American Hardwood Information Center

Warmth, Style & Durability. Treasured for Generations

Wendy Silverstein

Wendy Silverstein is a former editor at Architecural Digest, Home, Kitchen & Bath Customer Planner, and Home/Style magazines. A consultant to the design industry, she works closely with interior designers, architects and other professionals in the field.

Hardwood Goes to the Fair

Each fall I look forward to attending Field & Supply, a modern interpretation of a traditional arts and crafts fair held annually at various locations in upstate New... read more

Hardwood Holiday Gifts

It’s gift-giving season, and once again I’ve found the range of items made of hardwood—from delightfully quirky children’s toys to exquisitely crafted custom... read more

American Hardwood, Spanish Dreams

When it comes to international promotions, nobody does more inventive work than our sister organization, the American Hardwood Export Council. Last year, in... read more

Hardwood Takes a Bath

Near our lakeside summer cottage in upstate New York is a charming old house built in the 1920s. Its original owner was an accomplished wooden-boat builder who used his... read more

Hardwood in the Home Office

Ongoing changes in technology and the job market have seen more and more Americans working from home. This trend has led to a marked increase in the number of... read more

Hardwood Goes to the Fair

Each spring, I look forward to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, a four-day extravaganza where more than 800 exhibitors from around the... read more

Walnut Takes to the Road

Like many design enthusiasts, I’ve always had a special affection for vintage Airstream trailers, a classic American brand that’s distinguished by its rounded,... read more

Modern Oak

Ask anyone to name a hardwood, and it’s a safe bet they’ll reply, “Oak.” There are good reasons for this. Of the more than 600 extant species of oak found throughout... read more


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