to its readers and launch a campaign for an exemption for small carpentry workshops.