Modern Oak

Ask anyone to name a hardwood, and it’s a safe bet they’ll reply, “Oak.” There are good reasons for this. … Continue reading

Finding a Contractor for a Hardwood Floor

One sure fire way to refresh an interior is to put in new hardwood flooring. But for most of us, … Continue reading

Hardwood Dimes

There’s always something interesting to discover at the Historic Home Show, an annual event in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, dedicated to … Continue reading

The Hardwood Smile

Our sister organization, the American Hardwood Export Council, does extraordinary promotional work around the globe. Last fall, they collaborated with … Continue reading

Hardwood on Instagram

I’ve been a major fan of Instagram, the photo-sharing social-media network, since it launched in 2010. Design aficionados like me … Continue reading

Hardwood Holiday Gifts

Once again this season I’m simplifying my holiday giving for everyone, from baby to grandma, by focusing on gifts made … Continue reading

Handmade Hardwood Furniture in Massachusetts

    I was talking to a friend about a new generation of artisans that are keeping the tradition of … Continue reading

White Ash Faces an Emerald-Green Foe

I was at my family’s lakeside cottage in Upstate New York this summer, having breakfast on the porch, enjoying the … Continue reading

Walnut Goes to the Beach

    Medium-dark walnut is not a hardwood I generally associate with beach houses—until I saw a new two-story weekend … Continue reading

Barn Door Beauties

Hardwood barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. But I’ve noticed that … Continue reading