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Red Grandis: Wood Highlight

Red Grandis is a consistent, premium quality wood ideally suited for high-end applications in furniture, cabinetry, mouldings, windows and doors. Renowned for stability, it serves as an excellent alternative to Spanish cedar and mahogany for exterior applications. Red...

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Attending Woodtoberfest 2014

Next weekend we will host our annual Woodtoberfest, an event celebrating all things wood. We hope you’ll make plans to join us. With a variety of demonstrations throughout the day, there was something for everyone. This is a great opportunity to wander around and take...

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Build Green, Design with Wood

Green building materials and green design are hot topics in architecture and design. But what criteria do you use to decide what products are more environmentally friendly? Many recent studies argue that the only effective way to compare products for their...

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What is a Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is defined as the measurement of greenhouse gases produced from day-to-day living through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating, transportation and product manufacturing. Measured in tons of carbon dioxide, it is a concern for those who...

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Earth Friendly Finishes

Finishes are vital to protecting the beauty and performance of hardwood cabinetry, flooring and millwork, and in the not-so-distant past, it was considered practically impossible to make high-quality finishes that did not emit VOCs, both during their application and...

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Vertical Grain Fir

Vertical Grain Fir is one of the most distinctive looking woods in North America with its unique, straight grain pattern. Grown in the Pacific Northwest, this beautiful coastal species provides designers with a rich visual quality and a clean look while providing...

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Cypress Mills are Chanting “Rain, Rain, Go Away!”

Over the last few years, the drought stricken South has performed rain dances, fought over water rights, and held prayer vigils just to get a little water. Those prayers have been answered in 2013. Atlanta is currently at 152% of the normal year-to-date rainfall...

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Wood of the Month – Rustic Alder

Alder is a popular species today because of its subdued grain and fine, uniform texture. With rustic alder there is a random blend of knots, burls (swirling grain clusters) and other natural characteristics. This versatile wood species features a fairly straight...

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Welcome to our Blog

Social media is purportedly the communications tool of the new era. As we start down the path of writing a blog, I am sincerely excited for the opportunity this gives our company to provide valuable resources for the architectural/woodworking community, while opening...

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Wood is Carbon Neutral

Wood is your best environmental choice! Thanks to the work of our foresters, wood is a carbon neutral material. Healthy forests are net producers of oxygen through photosynthesis. Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The oxygen is released back...

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Loving Wood at Woodtoberfest

Woodtoberfest 2013 Last weekend we held our first annual Woodtoberfest, an event celebrating all things wood. Despite pretty brisk temperatures, over 300 people came out Saturday to share in the fun. With a variety of demonstrations throughout the day, there was...

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