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From the Pros

Industry perspectives from the professional specifier.


“Making red oak more red?”

American Red Oak is a dominant species in the eastern U.S. hardwood forests. Despite its name – which comes from the color of its leaves in the fall – its sapwood is... read more

A Red Oak Renaissance

There has never been a better time to buy American red oak. It’s plentiful and eminently affordable, and the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) “is working with... read more

American Hardwoods in the Bathroom

Design/Build professionals are always finding fresh ways to use American Hardwoods. Why not in the Bath? The experts tell us that when “properly installed and sealed... read more

The Color(s) of 2019

Used to be that when it came to choosing the Color of the Year, color giant Pantone was the only game in town. But times, they are a changing. Major paint manufacturers... read more

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