Knock on Wood
It's that time of year again, as the weather cools down and nature provides a colorful landscape. Any guesses as to why hardwood tree leaves change color in the fall? Spoiler alert: It's science!
Wood is a state-of-art, renewable, and sustainable building material with excellent mechanical properties. And now, scientists have discovered a way for wood flooring to harvest electricity from your footsteps. Read more about the technology from Woodworking Network.
When it comes to selecting a championship-caliber floor, the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks went with American hard maple, sourced from a sustainably managed forest in Wisconsin. Read more about the story behind the court from the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
William Rawn Associates utilized American maple to warm up the interiors of the Tanglewood Linde Center for Music and Learning in Lenox Massachusetts. The project earned a 2021 AIA Interior Architecture Award. Read more at ArchitecturalRecord.com.
Maple, ash, and walnut are on tap at a brewery/wood shop in the Windy City. Read more about Half Acre Brew Co. and Half Acre Build Co. at WoodworkingNetwork.com.
Pristine white kitchens have been all the rage lately, but could they be on the way out? Probably not, but Architectural Digest's Hannah Martin explores how the natural wood look is making a comeback. Read more at ArchitecturalDigest.com
Hardwood floors bring warmth, natural beauty, and value to a home, but in order for these benefits to be enjoyed, they must be installed properly. Read more at FloorTrendsMag.com.
Hacin + Associates transformed a former parking garage in Cambridge’s Central Square neighborhood into a collaborative workspace for IDEO utilizing a mix of materials, including American oak. Read more at ArchitectMagazine.com.
Nestled in California’s Santa Rosa Mountains, this weekend retreat features natural oak floors and walnut millwork—and stunning views of the Coachella Valley basin. Read more at Architectural Record.