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Setting the Tone for Success

AHC Hardwood Group is proud to contribute another project to this award winning magazine, highlighting the use of exotic lumber in a unique setting. AHC Import Lumber provided the hardwood lumber free of charge. This is a sneak peak of our article as it appears in the...

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Eastern White Pine – Wood Highlight

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is the biggest conifer native to eastern North America, regularly growing up to 120 feet tall. Although it is a softwood, don’t dismiss this species as just another variety of construction lumber. For centuries, Eastern White Pine...

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European Antique Pine Warehouse & Custom Barn Doors

Customer Highlight Anyone who’s flipped through a design magazine or turned on HGTV in the past several years has seen plenty of barn doors. Who hasn’t coveted those space-saving, sliding interior doors that can make a temporary wall or hide a TV, all while giving a...

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Goncalo Alves – Wood Highlight

Goncalo alves, also known as tigerwood for its sometimes dramatic striping, is a beautiful and durable hardwood from Central and South America. Woodworkers appreciate goncalo alves for its striking beauty, durability, and strength. Appearance The pale gray sapwood of...

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Best Practices for Gluing Up Wood Panels

Gluing up a wood panel is one of those things that seems deceptively simple, until you try it and end up with a cupped mess of a panel covered in goopy lines. Here are some best practices to help you glue up a beautiful, flat panel on the first try.   Step 1:...

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Rustic Hickory – Wood Highlight

Rustic Hickory Lumber Adds Character. Hickory is prized for its characteristic color variation and vibrant grain patterns. Rustic hickory takes those properties and turns up the volume with color variations that are even more dramatic, from nearly white to dark brown,...

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Iroko – Wood Highlight

Iroko Has Many of the Same Uses as Teak But Stands on Its Own Two Feet When the price of teak began to go up substantially, everyone from lumber companies to woodworkers started looking harder at alternative woods to teak. One wood that can be used in place of teak is...

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Trending in Design – Design with Urban Wood

Designing with Urban Wood is a growing trend. This is exactly the reason Leigh and Cliff Spencer, the founders of the woodworking company Alabama Sawyer, love to showcase the timber. Alabama Sawyer designs modern, environmentally sustainable products from urban trees...

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Black Walnut vs. Peruvian Walnut

Black walnut has long been prized by woodworkers for its dark brown hue, distinctive figuring, easy workability, and strength. Its tropical cousin, Peruvian walnut, is newer to the American woodworking scene. How do the two walnut species compare?   Defects One...

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Durable Decking Options: Ipe and Tali

When it comes to high quality decking, Ipe is typically considered the finest option, but the lesser-known Tali is a great sustainable alternative. Ipe Ipe, an ironwood from South America, is well-known as a top-of-the-line option for decking. As one of the hardest...

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Exterior Wood versus Composite Decking

What is More Green - Exterior Wood or Composite Decking? When building a project, small or large outdoors, so does the debate – composite decking or wood? The truth of the matter is that no material is perfect. The debate though, was not typically based on the science...

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Woods for Use in Outdoor Applications

When you’re constructing a deck or building outdoor furniture for your backyard, you want to make sure you choose a wood that can stand up to the elements. There are beautiful alternatives available to treated pine.

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What You Need to Know About Hardwood Plywood

Hardwood plywood is a great choice for furniture, cabinets, and many other projects due to its strength, stability, and convenience. There are multiple types of plywood available and each kind has its place in your shop. Learn more about the differences between the...

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Ipe Decking Features & Characteristics

What You Should Know About Ipe Decking If you’re looking for a hardwood decking option, Ipe should definitely be on your short list. Prized for its hardness and durability, Ipe is a decking option that will stand the test of time. Ipe (Tabebuia spp., Lapacho group) is...

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Forests Down Under

Learning More About Australia Through the Forest A blog by Jim Howard, President On a recent trip to Australia, I had the opportunity to visit the forests down under and learn firsthand about their native trees and local history. I visited a rainforest in northern...

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