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Buyers GuIde

Warren Spitz

iWPa’s Membership directory highlights the leading suppliers to the north american market of hardwood and softwood lumber, flooring, decking, veneer, plywood and other composite wood products. this one-stop resource guide also provides contact information for ports, shipping companies, third-party certifiers and others that are helping to advance international trade in wood products.

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From the Forest A message from the International Wood Products Association.

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Wood: Another Look If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to wood, take another look. International Wood’s open inquiry to architects, designers and craftspeople attracted stunning examples of innovative uses of tropical woods.

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Drafting and Design Two prominent leaders in their profession, architect Robert Gurney and celebrity interior designer Lori Dennis are profiled in a Q&A on trends influencing architecture and interior design.

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Winning with Wood IWPA Awards Program celebrates environmental, aesthetic design and innovative excellence. This year’s winners display the kind of collaboration throughout the supply chain that sustains the global wood network.

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Well-Versed in Baltic Birch Architect John Ronan takes a simple, ordinary material, like Baltic birch plywood, and makes it special in Chicago’s new Poetry Building.

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Man Caves Man Caves are moving from the basement to dominate the entire home. A Manhattan penthouse showcases dark wenge flooring and complementary accoutrements for this man-cathedral.

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Passionate About Purpleheart Architect Ted Touloukian selected the amethyst-colored hardwood purpleheart for the pergolas and pavilion at Center City Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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From the Forest

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elcome to the 9th edition of International Wood, IWPA’s award-winning publication. It is my pleasure to present to you a magazine months in the making – showcasing woods from around the world in everything from man caves to custom-built houses. In the past we have always shown you how sustainable global sourcing makes it easy for you to create beautiful objects, furniture, homes and public spaces, whether indoors or outside. This year, more than ever, we see the interplay between many different types of wood from across the globe that are brought into our lives and interacting in new and exciting ways. What often goes unseen are the millions of jobs created in the U.S. and Canada that these woods support. I am truly proud to see our products make such a difference for so many, from forest dependent communities overseas to the woodworkers across our continent whose talents are unrivaled. Furthermore, I am constantly inspired by the projects that architects and designers are now developing that celebrates the use of wood in new and innovative ways. Enjoy reading about the stunning applications created with imported wood products. If you find yourself wanting to use any ideas you see, simply peruse our Buyer’s Guide (beginning on page 66) to locate a supplier. The projects and companies profiled in these pages are the best of our industry. Whether this is the first time you have picked up International Wood or the ninth, I know there will be something in these pages you can appreciate and use. If you would like to learn more about our industry, I invite you to attend the IWPA Annual Convention in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada from the 17th through the 19th of April, 2013. A full schedule awaits that mixes education, legislative updates and time for business. It is my fantastic pleasure to serve as the elected President of IWPA during a time of so much innovation in this industry. Join IWPA as a member today or become active in our online community at iwpawood.org as a designer or architect, and share in the exploration of new species, new projects and new possibilities. A great journey awaits! Sincerely,

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The forests provide a natural, wondrous and renewable palette of wood species in an amazing multitude of colors and grain patterns. There are literally thousands of species globally that spark the imagination of our readers. Each edition of International Wood provides insight into the wide range of projects that successfully incorporate imported species. We have made every effort below to identify the species referenced in this edition by its more common name and Genus species. Clearly communicate your needs with a U.S. importer, manufacturer or supplier who can best assist you in locating the most appropriate species for your project. • Anegre (Aningeria spp.)

• Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon) • Balau, Red (Shorea spp.) • Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

• Birch, Baltic (Betula spp.)

• Birch, Karlian (Betula spp.)

• Bloodwood (Brosimum paraense)

• Bocote (Cordia spp.)

• Brazilian cherry/jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril)

• Bubinga (Guibourtia spp.)

• Cedar, Spanish (Cedrela odorata)

• Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) • Cumaru (Dipteryx odorata)

• Doussie (Afzelia spp)

• Ebony (Diospyros spp.)

• Elm, Carpathian (Ulmus spp.) • Garapa (Apuleia leiocarpa) • Ipé (Tabebuia spp.)

• Iroko (Chlorophora excelsa)

• Khaya/African mahogany (Khaya spp.) • Limba, Black (Terminalia superba) • Macassar ebony (Diospyros spp.)

• Mahogany, Honduran (Swietenia macrophylla) • Maple (Acer spp.)

• Massaranduba/Brazilian redwood (Manilkara spp.)

• Meranti/lauan (Shorea spp.)

• Obeche (Triplochiton scleroxvlon)

• Okoume (Aucoumea klaineana) • Padauk (Pterocarpus spp.)

• Paldao (Dracontomelon dao) • Pau ferro (Machaerium spp.)

• Primavera (Cybistax donnell-smithii)

• Purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.)

• Rosewood (Dalbergia spp.)

• Rosewood, Madagascar (Dalbergia baroni)

• Santos rosewood/pau ferro (Machaerium spp.) • Sapele (Entandrophragma spp.)

• Shedua (Guibourtia ehie)

• Spruce, Sitka (Picea sitchensis) • Teak (Tectona grandis)

• Walnut (Juglans spp.)

• Wenge (Millettia laurentii)

• Zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis)

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iant TV screen with surround sound. Check. At least one wet bar trimmed in mahogany with a touch of teak. Check. Plush leather chairs and sofas against the lush richness of jatoba or wenge wood flooring. Check. Pool table, poker table, assorted signs and pendants. Check. It’s a long way from a primitive cave, but just right for the modern man. So how did this all get started?

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“For a man’s house is his castle, and each man’s home is his safest refuge,” said Sir Edward Coke, The Institutes of the Lawes of England, in 1628. The problem with Sir Edward’s famous quote, of course, is that most men share their castles with wives and children. When Turkish tobacco became all the rage in Victorian England, smoking was considered too indelicate for feminine tastes. The logical thing for the well-to-do gentleman was to create a smoking room: a place where the men could be boys and the women could be elsewhere.

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There’s plenty of wood on display in this stunning photo, but let’s be honest: it’s the gianormous flat screen that turns this stunning man cave into a private movie theater or a box seat at the big game. Notice the lack of doilies and frilly curtains. And no shopping channel. This is a guys’ lair with a fabulous window into the world of sports, games and entertainment.

Velvet smoking jackets and heavy velvet drapes were designed to absorb the smoky fumes and keep them from the more sensitive parts of the household, while weapons, armor and the heads of various beasts adorned many dark wood paneled walls. It didn’t take long for the concept of man’s home as his castle to make it across the pond, but nearly 150 years passed before the creation of the first American man cave: the secret lair in the basement of the Wayne Mansion where Batman first kept a filing cabinet and some lab gear, then later outfitted with a collection of gadgetry, space-age weaponry and pimped-out crime fighting vehicles. “Let’s call the basement, man cave,” is the first credited use of the term that appeared in a 1992 guest column in the Toronto Star. That same year, author John Gray’s ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ hit the bookshelves and suddenly the man cave was a respectable place for the male members of the tribe to chill out. No longer a lounge or smoking room, and no longer the exclusive purview of the ruling class, the man cave – whether it’s a garage or basement retrofit or a highly customized original build – is a place to get your man on with your bros and watch the game, down some beer or some prime single malt, share some Turkish tobacco or dare we say Cuban, secure in the knowledge that the male space is off limits to the ladies. Most of the time. As seen on TV

Pulling the curtain back on upscale homes in shows like MTV’s ‘Cribs’ series that launched in the fall of 2000, eventually led to the DIY Network’s 2007 launch of ‘Man Caves’ with hosts Super Bowl winner Tony Sigarusa and contractor Jason Cameron teaming up to transform spaces into mantuaries and help extend interest in the trend. According to the DIY Network, “Guys need an exclusive space to hang out in their homes – a refuge where they can enjoy what they love, whether it’s a soundproofed basement used as a rock ‘n’ roll lounge and adorned with limited edition guitars; a room where diehard ski fans can

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chill out with a roaring fireplace and alpine atmosphere; or a lush golflover’s paradise, featuring a state-of-the-art virtual reality driving range, media center and top-notch equipment storage space.” noT Your AVerAge room

Some academics have called mantuaries the male reaction to female dominance in decisions about décor in the majority of North American households: a place to hang posters that would never make an appearance over the living room fireplace, for raucous cheers and jeers when the team is playing, for music and video games cranked just a touch too loud. But that doesn’t mean turning a spare bedroom, basement recreation room or half the garage into a man cave has to become a battle between man and wife. “A well-built, well-cared for man cave can add value to your home, like any other improvement,” says Steve Gagliano of mancavegifts.com. “Mine is a combination game room, media room with a pool table, a hockey table and a bar,” he says. “Everyone enjoys the space.” Although the sharing generally stops for special events like game day for his beloved Longhorns of the University of Texas in Austin, a town where even man cave walls wear the team’s trademark burnt orange. If you do decide to sell your house, the man cave can add value as long as it’s clean and tidy. “You can keep your sports memorabilia,” Gagliano says, “but you might want to repaint the walls a more neutral color.” The mAnhATTAn ProjecT

Brian Creekmore thinks he’s seen the Grand Pooba of Man-Caveliness: it is part of a three-story penthouse that sits atop a tall building in Manhattan. Behind nine-foot high antique oak doors imported from France is an enormous man cave worthy of any caped crusader. His company, Creekmore Industries LLC, is a wholesale hardwood supplier specializing in flooring and other specialty wood products. The company sourced and milled the wenge (Millettia laurentii) flooring used throughout the space. international wood

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“This is one of the most expensive penthouses in Manhattan for a very exclusive client,” Creekmore says. “It’s a beautiful project with the big, dark floor styling that you would expect with this clientele.” He says the client had seen wenge in other locations and insisted on it for this project. The wood was milled into different lengths and widths of up to 10 inches from planks that were up to 20 inches wide. The Janka hardness rating for wenge is 1630 (as comparison, red oak has a rating of 1290). This indicates the wood’s prime suitability for use as flooring given its higher natural resistance to wear and abrasion, says Creekmore. However, the primary reason for choosing wenge for the Manhattan project is its inherent beauty and color range. “Wenge gives a classic, chic look. It is exclusive and extremely strong. Other woods can be stained to emulate the look of this exotic hardwood, but it’s just not the same,” adds Creekmore.

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if you ou guessed that a humidor has something to do with humidity, give that man a cigar from the man cave humidor, where a precious bounty of hand-rolled cigars sits snugly in perfect comfort at 68 to 72 percent relative humidity. Humidors can be small enough to hold and preserve a dozen of your favorite cigars or large enough to be called a room-idor. the e outer shell of this beauty is made from bocote (Cordia spp.). inside you’re likely to find Cedrela spanish cedar (Cedrela ), which holds odorata), moisture better than most woods and imparts a sumptuous aroma to cigars as they age. 14

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RaCk ‘eM uP!

no man cave is really complete without a billiards table with rails of Carpathian elm burl (Ulmus spp.) or african shedua (Guibourtia ehie) and inlaid mother-of-pearl accents. In fact, there are dozens of woods used in these custom cues: cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) can be seen in a kaleidoscope of different colors ranging from yellow, orange, red and shades of brown with streaks of black and purple, or the yellowish brown body and dramatic striping of bocote (Cordia spp.). For pool sharks who prefer solid black, then ebony (Diospyros spp.) is the perfect choice. Photo courtesy of shurtz custom cues

The attraction to wenge is the stunning, natural color range from dark brown to black, which helps accentuate steel and other colors. “Dark colors are currently what drive the import of exotic wood,” Creekmore says. RIP Man Caves?

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According to LA Times writer Adam Tschorn in a March 2012 commentary titled, ‘Death of the Man Cave (1992-2012)’, the “safe house for the Y chromosome is no longer safe.” He writes that the term man cave became so overused that it lost any meaning, even spawned the term ‘mom cave’ with Martha Stewart overtones, then suffered what he considers a fatal blow with the inclusion of a man cave at the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show.

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Pitch Perfect

The resonance of these magnificent guitars “opens up” as they age and are played. Most stringed-instruments feature multiple exotic species to give them perfect tonal (acoustic) properties. Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is used in the tops of guitars as well as the back, sides and necks, or in the solid bodies of electric guitars. The back and/or sides of guitars are often created from rosewood (Dalbergia spp.), and ebony (Diospyros spp.) is designed in the fretboards, fingerboards and tailpieces. You’ll find softwoods too. Spruces (Picea spp.) are favored for the tops of stringed instruments because of the high stiffness-toweight ratio. Guitars improve with use and play; hopefully so do the man cave guitar players. This beauty uses Madagascar rosewood (Dalbergia baroni) for the back, sides, headplate and heelcap. The guitar top and internal braces are crafted from Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis).

Photo Courtesy of C.f. Martin & CoMPany

“Yes,” writes Tschorn. “The man cave has gone from sacred space to flower-show bait.” Michigan’s Lake Superior State University included ‘man cave’ in the 2012 edition of its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. But Mike Yost, a retired U.S. military intelligence officer, co-author of ‘The Man Cave Book’, and founder of mancavesite.org, thinks the rumors of the man cave’s demise are premature. The site features hundreds of photos of man caves ranging from the incredibly creative to the bizarre and ridiculous. Yost admits the passion displayed by the site’s man cave aficionados surprised even him. “A lot of people do a lot of the work themselves,” Yost says. “They bust out their power tools and their wood tools. It’s great to see the craftsmanship.” Asked about the most amazing man cave he’s ever seen, Yost says it’s a bit of a blur: “I’ve seen so many, some that are way off the beaten path. Some rooms look like they’re made out of rock, that they are a real cave. Most are pretty traditional though.” One thing for sure, what self-respecting man cave would be complete without the natural richness of fine, durable wood? And a huge TV. IW

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igh-end architectural and design applications are benefitting from the diversity of wood and wood products available from global wood suppliers. In today’s economy, retailers and consumers are pressuring suppliers to provide ultimate value for the dollars expended on plywood and other building materials. Fortunately there is a wide range of wood options from which to choose, both from the U.S. and abroad.

The United States, for example, has abundant reserves of oak, maple, birch and other hardwoods available for use as plywood faces and backs. Meranti/lauan (Shorea spp.) from Indonesian and Malaysian suppliers is plentiful and is valued by American manufacturers for its smoothness, lightweight and structural soundness. Okoume (Aucoumea klaineana) from Africa is another smooth, lightweight species that is used extensively by American hardwood plywood manufacturers. Many domestic manufacturers have developed unique value propositions that incorporate imported components into their production processes, providing specialty and/or custom products for high-end applications. As a result, U.S. consumers are benefitting from the wide variety, affordability and availability of species from virtually all parts of the world. Eggers Industries, a diversified wood products producer located in Wisconsin, is one company that incorporates imported components with great success. Eggers recently provided custom plywood to create balance, strength, durability and lasting appeal in a project in Mobile, Alabama for the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA). Barry Schoening, regional sales manager, explained the application. “The RSA project contains plywood panels made with A-grade quartered primavera (Cybistax donnell-smithii) veneer from Central America with a sunburst sketch face pattern,” said Schoening. “The sketchface plywood panels for this project were manufactured at either 0.75" or 0.125" finished thicknesses. Both thicknesses consisted of a three-ply construction with an MDF substrate, veneer faces and veneer backs.”

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San Diego-based cabinetry designer Michael Borrelli uses a variety of furniture grade exotic veneers for his custom cabinetry, including paldao, pao ferro, figured eucalyptus, figured ash, and sapele. “We have had the good fortune of being involved in the ‘Manhattanization’ of Downtown San Diego,” says Borrelli. “The Downtown San Diego skyline is punctuated with numerous high-rise residential buildings. Most of the build out of the interiors of the units above the 20th floor are custom world-class contemporary designs.” The special attributes of exotic veneers are ideal for these applications. “Figured fibers and abnormalities in the growth ring structure of the wood give wood special character and unique beauty,” Borrelli notes. Woods and Style, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is a custom woodwork company that specializes in working with exotic woods. Tom Oneto, principal, describes a renovation project he completed for a financial institution headquartered in Virginia. “All of the built-ins and the paneling were fabricated out of sequence-matched figured anegre (Aningeria spp.),” says Oneto. “This was the executive level floor for the bank’s highest ranking officers. There were seven conference rooms, each with credenza units, which they called marker boards, which varied dimensionally but were all of the same basic design.”

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“The figured anegre was chosen because it’s a very beautiful wood with a vertical fiddleback grain pattern on the veneer,” adds Oneto. “The units stand out from the wall with a vertical grain pattern with horizontal flakes that gives a 3-D effect, and creates a high-end look.” Due to the limited availability of some exotic veneer species, recomposed veneers are gaining traction at the upper end of the market as well, and this opens up another niche that U.S. plywood producers can exploit. The process of man-made or recomposed veneers begins with a species such as African obeche (Triplochiton scleroxvlon), Italian poplar or some other wood that absorbs color evenly. The wood is sliced into thin leaves and then “recomposed” into a curved or molded block which can be sliced at any desired angle. Using this process, artisans are able to highlight the wood’s grain pattern and create striking geometric patterns. Once colored, the veneers can be made to emulate natural exotic veneers, such as ebony, rosewood or mahogany. Or, for exclusive, custom applications, they are sometimes dyed non-traditional hues such as blue, pink or green. The engineering process results in consistency of both grain and color, making it easy to match the panels and harmonize the veneer with other materials. One popular contemporary technique is to use a combination of light and dark veneers – either natural or recomposed or a mix of the two types – to create striking design contrasts. As an example, designers are pairing rift white oak with wenge or anegre with Macassar ebony. It is a hot trend right now to see designers mixing woods in very imaginative, innovative ways. As designers and architects experiment with ever more artful and novel applications, high quality woods and wood products offer a rich palette of materials from which to select. Whether sourced from the U.S., Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia or South America, every species imbues its own distinct beauty, texture and character, and having broad access to a worldwide range of sources is a boon for the industry. It enables consumers and designers to create works of durable and lasting beauty that people will enjoy for many years to come. IW

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he home situated in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, known as Blue Jay Way, was inspired and informed by the charming, gracious, elegant and oh-so hospitable luxury hotels of Mexico, such as La Purificadora, a boutique hotel in the historical Mexican city of Puebla. Given Blue Jay’s extraordinary location, interior designer Lori Dennis chose to create an artfully seamless indoor-outdoor experience throughout the home with warm, modern elements that comfortably blend masculine and feminine styles. The residence contains world class materials, fixtures, finishes and furnishings. But Dennis is not one to take herself too seriously. She cheerfully describes the design concept as “a relaxed Flintstones meet the Jetsons vibe, juxtaposing rustic, natural elements with sleek, contemporary materials and the latest technology.” The floor to ceiling windows and open floor plan of the Blue Jay home allow natural daylight and air to flow throughout the residence. With its many seamless transitions between interior and exterior, the home demanded materials that were not only beautiful, but could also stand up to the elements. Ipé (Tabebuia spp.), a hard Brazilian wood, was chosen for the ceilings and decks. According to the U.S. Forest Products Lab, ipé is considered among one of the most durable wood species on earth with exceptional natural resistance to decay, rot and insect attack (Janka rating over 3600), and quite suitable for nearly all indoor-outdoor spaces.

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Dennis always designs with an eye to sustainability and environmental awareness, and the home incorporates numerous green aspects as well. Limestone 4x4 slab flooring throughout the interior and exterior of the residence is strikingly beautiful and also acts as a heat sink, absorbing solar energy during the day and releasing it on cold desert nights. Because a great deal of stone was used for the flooring, Dennis added wood cladding to many of the residence’s columns as a technique to soften the look of the interior. Reclaimed white oak planks were also used and placed horizontally throughout the entire home. The master bath and master patio have radiant floor heating, which is highly effective and is the most luxurious way to heat a body. The kitchen is bathed in sunlight, and features natural gray stone and white washed oak cabinets. The warm gray counters are made of recycled content quartz. Features such as water filters, compost receptacles, easily cleaned materials that do not require harsh, toxic chemicals, an abundance of natural light and copious air flow help the homeowner practice sustainable behavior and live an environmentally sensitive lifestyle. Stunning, exotic wood finishes throughout the home, including the bar, closets, vanities and cabinets, are all made by eco-friendly manufacturers and meet FSC certification requirements. The homeowner is a restaurateur and oenophile, who takes great pride in his culinary knowledge and accomplishments. He specifically wanted to highlight the bar area of the home, and so a rarely seen zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis) veneer with crème and coffee stripes was selected to showcase his 300-bottle wine collection. The master bathroom with natural materials of bronze and lava rock, known to help balance magnetic fields and benefit the

central nervous system, is an environment that literally melts stress away. Endless views of nature from the hand-carved stone tub and spaquality steam shower make an ordinary morning routine feel much like a luxurious vacation in paradise. The home’s electronic brain was designed to ensure all systems functioned effectively and efficiently. The system allows the homeowner to make adjustments to use energy and resources for maximum comfort and minimum impact. Custom furniture and fabrics throughout the home were created by Lori Dennis and are eco-friendly, organic and built from FSCcertified woods. A vast expanse of roof deck provides a fabulous opportunity for the homeowner to install enough solar panels to power the home (prewired for this option) or for the installation of a green roof, securing another energy efficient spot of tranquility in this treasure of a home. Blue Jay was designed as a total indoor-outdoor experience, and it invites the beneficial Pacific Ocean sea breeze to waft gently in to soothe and calm the residents, and their visitors. Moreover, it was designed to age gracefully and never go out of style. IW

With its many seamless transitions between interior and exterior, the home demanded materials that were not only beautiful, but could also stand up to the elements. Ipé, a hard Brazilian wood, was chosen for the ceilings and decks.

Celebrity interior designer Lori Dennis creates an artfully seamless indoor-outdoor space with ipé and other warm, modern elements in the Blue Jay residence. Lori Dennis, who specializes in sustainable, green and high end, luxury design, has been featured on HGTV and in Elle Decor, Dwell, House Beautiful and Coastal Living, among many others. In her book, Green Interior Design, Dennis shows that design can be both stylish and environmentally sustainable.

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Purpleheart “Even the gradual changes in color and texture of the purpleheart wood contribute to the textured material design aspect.” Theodore Touloukian, aia, Touloukian Touloukian inc.

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hen architect Ted Touloukian selected South American purpleheart wood for construction of the pergolas and pavilion at Center City Park in Greensboro, North Carolina, he was initially drawn to it as a low-cost alternative to ipé. But once he saw the lovely amethyst-colored hardwood, he was awed by its vibrant violet hue. When it is first milled, purpleheart is intensely, passionately purple. Light lines of sap, which dry up within about ten days after milling, delineate its grain lines. The purple wood turns to purplish brown and then to medium reddish brown a few weeks after installation. It eventually fades to gray with exposure to sun and weather, but the grain lines remain pronounced giving purpleheart a distinct textured expression. According to The Wood Database, purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.) is a heavy, stable wood that offers good decay resistance. It is very resistant to dry wood termites, but purpleheart has little resistance to marine borers, making it more suitable for non-marine projects, such as pergolas. In 2004-05, when the Greensboro Center City Park project was under development, purpleheart cost significantly less than ipé, Touloukian recalls. “It was economical in the short term; and over the long term, because the structures are not painted or seal coated, it will require very little maintenance,” he said. “Not having to re-paint or retreat the wood every three or four years adds up to big cost savings over the lifespan of a structure,” Touloukian added.

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Another feature that attracted Touloukian to the purpleheart lumber was that it came in very long lengths. “We were able to obtain 16-foot and even 18-foot planks, which were very useful for this application,” he noted. Touloukian used the longer planks to envelop structural steel beams giving them the appearance of solid wood beams and used more moderate lengths for the structural applications. “That extreme length is pretty rare,” Touloukian explained. Center City Park, with its seven louvered pergolas and vaulted pavilion, occupies an urban block in downtown Greensboro. The park also boasts a fountain, sculptural elements and interpretive graphics on the paving and plaza areas. The pavilion itself contains storage areas, support facilities for vendors and special events, and plumbing and mechanical equipment for the park operations. Its 18- to 23-foot cantilevered roof shelters space for community gatherings, outdoor performances and special events. The roof is detailed with a folded purpleheart wall and soffit made from tongue and groove panels assembled in an alternating pattern. Continuous steel support beams are wrapped with pressure-treated blocking and finished with ripped purpleheart wood that splays out gradually. The space between the beam enclosures tapers at the roof’s edge to create a ribbed effect evocative of a woven fabric and analogous to the porous louvered pergolas nearby. Silicon bronze plaques knitted into the purpleheart wall recognize the donors whose philanthropy underwrote construction of the park. The pergolas provide shade and sheltered seating in the park. They are oriented to create a gateway from the street and to overlook the park’s lawn and outdoor performance area. The pergolas are constructed of two different types of shop-fabricated box rafters assembled from 2' by 12' wood planks ripped to profiles that create a fluttering edge. All of the park’s features were designed to reflect the rich history and varied culture of Greensboro, and specifically its heritage of weaving and textile production. The structures are intricately detailed to reflect the shuttle and weaving looms of the textile mills that once made Greensboro the heart of the southern textile industry. In the early 20th century Greensboro was home to many large mills, such as Crone Mills and Burlington Industries, and was celebrated for its denim and flannel fabric and its sturdy jeans, overalls and work clothes. Structures throughout the park emphasize the city’s proud industrial tradition. In the pavilion, for example, the tongue and groove panels of standard and custom sizes alternate to form a warp and woof pattern. “Even the gradual changes in color and texture of the purpleheart wood contribute to the textured material design aspect,” notes Touloukian. “It’s sort of like a pair of faded denims that gain more character as they age.” IW

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esigning with imported wood flooring and decking goes beyond style and color. Consumers are selecting products that match their lifestyle, along with the desire for authenticity. Flooring and decking choices reflect what is most important to the buyer. Whether one cherishes history, rare beauty or the environment, today’s flooring and decking manufacturers are meeting those desires with quality products and a wide palette of wood species to boot. Handscraped, wide-plank and distressed floors continue to be favorites because there is no time to clean and polish floors. They hide imperfections and dirt much better, and can handle the activity of children and pets. Consumers also see gouges, nail holes and saw marks as scars of authenticity. These styles replicate historical flooring from early America when homeowners were less rushed and floors were worked by hand with draw knives. Today’s color choices are plentiful with exotic wood species. Hardwood flooring and decking doesn’t have to be a sea of brown. The light tones of amendoim or darker shades of wenge, and anything in-between, authentically express the style and sense of the owner.

Green and other environmental attributes remain important. When consumers buy exotic wood flooring and decking, they want to know they have made a sustainable choice. The growing trend for exotic wood species reflects consumer awareness for green, natural and sustainable. The A&D community recognizes these roles in wood product usage. By specifying tropical species, the A&D community is proving that forests have value as forests, driving conservation and sustainable forest management, a winning message for today’s environmentally conscious consumer. LifestyLe format

The growing design trend for indoor-outdoor living challenges architects and designers to find new ways to create a smooth transition for these traditionally separate living spaces, particularly in cold regions. In many parts of the country you will find outdoor kitchens for year-round dining and gardens set up as parts of living rooms inside. More importantly, spaces are not just designed to be pretty, but they are designed around a lifestyle. With an ipé floor, as example on page 24, one could walk barefoot from the bedroom floor to an outside ipé deck and gaze at the stars without putting on slippers. With exotic woods, there are a multitude of species that serve in similar functions. Cumaru, massaranduba and garapa are just a few examples of exotic wood species that can play dual roles.

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Architects and designers not only specify exotic species for floors and decks, but for other purposes. There is a growing trend in the use of wood planks along walls and on ceilings in both residential and commercial buildings. This trend reflects the desire to bring outside natural surroundings to the inside. Authenticity and durability are always fashionable, and the technological innovations in floor manufacturing allow consumers to have both. Recent advances in finishes and in flooring engineering mean more color, style and overall design choices, better value, longer durability, and a little extra time for a busy lifestyle. n

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ituated on a one-acre wooded lot adjacent to park land just outside Washington, D.C. is the Harkavy House, a 2,000 square foot single-family home in Potomac, Maryland. The home is oriented away from the road to provide views deep into the adjacent woods. Long overhangs provide shade and shelter, while extending the visual connection to the outdoor views and offering maximum sun exposure during the winter months. The house consists of three separate living spaces. The two-story wood section with a butterfly shaped roof anchors the house and is sloped to funnel rainwater into a collection system. This area of the house, containing an open living, dining and kitchen space, has amazing views of the natural surroundings and is filled with light.

“In many cases, one material will take precedence as the material that defines the palette,” says architect Robert Gurney, FAIA, who designed the home. “We started looking at beech (Fagus sylvatica) for the cabinetry and we found that jatoba/ Brazilian cherry (Hymenaea courbaril) complemented that palette beautifully.” The jatoba was procured in five-inch boards. “I prefer wider boards,” says Gurney. “This is a material I’ve used on a lot of projects for flooring material. It’s dense, durable and beautiful. It is relatively easy to work with and rather easy to procure.” Gurney estimates that he has used jatoba in more than a dozen projects, although Harkavy House was the first time he combined it with beech. “I’ve used it with mahogany and maple. It is a material that works well with a lot of other different woods and materials. It’s something I’ve embraced and used often.” In the Harkavy House project with its crisp, minimal interior detailing, the beech and jatoba combine in a palette that includes black window frames and black ground-faced block, limestone, teak, stainless steel, natural aluminum, as well as opaque and translucent glass. “With simple forms rendered in sensory materials, the house becomes a part of the larger landscape, providing a place to witness trees changing colors, fog rolling in from the not too distant Potomac River and deer herds wandering to the edge of the woods,” notes Gurney. n

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he Shore Vista Boat Dock in Austin, Texas is a stunning multi-purpose structure located at a bend in the Lake Austin River across from Canyonland Nature Austin Preserve. Its oval form emulates the meandering river and allows the rolling hills beyond to be captured into its visual frame. The cylindrical, two-story dock sports a waterfall, play area and entertainment salon as well a boat mooring for travelers who reach the area. A gently sloping staircase curls around its two levels. The first floor deck is surrounded by a curved glass balustrade that parts to let the waterfall empty into the lake below. Behind the flowing cascade is a lowered beach area, which serves as a play platform and provides effortless access into the water. The boat slips into a recess in the deck. The architects and designers of Bercy Chen Studio LP chose massaranduba (Manilkara spp.), also known as Brazilian redwood, for the Shore Vista Boat Dock. Massaranduba is a sturdy, durable, aesthetically pleasing wood, and they knew it would hold up well in an environment of intense sun and constantly churning water. Photogr aPhy: Bercy chen Studio LP

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“We had used massaranduba previously for siding applications at Riverview Gardens and the Peninsula residence, and even as flooring in our own offices, so we were familiar with its properties,” said Dan Loe, one of the project’s principal architects. “We loved the color; loved its strength and durability. And relative to other tropical hardwoods, it was economical.” Massaranduba heartwood ranges in color from light red to dark burgundy brown. The grain is straight, sometimes slightly wavy or interlocked with a very fine texture. Massaranduba is recognized by the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory as one of the hardest and most durable species available. The Shore Vista project used 1" x 6" deck boards and 5/4" x 5/4" for the beach area where river water laps the wood surface. Left untreated, massaranduba turns silvery-gray over time. When treated with an oil based finish containing ultraviolet inhibitors, it retains its plummy red color. Loe emphasized that it’s critical to plan carefully and know what you’re doing when working with massaranduba and other exotic hardwoods. “With something like cedar wood, if you make a mistake you can probably fix it,” he says. “Not so with massaranduba because it is hard, dense and unforgiving. All sanding and milling must be done prior to the install, so you have to plan everything precisely, predrill the holes, seal the back sides and leave

enough spacing between planks for the wood to expand in humidity.” “There’s no room for error; you have to get it right the first time,” adds Loe. “It’s really important to have experience, field knowledge and to specify the wood appropriately. For this you need to have a good relationship with your

suppliers.” He notes that his firm has a great rapport with their supplier in Austin. “Massaranduba is a beautiful, appealing wood,” notes Loe. “Whether you allow it to patina to a silvery-gray or seal coat it so that it retains its reddish tone, there’s nothing like wood to warm up a space emotionally.” n

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The site for this link was “a surface parking lot, subject to harsh environmental conditions, including high winds off the lake,” according to Stoss Landscape Urbanism, the designers of the revitalized plaza. The driving concept behind the space revolved around the need to maximize “programmatic, environmental, and ecologic variety…while recalling the site’s industrial past.” The design is contemporary, offering park lighted benches and comfortable spaces to rest along the river. Tying the exterior spaces together is a walkway of ipé (Tabebuia spp.), a “fantastic” wood according to Scott Reid, project manager at Stoss Landscape Urbanism for the Erie Street Plaza revitalization. “There were two primary reasons we used ipé: we thought it was an extremely durable wood and we knew it was a wood that was sustainably harvested. Those are two critical reasons why we still use it today.” “The third plus is that it can span longer distances than other materials,” says Reid. “This becomes really important when you’re dealing with structures because the cost of the structure is typically not in the cladding but in the structure beneath it. So the longer you can span with deck material, the less structure you have to build.” And the bonus? “Ipé is gorgeous,” adds Reid. “There’s something about the way it weathers which I think is unique. When first installed, it has a dark reddish color, then weathers beautifully to a lighter warm gray tone. Once you set that against a colder material like concrete, you can see the warmth of the material.” “When it weathers, there are variations in all of the boards. That’s the kind of richness you get from natural materials like marble and granite. There’s something inherent to the material that adds beauty,” adds Reid. Simple yet elegant, the ipé walkway, grass and plantings, bring more character to the space than the vacant lot that formerly occupied the site. And at night, the glowing yellow benches contrast spectacularly with the infrastructure of the city’s past and present. n

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Spectacular Species Ipé/Brazilian Walnut

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The Fairhope Yacht Club in Alabama was rebuilt with ipé wood, considered one of the strongest hardwoods on the market. With a Janka rating above 3600, it is extremely durable, and resistant to insects, mold and decay. Ipé is commonly specified for outdoor decking, boardwalk and dock applications, and is also used for interior flooring.

The opportunities to incorporate these species in stunning new projects are limitless. This section highlights just a few examples. Drop us an email (info@iwpawood.org) with your latest eye-catching, design-forward use of exotic wood and you might just see it highlighted in a future issue of International Wood.

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Spectacular Species Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry (Hymenaea courbaril)

The Marco Polo airport in Venice, Italy features jatoba flooring for the departures area, shopping piazza and food hall. The floor was treated with a natural oil to withstand the high traffic areas while adding to the cozy atmosphere, which is rather unique for an airport. Jatoba’s popularity as a flooring species is welldeserved; it is open-grained like oak, but more than twice as hard with a Janka rating of 2350. The wood features dark brown or black streaks contrasting with a background that ranges from dark orange to reddish orange. Photo submitted by Dansu International

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Earlier this year, the 639,860 square foot campus of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was awarded LEED-NC Platinum certification, making it the largest LEED-certified non-profit building on the planet. The campus incorporates numerous sustainable design strategies. Energy use is reduced with high efficiency lighting and mechanical systems, occupancy and daylight sensors, natural ventilation and glazing. Water chilled overnight is recirculated throughout the day to cool campus buildings. Solar collectors on rooftops provide hot water. Overall energy savings is estimated at 40%, with the upfront investment expected to be recovered within three decades. Landscape design firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) created water features framed by benches and floating boardwalks made of sustainably harvested FSC-certified cumaru from South America, providing a rich pallet of natural color amid the maples, shrubs, ponds and native grasses that ring the campus. With a color range from golden tan to reddish brown and a Janka rating of 3540, cumaru is excellent for both flooring and decking applications.

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Spectacular Species

Iroko (Chlorophora excelsa)

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Rain doesn’t mean a thing to the homeowners of this countryside home. This iroko deck stands bright even in a region averaging 300 days a year of rain. Iroko, also known as African teak, is goldenorange to brown in color and darkens with age. Traditionally used in marine and boat applications, when properly prepared, iroko is also ideal for decking. Janka rating of 1260.

This stunning deck in Alabama overlooking the Tennessee River was built with garapa; ipé was used to construct the handrails. Garapa decking has a medium luster, an interlocked grain and a fine texture that accentuates the wood’s rich gold and brown tones. The species hardness provides natural scratch resistance making garapa a good wood for exterior decking. Janka rating is 1650.

Teak (Tectona grandis)

This elegant home in Dallas, Texas makes use of teak throughout the house from interior and exterior siding, paneling, windows, doors and a reclaimed teak floor. The teak was carefully recovered by hand from old and neglected structures then repurposed into new life as flooring. Teak is inherently golden brown in color with a straight grain and coarse texture. Due to the natural preservative oils in teak, it is virtually maintenance free. Janka rating is 1000. Photo courtesy of East Teak Fine Hardwoods

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ortis Arbor means “strong wood,” and it aptly describes the wood mosaics produced by Chicago’s Flux Studios. Fortis Arbor wood mosaics are handcrafted from teak (Tectona grandis), rosewood (Pterocarpus spp.) and bamboo. Wood mosaics can be used in virtually any interior application with limited water exposure, including walls, back splashes, countertops, fireplace surrounds and floors. Because wood tiles can easily wrap around curved areas, they are ideal for pillars, columns and curved feature walls. The Marion Street Cheese Market in Oak Park, Illinois, boasts a magnificent feature wall in the bistro area made of Fortis Arbor wood mosaics. The wall is a basket weave configuration of teak and rosewood tiles and provides a visual focal point in the wine bar. Guests are often drawn to touch and feel the mosaic surface. Like fine wine, wood has qualities that stimulate all the senses. Flux Studios owner Darrin Hallowell is a pioneer in wood mosaic design, technology and manufacture. “I’ve always been drawn to the visual and tactile qualities of wood,” Hallowell said. “My first job in a Maine marine yard taught me to appreciate the amazing properties of teak wood. Teak is almost indestructible. Even after years of wear and tear under extreme conditions, it retains its superior performance capabilities and returns to lustrous beauty with a good cleaning.”

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About a decade ago, Hallowell partnered with a small furniture manufacturer in Thailand and started using teak and rosewood scraps to create mosaic designs. “We reclaim our rosewood and teak from sustainably harvested and plantation grown lumber too small to be used in fine furniture making,” he said. “I am proud that our innovative process takes materials that used to be thrown away and burned, and transforms it into functional art.” Wood is tricky to use as a mosaic though because it expands and contracts with changes in ambient temperature and humidity. Seeking a solution, Hallowell invented a unique grout system that does not crack as the wood expands and contracts. “The invention of this special grout process was a key breakthrough for us and it sets our wood mosaics apart from the competition,” notes Hallowell. Fortis Arbor wood mosaics are made in two intervals, 1"x1" and 1"x2". Each tile is cut and finished by hand, so every installation is unique. The teak tonality ranges from soft light beige to deep coffee-colored brown. Rosewood (Pterocarpus spp.), known in Thailand as pradu or padauk, ranges in color from lush, vibrant red to chocolate brown. Bamboo adds a light yellowish-tan color that offsets the deeper hues. The result is a stunning palette of colors, patterns and textures that is both visually and tactilely appealing. “The custom blending of types of wood and patterns is limited only by the designer’s imagination,” Hallowell said. “People love the warm beauty of the wood, and they also really like that wood tiles are soft underfoot. When you walk barefoot across a wood tile floor, it massages your feet,” Hallowell says. n

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fter more than six decades of use by foot-stompin’, boot-scootin’ country music artists, the historic Ryman Auditorium stage floor was due for a makeover. The 60-year old oak stage floor reflected the wear and tear of events ranging from simple acoustic performances to major theatrical, concert, television and film productions. Crews dragging equipment across the stage and performers setting up and taking down their gear had heavily scuffed and scarred the wood. The floor’s surface had been sanded and refinished time and again, and it was time for replacement and modernization. The cumaru used to make the Ryman stage was certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and sourced by Robinson Lumber Company. It is the same type of wood used to replace the Grand Ole Opry House stage after it was destroyed by the devastating 2010 flood. In addition to offering an improved performance surface, the new stage has a greater load-bearing capacity to ensure safety and increased durability to withstand the strenuous production requirements of modern events. The new stage can support up to 120,000 pounds, whereas the previous stage could bear 40,000 pounds of weight. Cumaru or Brazilian teak is a South American hardwood with incredible strength. “This wood is a lot harder than we are used to working with. There were a lot of bent staples,” says Mike Bohler, Beech Construction. “Another challenge was finding the specified size planks.” Cumaru is in the brunette color spectrum, ranging in tone from golden tan to dark chocolate brown. It retains its strength and luster with nothing more than a bi-annual treatment of a penetrating and hardening oil.

When the Ryman Auditorium stage was renovated in February of this year, a 36-inch-wide section of the much-beloved old stage was installed at the front. The original oak stage flooring is distinctly lighter in color than the cumaru floor, and the two woods complement each other aesthetically. According to Sally Williams, general manager of the Ryman Auditorium, the oak wood artifact pays tribute to the history of the building and to all the performers who have been there in the past. Today’s performers can stand where their heroes stood while breaking in the new stage for generations to follow. Tourists flock to have their photos taken on the oak strip as a memento of their country music idols. “We were honored to be a part of history. It was a learning experience working with a new species of wood and a challenge to meet the tight schedule. Everything seemed to go so well during the entire project thanks to the help of the operations managers at the Ryman auditorium Gary Levy and Kevin Ferrell,” adds Bohler. During the renovation process, around-the-clock security was present as the old stage floor was dismantled and the oak planks are moved to an off-site location. The Ryman’s old oak stage represents an era of country music that will continue to be appreciated and honored. Today lots of great music is being made on the new stage, and the integrity of this National Historic Landmark is preserved for future generations. n

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he Touchstone Project is a spacious, contemporary West Coast home on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island that sits on a bluff overlooking a wide bay with distant, snow-topped mountains. Reflecting the spectacular landscape in the design palette for the home was a given.

This was a perfect project for interior designer Sandy Nygaard who says her palette is very natural. “I tend to use materials and colors that are inherent, versus taking something and coloring it.” The materials chosen for the project were specified to blend with the natural surroundings. The flooring is a response to what Nygaard wanted to achieve throughout the home. Vancouver Island is noted for, among other things, very big trees including Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and Western red cedar. For the Touchstone Project, the clients wanted a west coast look, natural and earthy. “We have natural, vertical grained fir inside,” Nygaard says. “The cabinets were quarter-cut cherry. However, when we looked at cherry as a flooring material, the quarter-cut was hard to find, and we wanted a linear grain.” Nygaard wanted to achieve a light, airy feel to the space. This led her to African doussie (Afzelia spp.). “Doussie has a very linear type of grain to it with a lot of depth and shimmer. It has a beautiful reflective quality.” The pre-finished 3-1/2" flooring features a top layer of select grade doussie hardwood backed with nine layers of marine birch support, which helps maintain great stability against cupping and warping over the radiant heat system. The multi-layered floor allows for three to four sandings. Nygaard said this was her first project using doussie. She saw a sample board from the supplier and became intrigued by the product. Following the Touchstone Project, Nygaard says that she continues to specify it in other designs. “I like the linear quality of the doussie wood grain and I love the color.” It is truly beautiful enough to reflect the natural splendor that lies right outside the door. IW

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hicago’s new Poetry Building gives physical presence to the Poetry Foundation and its magazine, Poetry. In keeping with the literary art form it serves, the structure employs an economy of means, materials and methods, just as a wellcrafted poem employs an economy of words. The Poetry Building is itself a metaphor for the way a good poem reveals its meaning. “Poetry was the filter through which the design, spatial and material concepts came to life,” said the building’s architect, John Ronan, John Ronan Architects. “Poetry became an analog for how I thought about the space and used the materials.” Located in the Windy City’s River North neighborhood and surrounded by residential towers, the building is conceived as layers of materials – zinc, glass, and Baltic birch (Betula spp.) plywood – that interact and then separate to create different spaces. “This spatial narrative unfolds as visitors move through and between these layers,” Ronan explained. The two-story structure is cloaked in a corrugated, oxidized zinc shroud that gradually transitions from a solid surface to a perforated veil. The spatial sequence then takes visitors through a garden and into a series of interior public spaces, including a performance space, a gallery, a reading room and a library that houses the Poetry Foundation’s 30,000 noncirculating volumes. Transparency is central to the structure’s overall design, with light filtering into the building via the garden, which is situated at the aperture of the corner site. Baltic birch plywood panels and a simple elegant glass facade intertwine in a lyrical couplet throughout the interior space. Natural light plays off the glass and the amber-hued wood, infusing the atmosphere with a soft golden glow.

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“Our aim was to take simple, ordinary materials and make them special, like a poem does with words,” Ronan said. “We were trying to achieve a transcendent materiality using very humble materials and then ennobling them in some way, similar to the way a poet creates an effect with language.” In keeping with this approach, Ronan used a reduced palette of materials to define and delineate the space. The building is constructed entirely of simple, ordinary materials: corrugated metal, concrete, glass and Baltic birch plywood. Ronan opted to use Baltic birch as the sole wood for shelving and paneling throughout the 22,000 square foot building, a choice that was based on both its structural and aesthetic attributes. A sturdy and uniform plywood, birch is, first of all, strong enough to support the heavy weight of books. Baltic birch was specified also because of its lovely flaxen color and subtle, nuanced grain. While American birch can be somewhat pinkish, its Baltic cousin exudes a golden yellow tone that turns to a rich amber color with age. A PillAr of Verse, lyricAl integrity

Like a haiku, Baltic birch has an unassuming simplicity that made it ideal for this application in the Poetry Building. Ronan used Baltic birch veneer for paneling in the library and the performance area, where poets give readings and the foundation holds seminars. The wood’s subtle, recessive grain made it easy to match up adjacent panels and gave the paneling a consistent, cohesive look. By softly reflecting ambient light, the Baltic birch wood veneer imparts a gentle, honeyed aura to the rooms in the Poetry Building and visually connects the spatial tiers within the building’s interior.

Baltic birch plywood panels and a simple elegant glass facade intertwine in a lyrical couplet throughout the interior space. Natural light plays off the glass and the amber-hued wood, infusing the atmosphere with a soft golden glow. Ronan had used Baltic birch previously in other projects and was familiar with its properties. “I would definitely recommend this wood,” he said. “It is a simple yet elegant material that is consistent with the material intentions of the project. We intentionally employed humble, ordinary materials, and attempted to make them special through their application and in their relation to the other materials in the project.” With the Poetry Building, Ronan has clearly accomplished this design aspiration.

He has also helped the Poetry Foundation achieve its dual mission of enabling poets to pursue their art and bringing poetry to the public by making it visible and accessible. Since its opening in July 2011, the Poetry Building has been embraced by readers, writers and aficionados of poetry as an important addition to Chicago’s vibrant cultural community. It stands as an artistic tribute to a city that is as affecting, dynamic, rhythmic, powerful, intense and vivid as any poem. IW

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alinese architecture inspired the use of red balau to clad this spectacular West Hollywood residence. The homeowner, a devotee of Balinese art, culture and design, wanted to emulate a sense of that Southeast Asian island’s architectural tradition without slavishly copying its style.

Designers Christopher Mercier and Douglas Pierson of (fer) studio, LLC met the challenge of integrating Balinese architectural themes into a contemporary Los Angeles setting by using tropical woods, including red balau (Shorea spp.) and ancient teak (Tectona grandis), to achieve the owner’s goal of all things Bali transformed into an LA setting. “Our task was to interpret Balinese architectural style in a way that did not look incongruous in a contemporary urban setting,” Pierson said. “We immediately ruled out the tiki-hut look, and as the design process evolved, we eliminated the vaulted roof concept and looked for other ways to mediate between classic Balinese and contemporary character.” In traditional Balinese architecture, wood is everywhere and earth tones are dominant. Natural, organic materials evoke tranquility and harmony with nature, essential aspects of the Balinese culture and design tradition. “The wood, in this case, was the transformative element enabling a seamless integration of the old and the new together in the present,” Mercier noted.

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Swaner Hardwood Company The homeowner personally selected red balau to envelop the residence primarily because of its lustrous beauty and intense reddish brown hue. Red balau has a tight, dense, interlocked grain and an extremely consistent color. It has the richness of mahogany and is prized for its durability, strength, and its natural resistance to termites and decay. Due to its exceptional strength and hardness, red balau is often used for heavyduty applications, such as commercial truck beds. “This home has very deep window sills that called for wide-width boards. Red balau is so strong and tough that it won’t warp, sag or wiggle. It basically lasts forever. Plus with an annual coat of oil, it will maintain its rich warm red color and stay beautiful over time,” said Mercier. In the interior of the residence, the design team encountered a large open floor plan. “We saw right away that a decision in one space would affect other spaces, so all elements had to be sympathetic and speaking the same language,” said Pierson. Compatible woods such as teak and walnut were used to maintain thematic consistency throughout the home. Perhaps the most striking feature of the home’s interior is a dramatic floating staircase that appears to spring from the wall and hover in space with no visible support. The cantilevered stairs are actually made with protruding steel arms clad in 100-yearold teak that was specially sourced. The entire stairwell is bathed in natural light that imparts a dreamy glow to the centuryold teak wood. “You can see in this home that a beautiful wood treatment honors the space it occupies, and is honored by it,” notes Pierson. IW

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Wood:Another Look If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to wood, take another look. These applications showcase wood at its most versatile, varied and vibrant, and in its various moods and modes. These projects show that wood can be virtually all things to all people: a sculptural medium, a structural element, a design component, an architectural firmament. Some of these concepts were inspired by wood, some by nature; others use wood in intriguing, imaginative and innovative ways. The applications highlight the visual, sensory, tactile and inspirational power as well as the immense, amazing range of wood.

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nspired by wood or inspired by fashion? Both, according to master carpenter Doriano Mattellone, who has been bending, twisting and studying wood for more than thirty years. Continually challenging himself to do more with wood, a chance encounter with Milan-based designer Matteo Ragni led to the collaboration and creation of the W-Eye frame. The W-Eye frame balances nature, utility and fashion. The frames are crafted in a variety of styles and wood species including ebony, zebrawood, mahogany, sapele, cherry, ash and walnut. The frames are made from seven layers of wood of 0.5mm thickness, which are grouped together according to their aesthetic and mechanical properties, and two sheets of aluminium for flexibility and resistance. “Exotic wood varieties of W-Eye frames are popular among those who wish to display their style and a love of nature and natural things,” says Mattellone. “The decors and shades are inspired by the natural world, like the warm orange and red shades mixed with the brown of the raw material; or the yellow tones, the main feature of summer matched with more autumnal interpretations of tones based around moss green.” Mattellone uses offcuts of wood from the furniture industry for these pieces of art. Initial sanding, bonding and fine sanding operations are carried out strictly by hand. The absence of hardware makes these lightweight wood frames even more comfortable to the wearer while not interrupting the flow of the wood grains. Created from an idea, Mattellone didn’t just design wood eyeglass frames; he found an innovative use for wood and turned it into a truly nature-inspired fashion statement. n

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n Venice Beach, just a short stroll from the Pacific Ocean, is the McKinley House, a family estate comprised of four separate buildings connected by bridges. The home’s boundaries segue gently between interior and exterior spaces, enabling its residents to fully embrace Southern California’s outdoor lifestyle. This home is the brainchild of architect David Hertz, who also happens to be the owner. David Hertz, FAIA LEED AP, is an award-winning architect, educator, and a pioneer in environmental architecture and green building. In the McKinley House, he has integrated environmentally sound architectural principles with superb aesthetic design and taken full advantage of the site’s natural attributes. The home is naturally cooled, heated and lit most of the time. It is durable and low-maintenance, built with rugged materials designed to withstand the dual tests of time and three active, energetic children. “The materials used were chosen carefully to support environmental sustainability and the design intent. There are no redundant materials. Recycled and FSC-certified sustainable woods such as ipé, mahogany and fir are used throughout the house,” said Hertz. “Ultimately it is nature and balanced natural processes that provide the inspiration in this house and in other buildings I design.” One of the most striking features of the McKinley House is a wooden staircase that Hertz designed to transition between the main dining area and the second floor. The stairs are constructed from a wood species better known for its use in decks, bridges, boardwalks, marinas and other heavy-duty outdoor applications. “I designed and built the staircase out of sustainably harvested ipé,” says Hertz. “The ipé is incredibly hard, like steel. The steps are finger-jointed and open to allow for the bulk of hot air from radiant heating and natural ventilation to flow.” It took more than 1,600 individual wood boards to create the stairs. The ipé strips are ¾" x 6" thick. Apart from the outside finish boards, all of the boards are drilled and have two large ½” bolts running the width of the stair. The boards are finished with a transparent urethane finish. Truly inspired by nature, Hertz designed the McKinley home to breathe in the gentle ocean breezes. The concept of indoor-outdoor living is important to Hertz and his family. “By bringing the outdoor experience in, you maintain a connection with the natural world,” he said. n international wood

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ne of the visual highlights of the 2011 Rugby World Cup held in Auckland, New Zealand was a unique waterfront structure called the Cloud. Completed in July 2011 and named for its curvy, billowy, ephemeral form, the Cloud is made of wood, steel, glass and opaque PVC. The structure comes alive at night with dramatic lighting and colorful graphics. “This is an exciting design,” says Harry Rowntree, senior interior designer of Jasmax Ltd. The architects were able to achieve a variety of light levels and different atmospheres within the space. The Cloud’s plywood panels are designed for durability and aesthetics. “The meranti plywood is used as cladding panels and is entirely non-structural,” says Rowntree. “There are eight large interior/exterior half moon arches which line the steel frame structure. Each arch is made from 15 full sheets of 30mm meranti plywood and then sprayed with clear gloss Caprithane.” Meranti plywood was an excellent choice for this application because it is lightweight, durable, water resistant and smooth, plus it holds up well in extreme environments. The Cloud was part of a $7.9 million major redevelopment project to transform and revitalize the Auckland waterfront and to encourage visitors and residents to visit, dine, shop and work in the area. It was also designated as the official rugby fan zone. Initially, plans called for the Cloud to be relocated and repurposed after the 2011 Rugby World Cup. However due to its popularity as a destination for both tourists and Auckland locals, it has become the centerpiece for the city and remains a star attraction at the harbor. n

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uke boxes of the Art Deco era inspired the form of this contemporary armoire. The Blues Box armoire is a whimsical piece with a lot of personality and physical presence. The creator, Louis Fry, Craftsman in Wood, says, “I know my pieces can’t compete with manufactured products on price, so my work has to distinguish itself with design and craftsmanship that will set it apart from the crowd.” Fry is a creator of custom, one-of-a-kind furniture for home and office environments. He successfully matches beautiful materials and high craftsmanship with design that is original and elegant. “I try to use exotic woods judiciously. I do like some of them not only for their beauty, but also for their incredible strength and durability. Durability is an important part of sustainability and thinking green,” says Fry. The Blues Box armoire was designed to house audio equipment in the upper section and music CDs in the drawers. The doors and drawer fronts are solid bubinga and curly maple with hand sculpted pulls of wenge. The armoire measures 72" tall x 58" wide and 24" deep. “When I make something that can be used and enjoyed for 200 years, then no additional resources will have to be consumed to replace it for a long, long time. I also like the idea of designing furniture that will have a timeless appeal to it and will give pleasure far into the future,” adds Fry. “Of course there is a subjective component to design. Not everyone likes the same things, but I try not to create anything that doesn’t come from the heart or that I can’t get very excited about bringing into the world.” n

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t's too pretty to put in the water!” The artist Sue Spray hears that a lot about her canoe and considers it the ultimate compliment. Woodworking is Spray’s hobby-turned obsession. An accomplished veterinarian, Sue is inspired by fine woodworking and divides her professional focus between developing sustainable living techniques and being a woodworker artisan. One of her favorite creations is a hand-crafted canoe. Although Sue had never been in a canoe, the thought of building something that didn’t have a single straight line and was beautifully shaped and intriguing was reason enough to give it a try. She bought wood from all over the country, including a 50-foot piece of wood from North Carolina. While cutting the piece into strips, she kept it matched so the pattern on the canoe would be similar to the way it looked on the tree. The hull is made from two 15-foot long 8/4 sapele mahogany boards that were resawn to ¾" and ripped into ¼" strips. The strips were numbered to maintain their orientation so the two sides of the boat are book-matched. The accent strips are full thickness and made from curly maple, bloodwood and ebony, laminated and pieced together for the visual effect. The gunwales are instrument-grade curly maple from logs reclaimed from a chipper mill. The decks are full thickness veneer-grade pommele sapele and a bloodwood and ebony accent stripe flank both sides of the deck. “I will probably only be able to build a couple of dozen museum quality pieces in my life time. Exotic woods, especially the highly figured ones, are worth the effort to find, procure and work with to bring a piece to its fruition. Using combinations of stunning exotic, highly figured woods that result in a visual and tactile one of a kind piece is one of the great pleasures in my life,” says Spray. The entire boat weighs less than 80 pounds and is fully waterproof and functional. The inside and outside of the hull is covered with fiberglass cloth and resin to increase strength and durability. The resulting finish is tough, waterproof and able to withstand significant use should its proud owner ever wish to take it out for a ride. n

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eattle-based fine woodworker Hank Holzer’s early designs were often contemporary interpretations of classical forms. Nowadays his concepts venture into entirely new realms and rarely return to historical sources. “As a designer and builder, I am able to give special attention to the beauty of the material and its relationship to the piece being worked. This leads to a more thorough understanding of the structure needed to create strength and longevity in a piece as well as create individual designs,” says Holzer. Holzer’s passion for wood and his background in art, design, dance and architecture inform his wood sculptures. His work is audacious, always made with gorgeous woods and hand-crafted with extraordinary attention to detail. These striking Akira chairs are made from jatoba and wenge. The chairs have a spring-like quality that seems to magically rock, soothe and levitate the user. “The Akira chair relies on the strength of the joinery in a fairly small miter area,” notes Holzer. “There are times where I want the wood thinner and stronger than domestic species would allow. It's hard to beat the density of jatoba and bubinga, as these are really strong woods. I look for book-matched boards with an interesting character. Then I make the joinery splines out of very straight-grained wenge. Because of the tensile strength that it has, it's like fiberglass soaked in epoxy. It's impossible to break the splines if it's all done right.” Holzer also works in domestic claro or western walnut woods. “The rich chocolate browns, blacks and sometimes reds, are pretty spectacular from a coloration standpoint. “When people ask me to describe my furniture, I make references to the flowing mountain stream, the power of a Midwest thunderstorm, the grace of a gazelle's leg, some movements of Fred Astaire, the elasticity of molten glass or the bending of aspens in a gentle breeze,” says Holzer. IW

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Branding: The In-STore experIence

As part of Safeway’s goal to connect with customers using a “Lifestyle” prototype format, the nationwide grocer looked for ways to give its stores a more urban, contemporary and pedestrianfriendly look and feel.

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company’s brand incorporates elements of its name, logo, go-to-market strategy and business philosophy. A brand reflects the personality and integrity of an organization and differentiates it from its competitors in people’s minds. A company’s online and physical environments, vehicles, signage, premises and every other point of public contact should all affirm its brand identity. A strong compelling brand is a powerful asset in today’s competitive retail environment. Whether they’re selling groceries, automobiles, electronics, coffee, jewelry, apparel, or other merchandise, progressive firms are pulling out all the stops to create retail environments that are comfortable, friendly, in synch with their target demographics, and above all, reflective of their brand identity. In order to make shopping a pleasurable and memorable experience for customers, retail designers use color, style, texture and design elements – as well as products and services – to establish a lasting connection with their patrons. They even incorporate sensory appeal into the brand experience with sounds, scents, tactile and visual stimuli. A well branded retail environment is a rich experience that entices and entertains shoppers. Interior designers and marketing professionals intertwine art, architecture and technology to create comfortable, tasteful, appealing and yet functional in-store environments that showcase their merchandise and provide customers with a great shopping experience.

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And retailers are finding that there’s no better material to use to achieve this effect – and still hold up to daily wear and tear – than wood. Wood makes an emotional connection with people that no other material can match. With its warm, lustrous tones, diverse palette of colors, textures and grains, versatility and classic appeal, wood exudes a sense of style and quality. At the same time wood is strong, durable and capable of withstanding heavy use. Many well known retailers are using wood in innovative ways as they update and upgrade their facilities and premises, and redefine and re-emphasize their brand images. These retailers know that it is worth investing in a well conceived, well designed, appealing environment to gain a competitive edge. According to the A.R.E. Outlook 2012, the rebound in capital expenditures is continu-

ing upward, expected to increase by 14% next year. “In general, retailers appear to have adequate cash to fund renovations and increased store openings,” said Klein Merriman, executive director of the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.). For suppliers of wood and other building materials, this is great news. Moreover, the trend has an inherent multiplier effect as retailers endeavor to maintain brand integrity and ensure consistency across their footprints. Thus once a store prototype design is accepted and approved for use in a chain, the retailer begins to incorporate the design into the construction and floor layout of other stores that are being opened or are scheduled for remodeling. Ultimately, all of the stores in a chain will evolve over time to the same design theme and use similar materials, with slight modifications to adapt to city-specific locales or unique store sizes. LIvIng The LIfeSTyLe

East Bay Fixture Company, based in Oakland, California, has been manufacturing store fixtures and architectural millwork since 1923. One of East Bay’s largest projects was remodeling Safeway’s pharmacy waiting areas, adding modular wall systems as well as changing out the jambs, millwork and doors. East Bay also renovated several of Safeway’s wine departments. European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and sapele (Entandrophragma spp.) are two woods that were utilized in the 20-store prototype concept. As part of Safeway’s goal to connect with customers using a “Lifestyle” prototype format, the nationwide grocer looked for ways to give its stores a more urban, contemporary and pedestrian-friendly look and feel. At the

same time, the company’s management made a number of other changes, placing greater emphasis on their selection of organic and specialty foods, adding a specialty cheese department staffed by a cheese expert, and making the bakery department more reminiscent of a patisserie. As part of the upgrade, store designers made the decision to change out the old aluminum fixtures to wood and glass fixtures. The makeover resulted in stores that are more welcoming and exude a cheerful, cozy, homelike ambiance. “We’ve been working with Safeway since 1923 before the company was even called Safeway,” said Paulo Abreu, general manager of East Bay Fixture Company. “They look to us for recommendations in woods and materials.” “Safeway wanted a wood with a grain and hardness similar to mahogany,” Abreu said. “We first thought of domestic poplar, which is one of our favorite woods because it takes stain really well. Unfortunately, when poplar gets damaged or dented you can see the white interior. We then turned to European beech for its density and resistance. Beech has a darker color than poplar so it’s easy to imitate a dark mahogany finish with great durability and low maintenance.” Abreu added that when the differences between poplar and European beech were explained, the Safeway designers chose the beech wood for use in their stores. Poplar and domestic cedar had been used previously in a number of applications throughout Safeway, including trellises over the floral kiosks and features in high-end wine departments. Now imported woods are making inroads in some of these areas as well. “Within some of their high-end wine departments, sapele is used in international wood

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the cabinets in the wine cellars. For the temperature controlled wine caves, we find sapele most suited for that environment,” said Abreu. “We used to use a lot of melamines and manufactured woods. But, in general, the industry has been leaning heavily toward green and renewable materials. Currently we try to use as much solid wood as possible, including imported solid wood,” Abreu added. “Our customers are requesting it, as well as some architects and designers who pursue LEED credits.” Eventually, positive customer feedback on Safeway’s initial 20-store test prototype led to the construction of one thousand pharmacy storefronts all refashioned based on the “Lifestyle” format and incorporating both European beech and sapele wood.

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The new Louis Vuitton store at Crystals in Las Vegas features a stunning 31-foot chandelier made of 1,600 shimmering titanium plated LV flower motifs surrounded by a series of three dimensional metallic curtains and playful artwork that lend splashes of color. Situated below the spectacular chandelier is a backdrop of light and airy ayous wood panel store fixtures. The interior of this new Louis Vuitton store is the brainchild of renowned New York Architect Peter Marino, who notes that the combination of art and architecture was deliberate. In an environment designed to cater to a very upscale clientele, the space conveys LV’s own luxurious appeal in incomparable Las Vegas style.

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According to the A.R.E. Outlook 2012, the rebound in capital expenditures is continuing upward, expected to increase by 14% next year. For suppliers of wood and other building materials, this is great news.

Using art, light and color, Marino brings out the glitz, glamour and allure of Las Vegas with his careful selection of materials. All of the display cases and light colored walls in the CityCenter store are constructed with ayous wood veneer. The tone is lightened both chromatically and atmospherically with ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon), a soft, very light, elastic and flexible wood. “The advantage of ayous is that it can be dyed easily for a very consistent veneer that can imitate any number of species,” said Eric Thomsson, vice president of Brookside Veneers Ltd., who specializes in composite and natural veneers. “Louis Vuitton wanted a wood very light in color to give an airy feel, yet with a strong grain pattern. [They wanted something] repeatable and adaptable to multiple locations. Ayous veneer met those criteria,” said Thomsson. The store reflects the spirit of Las Vegas and the architecture of CityCenter, yet still remains true to the Louis Vuitton brand. Yves Carcelle, chairman and chief executive of Louis Vuitton Malletier commented in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek that a new era has begun where the in-store experience is almost as important to the customer as the product itself; this is the trend in luxury retail. Ayous (obeche) is naturally light in color. Its fine, even grain lends itself to be engineered in a variety of colors and textures, attributes which most retail designers can relish. Ayous was selected for use in a national chain of jewelry stores and is currently specified in a nationwide project for Louis Vuitton. Safeway and Louis Vuitton are two among many retailers pumping millions into store renovations and remodels. Architects and store designers are banking on the use of imported woods as a key component in these and other retail environments. Imported wood is durable and adaptable, and appears to be a great choice for retailers who are seeing increased foot traffic from customers, whether they’re wearing sneakers, boots, crocs or high-heels. IW

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trends influencing architecture interior design There is an idea that architects build a house and interior designers fill it, and in the words of Rudyard Kipling, “never the twain shall meet.” The fact is customers want their homes to flow smoothly from drafting all the way to the interior design requiring architects and designers to work together on specifications. That is not to say the process is always smooth. An architect and a designer may conceptualize a space very differently and both those visions may clash with what the owner wants or needs. However, the harmony that eventually results can produce magazine-worthy spaces, examples of which are showcased throughout International Wood. Both our Designer and our Architect were quick to note the place wood has in their work. In looking at their portfolios you can easily see how wood blends in with the spaces they have created. So whether it’s a reclaimed dining room table or mahogany floor, wood is appreciated by designers and architects alike, and it unites their professions in the creation of beautiful spaces.

Interior Designer Lori Dennis ASID, LEED AP Designers often get the short end of the stick, sometimes derided as mere “decorators.” But they are in fact the glue that holds a space together. What use is a beautiful space with exposed beams if there isn’t a sense of flow in the furniture as the client walks through? A designer does not just throw a few pillows on a couch or change the drapes; they dig deep into how the space will be used and create a harmonious intersection of beauty and practicality for the client. Lori Dennis is a multiple award-winning designer who has appeared in magazines, websites and television screens throughout the world, and she knows the value of wood on her designs.

“Anegre is also hot right now and we will continue to see more of it in case goods and built-ins for home offices, libraries and media rooms.” InterIor DesIgner LorI DennIs AsID, LeeD AP

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Q: Lori, what woods do you specify most

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LD: I love using reclaimed woods. Right now I’m a huge fan of French oak in a herringbone pattern for floors. It adds elegance to a room. I’m also using a ton of ipé because so much of my work is indooroutdoor in Southern California. Ipé really stands up to the climate.

There’s a sort of “sibling rivalry” between architects and designers. In many cases, they both push for their way. When I’m working with an architect I really try to understand the vision of the architect and go with it if I can. An integral key to the way I design is making sure the interiors of the home flow with the architecture. Hopefully you get to work with great architects with impeccable style.

Q: What woods do you see as growing in popularity in the future? Why? Rosewood is coming back in a big way. I attribute its popularity to the interest in Mid-Century Modern furniture. The award-winning show Mad Men has had a lot of influence on this style’s resurgence, affecting everything from clothing to music to furniture. Anegre is also hot right now and we will continue to see more of it in case goods and built-ins for home offices, libraries and media rooms.

Q: What do you find are the easiest woods to work with? Which are more difficult? A floor with a Greek key inlaid border or a herringbone pattern is more difficult to install than a straight 8' plank. I also get a lot of complaints from my installers that ipé is difficult to work with because of the density. True, it is one of the densest woods in the world which is why I only hire installers who know how to work with this wood. It just takes more pre-planning.

Q: What do you do if your client selects woods that conflict with your vision? I guess I’m lucky because my customers usually listen to my ideas about a cohesive vision and agree with me in the end. It’s all about educating them on the materials and making sure they understand what works stylistically.

Architect Robert Gurney FAIA

Q: For the majority of your projects, what stage of the design process are you brought into? Generally I am brought in at the initial stages. I will often aid in hiring an architect.

Q: Are there any online resources you find very useful when selecting which types of woods are best suited to a project? When it comes to materials, I like to see, touch and smell. I rely heavily on trusted advisers from showrooms. But I can certainly research the quality, price and origin on the internet.

Architects provide the bones for a structure, and if those bones are solid and beautiful, everything else can fall into place. Readers of International Wood will already be familiar with the myriad ways architects can incorporate wood into their designs; whether by exposing beams in vaulted ceilings or by allowing the interplay of different woods to create a harmonious whole. Architects know that wood – domestic and international, softwood or hardwood, tropical or temperate –is the underpinning of any beautiful building. Robert Gurney has been creating beautiful structures for over 20 years and his work has won numerous awards. He brings an appreciation of, and interest in, wood to the table that makes him a standout in his profession. Robert Gurney is also included in Architectural Digest’s “New AD 100.”

“I think the general public initially responds better to images and visual resources more so than technical information. I think beautiful images with pertinent information would be most useful.” Architect robert M. Gurney, FAiA

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Q: As you select the material, what do you find are the easiest woods to work with? Which are more difficult? White oak and mahogany are easy to work with. They are beautiful with just a clear finish but also take stains, enhancers and other finishes quite well. Woods with active grains, such as rosewood are really interesting but can be difficult to work with as they are somewhat unpredictable and less consistent in their graining.

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online resources you find very useful in deciding which types of woods are best suited for a project?

Q: Robert, what woods do you specify most often? Why? RG: We frequently use mahogany, Brazilian cherry (jatoba), Brazilian walnut and wenge. Recently I have been working with quarter-sawn white oak and walnut, both for flooring and for millwork. All of these woods seem timeless, are quietly beautiful and work well with many of the other materials I employ in my projects.

Q: What woods do you see as growing in popularity in the future? Why?

Q: As you design a project, what do you do if the client selects woods that conflict with your vision? We have been fortunate in the fact that our clients expect us to take the lead in material selection. We have not had any clients force us to work with a material that we might find inappropriate. Often when we present a design solution we are presenting the spatial design along with the materials defining and shaping the space. We take the lead in all material selection.

We have typically relied on our suppliers, fabricators and installers for help when we need it. Certainly IWPA is a great resource. Others include the American Wood Council, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association and the National Wood Flooring Association.

Q: You mention IWPA (and others) as a good resource. What can IWPA and other associations do to be even more useful? I think it would be great if you could market to the general public as much as to the design professionals. Educated and informed clients make the design process for architects and designers more efficient.

Q: Whether marketing to professionals or to the general public, what resources would you like to see IWPA provide? I personally love magazines and books, but the online resources seem to be where things are headed. I think the general public initially responds better to images and visual resources more so than technical information. I think beautiful images with pertinent information would be most useful. IW

Woods that are forest certified, sustainable and green will gain in popularity.

Q: You mention that you see “woods that are forest certified, sustainable and green” growing in popularity. Those type of woods are often more expensive than those without certifications. Do you see consumers willing to pay more in the future or do you think the cost will begin to equalize? I think consumers will pay more, but I also think the costs of those woods will come down. We have numerous clients now who are environmentally conscious and are willing to pay more money for green, sustainable products and systems. 60

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Design challenge. Sustainable solution. American hardwood.

The Timber Wave in American red oak designed by AL_A, engineered by Arup and manufactured by Cowley Timberwork. Find out more about this project and the design potential of American hardwood: www.americanhardwood.org Follow us on Twitter ahec_europe

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Winning with

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The IWPA Awards Program, now in its third year, recognizes the innovation, environmental stewardship and the corporate social responsibility initiatives of those in the wood industry. The awards bring about a greater knowledge and awareness of best practices and breakthrough innovations in the industry. Acknowledging these best-ofthe-best practices and advances occurring in the international wood industry encourages designers, architects and U.S. manufacturers to continue to expand and enrich their palette of wood opportunities. The IWPA recognized Interwood Forest Products with the Aesthetic Design Excellence Award for incorporating multiple exotic species into the world's tallest building. Innovative Design Winner, Columbia Forest Products, was recognized for their PureBond® Formaldehyde-Free Technology in hardwood plywood. The UCS Forest Group received the Environmental Excellence Award for promotion and widescale distribution of Urufor's sustainably managed Red Grandis (hardwood species).

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he forest products industry has long understood the importance of sustainable forest and land management practices. Global deforestation occurs when land is given over to agriculture or ranching, and a primary driver of this trend is poverty. Consequently, a unifying challenge for the wood industry has been to increase the value of forested land so that forest-dependent communities are incentivized to keep forest lands intact. This year’s environmental excellence award winner, UCS Forest Group, demonstrates the progress that is being made on this front. UCS Forest Group provides marketing and distribution of Red Grandis (Eucalyptus grandis) hardwood for Urufor, a Uruguayan forestry company. UCS Forest Group of Companies operates as Sierra Forest Products across the U.S. and as Upper Canada Forest Products in Canada. UCS’s Red Grandis initiative is an environmental stewardship success story that also makes good business sense. In the span of 25 years, with careful soil preparation, fertilization and weed control, Urufor has successfully turned fallow acreage into thriving forest land and a successful business venture. Today, Urufor has 74,000 forested acres, with more than half of it planted in Red Grandis. Each year the company replants its Red Grandis harvest and it also continues to add acreage to meet increasing demand. “The UCS Forest Group of Companies is committed to sourcing environmentally responsible products, such as Urufor’s Red Grandis,” says Gordon Clough, director of marketing for UCS Forest Group. “The IWPA award is important recognition for what we have been doing over the last two decades.”

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Innovative Technology According to Clough, the operational excellence at Urufor’s Red Grandis plantations incorporates more than just sound forest management techniques. The company manages roadways and access points to keep the average log travel distance down to a mere 19 miles, minimizing environmental impact and carbon emissions. Urufor’s Red Grandis operation does not require any electricity from the national grid. Instead, it contributes to the grid with excess power generated by an on-site 12 megawatt cogeneration plant running on the downfall and wood waste from the harvesting and production processes. “Thus the company fulfills its corporate responsibility by providing sustainable materials, green jobs and electrical power to the community,” stated Clough. Moreover, the open spaces on Urufor’s Red Grandis forest lands allow for cattle grazing, which remove debris from the forest floor and reduces the fire hazard. The forest also provides habitat for American ostrich and the native Tero bird proving that responsible forest management is beneficial to all life in the forest. For assisting in the global expansion of environmental stewardship, UCS Forest Group of Companies was recognized with the IWPA 2012 Award for Environmental Excellence. n

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rom ancient times when Egyptians used primitive technology to create a form of plywood, to ground-breaking machinery inventions that revolutionized wood products manufacturing in the mid-1800s, right through to the 21st century, the woodworking industry has awed the world with innovations and inventions. The latest, PureBond®, is a woodworker’s delight. Columbia Forest Products (CFP) was awarded the IWPA Innovative Excellence Award for its invention of PureBond®. This EPA-award winning technology uses soy protein instead of traditional urea-formaldehyde based resins for decorative hardwood plywood assembly. The technology allows CFP to produce no-added formaldehyde decorative plywood panels made from domestic and imported materials. Columbia Forest Products is North America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products. Upon winning the award, John Hedin, vice president of international operations at CFP said, "PureBond® panels utilize a nature-inspired soy based resin that allows plywood manufacturing to be done without the use of urea-formaldehyde based resins and that gives customers a clear choice for improving their indoor air quality.” The decorative panels of CFP conform to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and meet California Air Resources Board’s high standards. PureBond® panels earn points for LEED’s EQ credit 4.4 low-emitting materials. For the development of PureBond® technology, Columbia Forest Products earned the 2012 IWPA Award for Innovative Excellence. n Safeco field, Seattle, WaShington: Skagit architectural MillWork created cuStoM lockerS With coluMbia Purebond® PanelS for the Seattle MarinerS baSeball PlayerS.

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he Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and the centerpiece of Dubai, is an engineering and design marvel that has set a new global benchmark in building excellence. Interwood Forest Products, a subsidiary of Germany-based Fritz Kohl, a world-wide leader in providing high-end architectural grade veneers and lumber, played a key role in furnishing the interior areas of this architectural masterpiece. Rick Banas, vice president of Interwood Forest Products, commented: “The company goes to the source, selects the best wood and prepares the best veneers before supplying its customers. We offer clients a ‘kaleidoscope of veneers’ from which they can check available inventory, product specifications and colors in the type and specification of wood they are considering.” For the Burj Khalifa project, Fritz Kohl Middle East LLC was approached by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the Samsung C&T Corporation and Emaar Properties PJSC (the owners' company). Interwood worked closely with SOM interior architect Nada Andric and Eric Tomich, associate director and architect at SOM, who were based at the time in Dubai. The process of selecting the finest woodwork for the interior of the Burj Khalifa began in 2006, five years prior to the building’s completion in 2011. “The veneer samples were submitted and resubmitted until all parties involved were content that the species, quality and quantity could adequately be supplied,” said Banas. Woods from three continents, including wenge (Millettia laurentii) and bubinga (Guibourtia spp.) from Africa, Santos rosewood/pau ferro (Machaerium spp.) from South America and figured maple (Acer spp.) from North America, were carefully chosen by the architect and owners with input from the Fritz Kohl Group to create dramatic effects with colors and grains throughout the interior of the building. Five years of diligent collaboration among the parties resulted in the world’s finest veneers, intricately designed, and now installed in 899 residences as well as hallways, lift lobbies, sky lounges and amenity levels inside the Burj Khalifa. For their work and excellence, Interwood Forest Products received recognition as the winner of the IWPA 2012 Aesthetic Excellence Award. IW

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Greensboro, North Carolina

Patriot Timber Products, Inc.

Leland, North Carolina

Olam Wood Products

Mobile, Alabama

Portland, Oregon

Gulfport, Mississippi

Winchester, Virginia

Sarasota, Florida

Naples, Florida

Kent, Washington

Medley, Florida

Portland, Oregon

www.patriottimber.com askus@patriottimber.com

336-299-7755 Fax: 336-299-4050

910-383-2578 Fax: 910-383-2580

251-330-7708 Fax: 251-457-7633

503-620-6655 Fax: 503-598-7959

228-832-1899 Fax: 228-831-1149

800-662-9665 Fax: 540-869-5656

800-397-7769 Fax: 941-953-5180

607-753-0107 Fax: 607-758-7407

253-479-3907 Fax: 253-479-3948

305-887-1115 Fax: 305-887-5706

503-288-5002 Fax: 503-288-5511

410-335-9600 Fax: 410-335-3574

610-485-6600 Fax: 610-485-0471

586-294-9663 Fax: 586-294-1505

800-683-6337 Fax: 773-227-6767

757-566-7128 Fax: 757-259-4286

800-367-7054 Fax: 760-438-8018

502-633-0017 Fax: 502-633-0031

MOULdingS

fLOOring

deCking

Softwood

Hardwood

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Mdf

pLywOOd

Particleboard

veneerS

Other

LUMber

v o t i n g

www.olamonline.com tom.herga@olamnet.com

www.mcilvain.com info@mcilvain.com

White Marsh, Maryland

J. Gibson McIlvain Company

Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

Roseville, Michigan

Chicago, Illinois

Toano, Virginia

Carlsbad, California

Shelbyville, Kentucky

901-853-4620 Fax: 901-221-0057

phOne/fax

r a d i ata p i n e

Collierville, Tennessee

web Site/eMaiL

COMpany naMe

North American Importers, Users, Distributors

iMpOrter

bUSineSS aCtivity

expOrter

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prOdUCtS

whOLeSaLerS

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www.pollmeier.com/perfect-hardwood usa@pollmeier.com

Pollmeier Inc.

www.rexlumber.com salesinfo@rexlumber.com

www.reitzhardwoods.com pplatts@prsguitars.com

www.getwood.com scottree@aol.com

Roberts Plywood

www.sabrainternational.com brette@sabrainternational.com

Sabra International www.samlingusa.com cbirch@samlingusa.com www.shamrockbm.com dwohler@shamrockbm.com www.sitco.com sales@sitco.com www.solbuilding.com info@solbuilding.com www.stangelohardwoods.com steve@stangelohardwoods.com www.swanerhardwood.com gary@swanerhardwood.com

Shamrock Trading

Sitco Lumber Company

Sol Building Materials Corp.

St. Angelo Hardwoods, Inc.

Swaner Hardwood Company

Burbank, California

Tiverton, Rhode Island

El Paso, Texas

Desoto, Texas

Portland, Oregon

Phoenix, Arizona

Samling Global USA, Inc.

Miami Beach, Florida

john@rplinternational.com

Henderson, Nevada

RPL International

New Orleans, Louisiana

Robinson Lumber Company, Inc.

Deer Park, New York www.roblumco.com rlcnola@roblumco.com

www.robertweedplywood.com websitemail@robertweedplywood.com

Robert Weed Plywood Corp.

Bristol, Indiana

ken.nelson@rifp.com

Glen Allen, Virginia

Richmond International Forest Products www.rifp.com

Acton, Massachusetts

Rex Lumber Company

Wilmington, Delaware

Reitz Hardwoods LLC

Stevensville, Maryland

PRS Guitars Ltd.

Portland, Oregon

Union, New Jersey

818-953-5350 Fax: 818-846-3662

401-624-3900 Fax: 401-624-3940

915-771-6500 Fax: 915-771-6552

972-225-4283 Fax: 972-228-5987

503-643-8800 Fax: 503-643-6642

602-200-5630 Fax: 602-200-5631

305-868-3663 Fax: 305-868-5447

702-565-7756 Fax: 702-565-3264

504-895-6377 Fax: 504-897-0820

631-586-7700 Fax: 631-586-7009

574-848-7631 Fax: 574-848-5679

800-767-0111 Fax: 804-747-8884

978-263-0055 Fax: 978-263-9806

443-248-0610 Fax: 410-643-4545

443-248-0611 Fax: 856-467-5510

503-452-5800 Fax: 503-452-5801

908-687-7890 Fax: 908-687-5750

724-969-5000 Fax: 724-969-1100

757-498-0186 Fax: 757-498-1075

PhOne/fax

cumaru

www.prsguitars.com hreitz@prsguitars.com

www.pdusa.com plywood@pdusa.com

Plywood & Door Mfrs. Corp.

McMurray, Pennsylvania

www.pittsburghforest.com troyhalo@pittsburghforest.com

www.thepenrodcompany.com penrod@thepenrodcompany.com

web SiTe/emaiL

hardwood

cabineTS anD/Or cOmPOnenTS

furniTure anD/Or cOmPOnenTS

DOOrS/winDOwS

fLOOring

hardwood

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Decking

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manufacTurer

mOuLDingS

PLywOOD

v o t i n g

Pittsburgh Forest Products Co.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Penrod Company

cOmPany name

North American Importers, Users, Distributors veneerS

mDf

Lumber

Particleboard

buSineSS acTiviTy

imPOrTer

PrODucTS

exPOrTer

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www.thomahog.com info@thomahog.com www.timberwolfusa.com info@timberwolfusa.com www.totemfp.com lbrittner@totemsteel.com www.tradeleaf.com info@tradeleaf.com

Timberwolf Tropical Hardwoods

Totem Forest Products

TradeLeaf LLC www.tradelink-group.com usa@tradelink-group.com www.tradelink-group.com uk@tradelink-group.com www.tritonlogging.com info@tritonlogging.com

Tradelink Wood Products Ltd.

Triton Logging Inc. www.troutriverlumber.com johnbarber@troutriverlumber.com inquiries@tumac.com www.tumac.com www.ucsforestgroup.com info@ucsforestgroup.com

Tumac Lumber Company

UCS Forest Group

www.usply.net raddick@aol.com www.veneertech.com Alan@veneertech.com

USPly Trading Company

Veneer Technologies, Inc.

www.westonpremiumwoods.com info@westonpremiumwoods.com www.woodbrokerage.com connelly@woodbrokerage.com

Weston Premium Woods

Wood Brokerage International

Lake Oswego, Oregon

Brampton, Ontario

cmengel@live.com

Greensboro, North Carolina

VM International LLC

800-453-3554 Fax: 503-848-9039

905-792-9797 Fax: 905-792-2096

336-288-2027

252-223-6359 Fax: 252-223-3511

305-722-6622 Fax: 305-722-6623

905-593-9918 Fax: 905-814-0090

905-814-8000 Fax: 905-814-8788

503-226-6661 Fax: 503-273-2653

434-645-2600 Fax: 434-645-2603

250-652-4033 Fax: 250-483-1955

44 (0) 20-7460-7788 Fax: 44 (0) 20-7460-7799

336-230-2220 Fax: 336-230-2207

212-595-1371 Fax: 212-202-3542

877-467-7808 Fax: 503-467-7808

410-770-4435 Fax: 410-770-9553

215-624-1866 Fax: 215-338-1060

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Softwood

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fLOORing

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Hardwood

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OTheR PaneL PRODUCTS

MDf

PLywOOD

Particleboard

veneeRS

Other

LUMbeR

v o t i n g

Newport, North Carolina

Medley, Florida

sales@ucsglobal.com

Toronto, Ontario

UCS Global - Toronto and Shenzhen, China www.ucsglobal.com

Toronto, Ontario

Portland, Oregon

Crewe, Virginia

Trout River Lumber LLC

Saanichton, British Columbia

London (United Kingdom)

Greensboro, North Carolina

Tradelink Wood Products Inc.

New York, New York

Portland, Oregon

Easton, Maryland

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

757-491-0468 Fax: 757-491-0723

415-765-0422 Fax: 415-765-0447

PhOne/fax

MaSSaRanDUba

Thompson Mahogany Company

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Taraca Pacific, Inc. www.taracapacific.com woztaraca@yahoo.com

www.taracapacific.com taraca@taracapacific.com

Taraca Pacific, Inc.

San Francisco, California

web SiTe/eMaiL

COMPany naMe

North American Importers, Users, Distributors

iMPORTeR

bUSineSS aCTiviTy

exPORTeR

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PRODUCTS

whOLeSaLeRS

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39-049-970-0630

www.andrighettilegnami.it ufficio.estero@andrighettilegnami.it

Andrighetti Legnami S.P.A

Sant’ Angelo di Piove, Padova (Italy)

Fax: 331-4342-5522 4940-280-1440

www.atibt.com sec@atibt.com

Subroto, Jakarta (Indonesia)

ATIBT (Assn Technique Int’l des Bois Tropicaux)

Paris (France)

787-783-1919 Fax: 787-782-9235 60-89-612233

castellexport@prtc.net www.cymao.com cymao@cymao.com

Castell Export Corporation

San Juan, P.R. (Puerto Rico)

Cymao Plywood Sdn. Bhd.

Sandakan, Sabah (Malaysia)

www.sandeplywood.com sebastian@endesabotrosa.com

ENDESA - BOTROSA

Quito (Ecuador)

Fax: 32-2-360-3802

www.focuslumber.com.my focuskk@tm.net.my

Brussels (Belgium)

Focus Lumber Sdn. Bhd.

Likas, Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia)

www.ghanatimber.org info@tidd.fcghana.com

Ghana Forestry Commission

Accra (Ghana)

Fax: 44-208-906-9570 305-600-2387

tiddlondon@ghanatimber.co.uk www.holz-international.com ingryd.taracena@holz-international.com

London (England)

Holz International

Panama City (Panama)

Fax: 305-437-8045

44-208-906-9560

Ghana Forestry Commission (London Office) www.ghanatimber.org

Fax: 233-21-220818

233-21-221315

86-21-54893839 Fax: 86-21-54893837

jianguo_lu@hotmail.com

Future (Timber) Trading Company Ltd.

Shanghai (China)

Fax: 60-88-242169

60-88-242257/8/9

32-2-360-3702 tarik@exott.com

EXOTT

Fax: 593-2-268-3680

593-2-268-8806

852-2114-2133 Fax: 852-2114-2166

SIL@sundartimber.com

Dongguan Sundart Timber Products Co., Ltd

Kwun Tong (Hong Kong)

Fax: 60-89-612607

Fax: 4940-280-14427

www.fwbarth.com info@barthshamburg.de

F.W. Barth Co. GmbH

Hamburg (Germany)

331-4342-4200

62-2157-11290 Fax: 62-2157-33017

sekretariat@apkindo.org

APKINDO (Indonesian Wood Panel Assn)

hardwood Softwood

fLooRing

mouLDingS

DooRS/winDowS

fuRniTuRe anD/oR ComPonenTS CabineTS anD/oR ComPonenTS

DeCking

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hardboard

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hardwood

oTheR PaneL PRoDuCTS

manufaCTuReR

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oSb

buSineSS aCTiviTy

o v e r s e a s

Fax: 39-049-970-0630

5541-3225-4358 Fax: 5541-3225-4358

abimci@abimci.com.br

Curitiba, PR (Brazil)

Fax: 49-421-3469830

ABIMCI (Brazilian Assn of Mech Processed Timber) www.abimci.com.br

49-421-56639233 busse@ab-timber.de

Phone/fax

Bremen (Germany)

web SiTe/emaiL

AB Timber Agency e.K.

ComPany name

Overseas Members

veneeRS

mDf

LumbeR

Particleboard

PRoDuCTS

exPoRTeR

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55-11-3595-9926

603-9282-2235

international wood

Jakarta (Indonesia)

Tunis (Tunisia)

216-7196-4344

Fax: 62-21-5270578

62-21-5270577

Fax: 62-21-5301575

62-21-5306448

Fax: 91-22-2684-2660

91-22-2683-3377

Fax: 44 (0) 208-651-0913

44 (0) 208-651-4030

commerciale@regalisinternational.com.tn Fax: 216-71964334

www.tasply.com tasply@gmail.com

PT. Tanjung Selatan Makmur Jaya

Regalis International

www.kligroups.com buniadi@kligroups.com

Jakarta (Indonesia)

bhpatel@vsnl.com

91-755-2462351, 2461243 Fax: 91-755-2468197

Hardwood

fLooring

Decking

moULDingS

fUrniTUre anD/or comPonenTS cabineTS anD/or comPonenTS

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DoorS/winDowS

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manUfacTUrer

PLywooD

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PT. Kayu Lapis Indonesia

www.patelwoodsyndicate.com

sales@nhgtimber.co.uk

Surrey (United Kingdom)

Mumbai (India)

www.nhgtimber.co.uk

NHG Timber Ltd.

Patel Wood Syndicate

www.mpveneers.com mpveneer@airtelmail.in

MP Veneers Pvt. Ltd.

Bhopal, MP (India)

Fax: 60-88-538620

60-88-517030

www.mccorry.com info@mccorry.com

McCorry & Co. Limited

Fax: 41-22-300-5355

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia)

41-22-300-5258 thomas@mbs-trading.com

Fax: 603-9200-3769

Geneva (Switzerland)

www.mtib.gov.my info@mtib.gov.my

Malaysian Timber Industry Board

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Fax: 603-9282-8999

603-9281-1999

Fax: 603-4043-8857

603-4043-8869

MBS Trading

www.mtc.com.my council@mtc.com.my

info@lionex.biz

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Malaysian Timber Council

www.lionex.biz

Lionex (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Fax: 6084-213855/212084

6084-213255

Fax: 55-11-3064-0176

919-303-8027

african mahagony

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

www.jayatiasa.net sales@jayatiasa.net

Jaya Tiasa Timber Products Sdn. Bhd.

Sibu, Sarawak (Malaysia)

www.braber.com dbernier@braber.com

IPA Wood Flooring

oppinc@aol.com

Apex, North Carolina (USA)

Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

Fax: 919-303-8040

www.kligroups.com

International Wood Products, Inc.

81-45-223-1110 Fax: 81-45-223-1121

www.itto.or.jp itto@itto.or.jp

International Tropical Timber Organization

Yokohama, Minato-Mirai (Japan)

Fax: 4141-767-0300

4141-767-0303

www.interholco.ch emmi.herger@interholco.ch

Interholco AG

Phone/fax

web SiTe/emaiL

Baar, Zug (Switzerland)

comPany name

Overseas Members

veneerS

Particleboard

LUmber

Other

bUSineSS acTiviTy

exPorTer

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ProDUcTS

whoLeSaLerS

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6082-332-222

www.timber.sca.com michael.wicklund@sca.com

SCA Forest Products AB

Sundsvall (Sweden)

www.sgknordic.com sergei.kotov@sgknordic.com

SGK Nordic, SIA

Riga (Latvia)

Tortola, Anderson (British Virgin Islands)

World Wood Technology S.A. jcm.wwtech@gmail.com

www.rusexportles.ru info@rusexportles.ru

Woodbridge International

Moscow (Russia)

45-3391 3888

www.woodbois.dk info@woodbois.dk

31-38-331-6444 Fax: 31-38-332-2040

www.wijma.com g.burgman@wijma.com

Wijma Trading

Kampen (The Netherlands)

WoodBois International

852-2543-1943 Fax: 852-2854-1728

www.vicwoodtimber.com.cn vicwood@vicwood.com

Vicwood Development Ltd.

Central Hong Kong (China)

Frederiksberg (Denmark)

Fax: 3902-331-4270

www.vastolegno.com info@vastolegno.com

Vasto Legno SpA

Milan (Italy)

41-91-911-6816

Fax: 74-956-287197

74-956-603462

Fax: 45-3391 3788

3902-344-684

Fax: 41-91-911-6801

www.technowood.us.com kevazingo@timdi.com

Technowood Ltd.

London (England)

233-22-410141 Fax: 516-432-8181

stordco@yahoo.com

Stordco International

Fax: 6085-604555

Tema (Ghana)

6085-604599

Miri, Sarawak (Malaysia)

Fax: 371-67277520

Shin Yang Plywood Sdn. Bhd. alvinyii@shinyang.com.my

Fax: 809-732-8097

Panama City (Panama) 371-29372621

809-904-9777 alockward@ges.com.do

Schafer Trading Inc.

Fax: 250-717-5707

250-717-5990

6082-443477 Fax: 6082-442691

Fax: 6082-487-888 / 999

pusaka@po.jaring.my

Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia)

ipÉ

Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia)

www.sta.org.my sta@sta.org.my

Sarawak Timber Association

00331-5377-2500 Fax: 00331-5377-2508

Softwood

hardwood

fURniTURe anD/OR COMpOnenTS

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hardboard

Softwood

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CabineTS anD/OR COMpOnenTS

OTheR LUMbeR pRODUCTS

hardwood

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fLOORing

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pLywOOD

OSb

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o v e r s e a s

Sarawak Timber Industry Dev. Corp. (STIDC) www.pusaka.gov.my

www.rougier.fr auguin@rougier.fr

Rougier Afrique International

Paris (France)

Fax: 0039 0415629810

0039 0415629811

www.romealegnami.com info@romealegnami.com

Romea Legnami S.P.A.

phOne/fax

web SiTe/eMaiL

Gambarare di Mira (30034) Venice (Italy)

COMpany naMe

Overseas Members

veneeRS

MDf

LUMbeR

particleboard

pRODUCTS

expORTeR

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Guide to the Advertisers page

company

phone

website

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AHC Craig Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-248-4393 . . . . . . .www .hardwoodweb .com

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American Hardwood Export Council . . 703-435-2900 . . . . . . .www .ahec .org

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American Lumber Company . . . . . . . . . 888-438-7888 . . . . . . .www .alumber .com

BC

American Pacific Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 662-252-1862 . . . . . . . .www .americanpac .com

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Argo Fine Imports, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504-828-0943 . . . . . . .www .argofineimports .com

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Baillie Lumber Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-649-2850 . . . . . . . .www .baillie .com Bozovich USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251-578-4604 . . . . . . . .www .bozovich .com Bridgewell Resources LLC . . . . . . . . . . 800-640-3458 . . . . . . .www .bridgewellresources .com

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Brookside Veneers Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609-409-1311 . . . . . . . .www .veneers .com

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Canusa Wood Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604-687-2254 . . . . . . . .www .canusawoodproducts .com

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Clarke Veneers and Plywood . . . . . . . . 601-366-0331 . . . . . . . .www .clarkeveneers .com

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Columbia Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . 800-808-9080 . . . . . . .www .cfpwood .com

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Del Valle, Kahman & Company, Inc. . . . 714-522-3100 . . . . . . . .www .dvkco .com

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Diamond Hardwoods, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 732-635-0739 . . . . . . .www .diamonddecking .com

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East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc. . . . . . . 360-793-3754 . . . . . . . .www .eastteak .com

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Georgia Ports Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . 912-964-3958 . . . . . . . .www .gaports .com

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Ghana Forestry Commission . . . . . . . . 44-208-906-9560 . . . .www .ghanatimber .org

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Hardwood Speicialty Products . . . . . . . 916- 730-1125 . . . . . . . .www .hardwoods-inc .com

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IKE Trading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-777-6688 . . . . . . . .www .iketrading .com

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Inter-Continental Hardwoods . . . . . . . . 910-283-9960 . . . . . . . .www .ichardwoods .com

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Interholco AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4141-767-0303 . . . . . . .www .interholco .ch

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International Specialties, Inc. . . . . . . . 901-853-4620 . . . . . . . .www .internationalspecialties .com

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Interwood Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . 502-633-0017 . . . . . . . .www .ifpveneer .com

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Liberty Woods International, Inc. . . . . . 800-367-7054 . . . . . . . .www .libertywoods .com

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Malaysian Timber Council . . . . . . . . . . 603-9281-1999 . . . . . . .www .mtc .com .my

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Alan McIlvain Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 610-485-6600 . . . . . . .www .alanmcilvain .com

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J. Gibson McIlvain Company . . . . . . . . 410-335-9600 . . . . . . .www .mcilvain .com

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McCorry & Co. Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 727-475-1281 . . . . . . . .www .mccorry .com

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Newman Lumber Company . . . . . . . . . . 228-832-1899 . . . . . . . .www .newmanlumber .com

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Olam Wood Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 910-383-2578 . . . . . . . .www .olamonline .com

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Pollmeier Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-452-5800 . . . . . . .www .pollmeier .com

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Port of Port Arthur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409-983-2011 . . . . . . . .www .portofportarthur .com

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Rex Lumber Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-263-0055 . . . . . . .www .rexlumber .com

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Robinson Lumber Company . . . . . . . . . 504-895-6377 . . . . . . .www .roblumco .com

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Romea Legnami S.P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-041-5629811 . . . . . .www .romealegnami .com

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Shorepoint Insurance Services . . . . . . 714-430-0035 . . . . . . .www .shorepointinsurance .com

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South Jersey Port Corporation . . . . . . . 856-757-4927 . . . . . . . .www .southjerseyport .com

47

Swaner Hardwood Company . . . . . . . . 818-953-5350 . . . . . . . .www .swanerhardwood .com

32

Timber Holdings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414-445-8989 . . . . . . . .www .ironwoods .com

23

Timber Products Company . . . . . . . . . . 800-547-9520 . . . . . . . .www .timberproducts .com

36

Timberwolf Tropical Hardwoods . . . . . 877-709-9663 . . . . . . . .www .timberwolfusa .com

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TradeLeaf LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212-595-1371 . . . . . . . .www .tradeleaf .com

FIFC

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Tradelink Wood Products Inc. . . . . . . . 336-230-2220 . . . . . . .www .tradelink-group .com U*C Coatings Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . 716-833-9366 . . . . . . .www .uccoatings .com

FIBC/IBC

UCS Forest Group - Sierra Forest Products . . . . . . . . . . . 866 265 0624 . . . . . . . .www .sierrafp .com - UCS Forest Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866 265 0624 . . . . . . . .www .ucsforestgroup .com - Upper Canada Forest Products . . . . . 866 265 0624 . . . . . . . .www .ucfp .com

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Wood Brokerage International . . . . . . . 800-453-3554 . . . . . . .www .woodbrokerage .com BC: Back Cover IFC: Inside Front Cover FIFC: Facing Inside Front Cover FIBC: Facing Inside Back Cover IBC: Inside Back Cover

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