Category: Wood

DESIGNING WITH WOOD

Axalta Introduces Wood Vibes Collection for the Wood Finishing Industry

Axalta is proud to introduce a new industrial wood coatings campaign, “Wood Vibes.” The collection, inspired by the beauty of nature and power of wildlife, explores color and design trends of the wood coatings industry. The collection coincides with the launch of new labels that empathize the beauty, strength, and versatility of our product portfolio.

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Unveiling the future of construction by revisiting the past

Rising to 85 feet, Carbon12 is currently the tallest mass timber building in the United States. A boutique collection of 14 units, Carbon12 is a glass and timber showpiece located in Portland, Oregon. Its structure is assembled from prefabricated Structurlam GlulamPlus® beams and columns, and CrossLam® CLT panels, which represent the next big evolution in the construction industry in the United States, and which have enormous positive economic and environmental potential.

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Northwest Hardwoods Provided American Tulipwood for Unique Installation at Last Week’s 2018 London Design Festival

Northwest Hardwoods donated American tulipwood for a pavilion installation called MultiPly that was featured in the Sackler courtyard of the Victoria & Albert Museum in Knightsbridge during the festival. MultiPly was the collaboration between Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and ARUP Group. MultiPly explored a new, more sustainable way of building that showcased the structural, aesthetic and environmental properties of American tulipwood cross-laminated timber panels (CLT). American tulipwood is one of many American hardwoods that AHEC promotes to other countries and is one of the widely available and sustainable hardwood species from the U.S. hardwood forests, and is unique to North America. 

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Scenic Advisement Offices Transform The Stable in San Francisco

Upon entering the dynamic space of the Scenic Advisement Offices in San Francisco, one’s mind might not immediately jump to the quaint yet historic past embedded into the bones of this Battery St. location. In fact, if not for the humble design elements of Douglas fir beams, high ceilings, and stall like enclosures, there would be no indication of its original purpose.

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Wood Use in Schools on the Rise as Education Building Market Expands

Experts project U.S. schools will need to accommodate an additional 2.8 million students by 2024. Meanwhile, the average age of education facilities at every level has increased, and rapidly evolving student needs and technologies are making repairs, renovations and expansions critical for schools striving to remain relevant. As U.S. designers seek to satisfy the needs of a growing student population, Think Wood anticipates an increase in wood schools over the next decade.

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New Mobile App Features Most Popular Hardwood Species

The free Reference Guide application, at www.HardwoodInfo.com, not only includes information about the most abundant American Hardwood Species—availability, physical and working characteristics, strength and mechanical properties, and typical applications of each—it also allows users the ability to compare species being considered for a project.

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Sherwin-Williams® Simplifies Interior Staining Projects with New Minwax® Line, Updated Color Palette and Design Center

The new Minwax Performance Series, an extension of the best-in-class Minwax family of products, includes three innovative staining solutions: Tintable Wood Stain, Fast-Dry Varnish, and Fast-Dry Sanding Sealer. The new line, updated color palette and the ability to tint custom colors are only available at Sherwin-Williams stores and are part of a new interior stain design center.

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Guide to Green Building Products – Product of the Week

Linetec offers specialty anodize finishes for aluminum in Brushed Stainless and Copper colors. Linetec’s anodize finishes meet AAMA 611 Class I industry standards and may be specified with recycled content. Linetec’s anodize produce no harmful or dangerous by-products, and are non-hazardous.

Linetec offers specialty anodize finishes for aluminum in Brushed Stainless and Copper colors. Linetec’s anodize finishes meet AAMA 611 Class I industry standards and may be specified with recycled content. Linetec’s anodize produce no harmful or dangerous by-products, and are non-hazardous.

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