American Hardwoods
Real American Hardwoods

Wendy Silverstein

Wendy Silverstein is a former editor at Architectural 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.


Kalon’s Hardwood Furniture

Kalon’s Hardwood Furniture

I’ve long been an admirer of the simple, elegant, and highly serviceable hardwood furniture designed and produced by Kalon, a small company based in Los Angeles.... read more
American Oak, Texas Style

American Oak, Texas Style

There are 90 species of oak native to the United States. Ever since the colonial era, we’ve been using the hardy, attractive, and plentiful hardwood for furniture,... read more

Hardwood Gifts for the Holiday Season

From safe and sturdy playthings for the nursery to sleek and stylish furniture for the living room, there’s a whole world of beautiful American hardwood products—made... read more

Tree Talk: A Visit to Chesterwood

Most summers I try to visit Chesterwood, the former country home and studio of the sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), most famous for his monumental statue of... read more

Hardwood at KBIS 2020

The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), is always a source of interesting new hardwood products for the home. This year’s exposition, held in January in Las... read more

The Legacy of American Red Oak

Last summer, our sister organization, the American Hardwood Export Council, collaborated with the London Design Festival on the Legacy Project in which ten leaders of... read more

The Beauty of Sustainable Hardwood

When artist Hadley Williams renovated her family home in California’s Bay Area, she asked the makeover team—designer Sherry Williamson, architect Andrew Mann, and... read more

Hardwood Paneling Goes Dark

Although dark wood paneling is traditionally associated with the haunts of wealth and power—corporate board rooms, gentlemen’s clubs, grand public chambers—it’s... read more

Hardwood Gifts for the Holidays

​Each season I simplify my holiday giving by focusing on gifts made of American hardwood. There’s an enormous selection out there, ranging from the sleekly... read more

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