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Industry perspectives from the professional specifier.


The ‘pluses’ of Thermally Modified Hardwood

The ‘pluses’ of Thermally Modified Hardwood

If you are not specifying Thermally Modified Hardwood, perhaps you should be. The material is an environmentally friendly alternative to chemically treated wood and boasts an aesthetic appeal that will enhance both indoor and outdoor applications.  Consider that...

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Are We Running Out of American Hardwoods? Hardly!

Are We Running Out of American Hardwoods? Hardly!

Every two minutes, the U.S. Hardwood forest grows by the size of a football field? How do we know? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service began accumulating data in the early 1950s and the Department continues to systematically gather, analyze and...

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Reducing Carbon Emissions by Using Wood Products

Reducing Carbon Emissions by Using Wood Products

As the environmental crisis persists, and increasing "Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions—from the extraction, manufacturing, transportation, construction, and even disposal of building materials, at the end of their useful lives"—continue to fuel the problem, there is one...

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2021 Top Features and Design Trends

2021 Top Features and Design Trends

A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) identified “buyer preferences most likely to resonate in the 2021 market.” Identified as top features were laundry rooms, walk-in pantries, exterior lighting and customized outdoor spaces -...

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The future of Hardwood Cross-Laminated Timber

The future of Hardwood Cross-Laminated Timber

Through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, and in conjunction with The Hardwood Manufacturers Association, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc., and the National Hardwood Lumber Association, researchers from Virginia Tech continue to analyze the viability of...

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American Hardwoods – an Investment in and for Life

American Hardwoods – an Investment in and for Life

“Real American Hardwood is unique down to its very cells. It’s beautiful, warm and one of a kind. The most beautiful building product out there, and the one that imitation products strive to be. Grown with purpose and naturally renewing, hardwood is authentic, without...

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Hardwood CLT project sets design benchmarks

“Following a multi-year research period, Virginia Tech students and faculty developed a structurally-viable, high-performance, local-species cross-laminated timber product made with a low-grade hardwood - Yellow Poplar CLT - and utilized it for the construction of a...

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Mass Timber getting the nod from the experts

As interest in CO2 reduction and sustainability gains momentum, it’s not surprising that mass timber in construction is getting the spotlight. In a Forbes article entitled, “Is Mass Timber the Path to Sustainable Construction?” manufacturing veteran/advocate/writer,...

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American Hardwoods–so much more than a Pretty Face

What an eye-opener – the number of “life essential” products that rely on wood fiber! Tragic that it has taken a pandemic to broaden the horizons of the American consumer on what the forest products industry knows as a matter of fact … “Wood and paper products meet...

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A unique approach to furniture making with Red Oak

“In the summer of 2019, ten leaders of London’s cultural institutions collaborated with some of Europe’s most exciting designers to create a ‘legacy’ piece to pass on to a family member, or the institution they lead.” Inspired by the needs of each individual...

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