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Copyright© 2016 International Wood is produced annually by the International Wood Products Association (IWPA) and its CURE (Conservation, Utilization, Reforestation, Education) program. CURE is the educational outreach program of IWPA. Please direct all advertising, circulation, or subscription questions to: IWPA, 4214 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 USA PH: 703/820-6696 www.iwpawood.org

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From the Forest –  A message from Bronson

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Regulatory Spotlight: LEED to Include Credit for Legally Sourced Wood – 

Newburger, President of the International Wood Products Association.

IWPA Manager of Government & Public Affairs Joe O’Donnell updates readers on new Alternative Compliance Path.

I W PA O F F I C E R S PRESIDENT:

Bronson Newburger

Clarke Veneers and Plywood

VICE-PRESIDENT

JoAnn Gillebaard Keller

Holland Southwest International

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Caroline McIlvain

J. Gibson McIlvain Company IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Craig Forester

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Cindy Squires, Esq. Executive Director

Felicia Johnson, MA

Manager, Membership, Marketing, & Administration

Joe O’Donnell

BUYERS GUIDE 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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PARTISANS uses sinuous mahogany in a modern interpretation of Spanish Art Nouveau.

Atherton House: Rustic Wood in the Heart of the Silicon Valley – New architectural wood panels give this $37 million villa a contemporary yet warm feeling.

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A Gem from the Forest –  Veneer from a once-in-a-lifetime sapele tree finds its perfect application in a luxury jet.

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New Life for a Beloved Boat –  A new technique allows Alex Nikolajevich and Jennifer Smith to replace the teak decks on the boat that has become their home.

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The Kentwood Design Challenge – Design students use Kentwood flooring

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Uniting Design –  BauBuche beams are used to create a striking temporary

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Architect Robert Oshatz designed this MA mix of balau, kapur, and meranti helps to give the villas of the Viceroy Maldives Resort the look and feel of the inverted hull of a Maldavian dhoni – a traditional fishing boat. Photo courtesy of the Malaysian Timber Council.

products in a competition that shatters the mold of traditional trade show booth design.

exhibition space on the Goetheplatz Plaza in Frankfurt.

Cumaru: Strong, Durable and Responsibly Sourced –  When it came time to replace a scenic boardwalk in their South Caroline sanctuary, the Audubon Society chose cumaru for its beauty, performance, and responsible sourcing.

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Malaysian Timbers Used in Uniquely Creative Ways –  Four beautiful projects feature Malaysian wood products in innovative applications.

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From Forest to Furniture –  A woodworker transforms a sapele log into a table

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Music Wood: A Tale of Two Species –  Experts from the World Resources Institute examine the use of two wood species that are synonymous with fine guitar manufacturing.

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IWPA/CURE would like to thank the advertisers on page 64 who provided the financial support that made this publication possible. In addition, we thank the following organizations for their support and cooperation, insight and energy, in producing and distributing this annual publication: The American Home Furnishings Alliance, Architectural Woodwork Institute, Shop!, Moulding & Millwork Producers Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association, National Wood Flooring Association, North American Wholesale Lumber Association and the Sarawak Timber Association.


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elcome to the 13th edition of IWPA’s award-winning International Wood magazine. We are proud to present this year’s publication – a showcase for some of the most exciting projects and groundbreaking applications that feature the products brought to market by our industry. This edition of International Wood details the diverse use of exotic wood species in a range of projects, including: a $35 million Silicon Valley mansion, a private jet, and an art competition to challenge young design students. We are once again excited to bring readers an updated Source Box that allows woodworkers and specifiers to immediately learn more about the species highlighted in our articles. Readers can turn to IWPA’s Buyers Guide, which directly connects specifiers with the suppliers that can help them source the most beautiful and highest performance wood products from around the world. International Wood is a great tool for many of its readers. However, many readers might not know much about some of the other important services that IWPA provides to the imported wood industry. Our stated mission is: To build acceptance and demand in North America for globally-sourced wood products from sustainably managed forests. IWPA’s efforts to advance its Mission support jobs and industry in North America while also ensuring the economic health of foreign communities that rely on forestry for their livelihoods. Without a long-term economic value, created by demand for forest products, forests could be lost forever to conversion to agriculture or other uses. Ironically, continued worldwide demand for responsibly harvested forests products is, in large part, responsible for the preservation of the world’s forest –a position now widely accepted and supported by industry, environmental groups, and governments. Our Mission keeps IWPA Executive Director Cindy Squires busy as she advocates for our industry in Washington, D.C. and capitals around the world. In addition to advocacy work, Cindy has spent 2016 crisscrossing the United States teaching our newly-developed Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools course. This course, developed in conjunction with the World Resources Institute and made possible by a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, provides course attendees with the knowledge and resources they need to help their companies meet today’s wood trade compliance challenges. As you learn more about the value that IWPA provides, I am hopeful that you will join us next spring for our 61st World of Wood Annual Convention from April 5-7 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, California. We look forward to hosting a full schedule of world-class speakers, panel discussions, and networking events that will provide attendees with critical insight and intelligence for the year to come. I would like to thank IWPA’s Members, Board of Directors, and Staff for their continued support of our industry. A few minutes spent flipping through the pages of this beautiful magazine will serve to convince anyone of the beauty and value of the sustainable, recyclable, and renewable products provided to discriminating consumers by our members. IWPA provides a critical service to its members, as well as to downstream beneficiaries of their goods and services. I look forward to every opportunity to work with our Members, our industry partners, and anyone who counts on IWPA to ensure that our industry continues to thrive. If there is anything the IWPA staff or I can do to help, please let us know.

Sincerely, Bronson Newburger • IWPA President 2016-2017 • Clarke Veneers and Plywood

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ince 1994, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system has been synonymous with green building. LEED certification is one of the few building industry standards that has broken through the noise and achieved a level of acceptance where certification drives consumer demand. This acceptance allows the USGBC to use its leverage in the marketplace to incentivize adoption of practices that are environmentally beneficial. Consumers may not yet be aware, however, that LEED goes beyond energy and water efficiency to materials sourcing and, of importance to the wood products industry, timber legality. In April the USGBC announced a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is intended to promote environmentally responsible forest management practices and the use of wood products of verified legal origin by ensuring that all wood has been legally harvested and that most wood is responsibly sourced in compliance with ATSM D7612-10, the Standard Practice for Categorizing Wood and WoodBased Products According to Their Fiber Sources. In a statement announcing the pilot ACP, USGBC CEO and founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi stated “healthy, vibrant forests are an essential piece of life as we know it. LEED has made tremendous strides by promoting leadership on sourcing of forestry products. We want LEED to also be a significant driver for stopping illegal logging.” IWPA Member companies have been at the forefront of legality verification in the U.S. for decades. A visit to IWPA’s Membership Directory at www.IWPAwood.org can provide specifiers with dozens of companies across the U.S. who are able to provide their customers with all types and species of wood products that are certified under the verification schemes that meet LEED requirements.

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“Healthy, vibrant forests are an essential piece of life as we know it. LEED has made tremendous strides by promoting leadership on sourcing of forestry products. We want LEED to also be a significant driver for stopping illegal logging.” RICK FEDRIZZI, CEO AND FOUNDING CHAIR OF USGBC

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• Anegre (Aningeria spp.)

• Macassar ebony (Diospyros spp.)

• Angelique (Dicorynia guianensis) • Anigre (Pouteria spp.) • Australian walnut (Juglans regia) • Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon) • Balau, Red (Shorea spp.) • Beech (Fagus sylvatica) • Birch, Baltic (Betula spp.) • Birch, Karlian (Betula spp.) • Bloodwood (Brosimum paraense) • Bocote (Cordia spp.)

• Lychee (Litchi) • Maccaranduba (Platymiscium spp.) • Mahogany, Honduran (Swietenia macrophylla) • Makore (Tieghemella heckelii) • Mango (Mangifera Indico) • Maple (Acer spp.) • Massaranduba/Brazilian redwood (Manilkara spp.) • Meranti/lauan (Shorea spp.) • Merbau (Intsia spp.)

• Brazilian cherry/jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril)

• Morado (Machaerium scleroxylon)

• Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra)

• Okoume (Aucoumea klaineana)

• Bubinga (Guibourtia spp.)

• Padauk (Pterocarpus spp.)

• Caribbean Heart Pine (Pinus caribaea)

• Paldao (Dracontomelon dao)

• Cambara (Erisma uncinatum) • Cedar, Spanish (Cedrela odorata)

• Primavera (Cybistax donnell-smithii)

• Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa)

• Purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.)

• Cumaru (Dipteryx odorata)

• Red grandis (eucalyptus grandis)

• Doussie (Afzelia spp.)

• Rosewood (Dalbergia spp.)

• East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)

• Rosewood, Honduran (Dalbergia stevensonii)

• Ebony (Diospyros spp.)

• Rosewood, Madagascar (Dalbergia baroni)

• Ekki (Platymiscium spp.) • Elm, Carpathian (Ulmus spp.) • Eveuss (Klainedoxa gabonensis) • European White Oak (Quercus robur) • Garapa (Apuleia leiocarpa) • Greenheart (Chlorocardium rodiei)

Additionally, IWPA has partnered with the World Resources Institute, utilizing U.S. Agency for International Development funding, to create a Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools course that provides compliance professionals from all segments of the wood products supply chain with a comprehensive analysis of legality requirements as well as strategies and resources to help them meet both legal and regulatory requirements as well as their customers’ needs. Please reach out to the IWPA team if you are interested in being connected with wood products companies that can help your business earn the ACP credit under this new pilot. IW

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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 to identify the species referenced in this edition by its more common name and scientific names below. 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.

• Guajuvira, Brazilian Hickory, Guajayvi Wood (Patagonula americana) • Heveatech Engineered Wood (Hevea brasiliensis) • Ipé (Tabebuia spp.) • Iroko (Chlorophora excelsa) • Jatoba, Brazilian Cherry (Hymenaea courbaril) • Kempas (Koompassia malaccensis)

• Obeche (Triplochiton scleroxvlon)

• Pau ferro (Machaerium spp.)

• Santos Rosewood/pau ferro (Machaerium spp.) • Sapele (Entandrophragma spp.) • Shedua (Guibourtia ehie) • Spruce, Sitka (Picea sitchensis) • Teak (Tectona grandis) • Tigerwood (Astronium graveolens) • Walnut (Juglans spp.) • Wenge (Millettia laurentii) • White Poplar, Silver Poplar, Silverleaf Poplar, Abele (Populus alba) • Yellowheart (Euxylophora paraensis) • Zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis) • Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra)

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– USDA Forest Products Lab: www.fpl.fs.fed.us/search/commonname_request.php – The Wood Database: www.wood-database.com INTERNATIONAL WOOD

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intxos bars are a cornerstone of social and gastronomic culture in the Catalan region of northern Spain. When renowned Toronto chef Grant van Gameren and his partners envisioned opening a pintxos (tapas-style) bar in Toronto, they sought to create a sensory environment that would meld the experience of socializing, eating and drinking in the authentic Spanish tradition. The architectural firm of PARTISANS executed van Gameren’s vision with hewn mahogany panels that resemble unbroken Mobius strips. Flowing mahogany surfaces wrap the restaurant’s bar, walls, and ceiling in a modern interpretation Spanish Art Nouveau. Bar Raval is a stand-up environment, and the rippling mahogany surfaces encourage patrons to lean into the wood’s soft edges and interact with the setting. Raval’s molten quality encourages circulation and close encounters, giving patrons the sense that they are immersed in the space. The design’s complex geometry informed the selection of the wood. “Mahogany has a tight interlocking grain that allowed for uniform patterning across the extreme curvature of the panels that form the bar and walls,” said PARTISANS principal Jon Friedman. In addition, its aesthetic qualities, rich color, lustrous finish and resonant fragrance due to its oil content made it the right choice for the application. Bar Raval is meant to be a sensory experience, and wood engages all the senses. “One of the first things you notice when you walk into Bar Raval is the scent of the mahogany,” Friedman said. “The wood is transformative, in a sense.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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SPOTLIGHT ON: MAHOGANY, GENUINE MAHOGANY, HONDURAS MAHOGANY SPECIES:

Swietenia macrophylla

Southern Mexico southward to central South America; also commonly grown on plantations

ORIGIN:

Fine furniture and cabinetmaking, interior trim paneling, high-end veneers, musical instruments, boat building, patternmaking, turnery and carving.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

Heartwood is reddish, pinkish, salmon colored, or yellowish when fresh. It mellows with age to deep rich red or brown; distinct from the yellowish or whitish sapwood. Luster is high and golden; texture may be fine to coarse; grain may be straight, interlocked, wavy or curly, often with attractive figuring.

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart below)

900 lbf

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Genuine Mahogany is considered one of the finest crafter’s woods. Mahogany is easy to finish and takes an excellent polish. It can be sliced and rotary cut into fine veneer. Mahogany exhibits an interesting optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy, a cat’s-eye reflectance effect also seen in certain gemstones.

COMMENTS:

WHAT DOES THE JANKA RANKING SCALE MEAN? THE JANKA RATING SCALE

measures the relative hardness of woods. Because hardness is often an important factor and hardness varies for each species, the janka scale is an excellent tool to compare wood species and identify appropriate choices. 2500 + 2000 1500 1000 0-500

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THE PROCESS WAS A CONVERGENCE OF DIGITAL FABRICATION TECHNIQUES AND TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14

“Moreover, wood is a humble, natural material, and in that regard it is simpatico with the organic, unpretentious pintxo expression. Pintxo culture is all about mingling, interacting with the environment, and socializing with others. People often start at one end of the bar and gradually make their way to the other end, nibbling as they go,” he said. “Mahogany was just the perfect expression of the pintxo experience.” To execute the complicated and continuous geometry of the Bar Raval interior, the PARTISANS design team hand-sketched drawings and then hand-carved foam and clay models to refine the panels’ appearance. They then converted the 3D lines into a format that a five-axis CNC router could understand. To minimize visual disruptions, they designed an “S”-seam that allows the panels’ edges to be perpendicular to the carvings. The designers also used a Grasshopper script to detect intersecting toolpaths and move them to prevent overlap and maintain the fluid sinewy pattern. “The process was a convergence of digital fabrication techniques and traditional craftsmanship,” said PARTISANS co-founder Pooya Baktash. “We worked closely with the MCM 2001 fabrication team and relied heavily on their experience, knowledge and woodworking skill. Their familiarity with carpentry and the way wood behaves enabled us to overcome some of the challenges of the complex and intricate assembly,” he said. Founded in 2012, PARTISANS is a young Toronto-based architectural firm. “R&D is a big part of what we do,” noted Friedman “We explore different materials and applications and expressions, and we push technology and materials to the limit. “We’ve done many studies in wood to explore its looks, fragrance, see how it performs. There are so many possibilities, such potential with a wood like mahogany.” PARTISANS was awarded the 2015 R&D Award by the American Institute of Architects for their work on Bar Raval. IW PHOTOGRAPHS BY JONATHAN FRIEDMAN, COURTESY OF PARTISANS

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“We tried to maximize the use of natural materials throughout the house. Wood was the central design element accented using colder industrial materials like marble, paint and acrylic. That combination gives a contemporary yet warm feeling to the interior.” GLENN YOUNG, CALCASE

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he Silicon Valley region is home to a prolific amount of high-profile technology startups. That success is fueling the construction of ultra-luxury residential homes in the strip between San Jose and San Francisco. Pushing the design boundaries of this ultra-luxury market is a new $37 million estate in Atherton featuring two new architectural wood panel lines by the Belgian based company Decospan: Shinnoki and Querkus. Atherton is a small town located in the heart of the technology mecca of Silicon Valley. Less than a 15 minute drive from the Facebook and Google headquarters, Woodlane Properties decided to build a semi-contemporary new residential villa. Spread over two acres, the house contains seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a fitness and massage room, a home theater, an exterior pool with cabana, a guest house and a six-car garage. The architect of the house was Arcanum while much of the interior was designed and manufactured by the high-end architectural millwork and custom cabinetry company CalCase. Glenn Young, founder and owner of the company explains the design vision: “We opted for a semi-contemporary look, a fusion of traditional and modern elements. While the exterior of the house is rather traditional, the interior design is contemporary. We tried to maximize the use of natural materials throughout the house. Wood was the central design element accented using colder industrial materials like marble, paint and acrylic. That combination gives a contemporary yet warm feeling to the interior.” All the cabinets, vanities, tables and other woodwork in the house were custom made. CalCase chose to use Shinnoki and Querkus architectural wood panels for most of the furniture and architectural woodwork based on the unique use of veneers, textures and colors found in these panels.


Shinnoki is a line of premium architectural wood veneer panels that come pre-finished. The 17 widely differing designs have been put together to cover all kinds of styles, from classical to trendy. In the Atherton house, CalCase used the Manhattan Oak, Desert Oak and Midnight Ash references from the Shinnoki collection on no less than 15 different vanities, an office desk, various coffee and bedside tables and in custom closets. “I absolutely love working with Shinnoki because the designs are beautiful, the product is very consistent and because it’s a finished panel. A typical bottleneck in any woodworking shop is the finishing room. To take that uncertainty out is great for me. It strongly increases my control and efficiency”, Glenn says. Querkus on the other hand is a collection of semi-finished wood veneer panels, all using European White Oak as a base. There is a wide choice for the designer or woodworker to play with different looks (Natural, Vintage and Smoked), veneer thicknesses (from 0.6 to 2mm) and CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

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touch (Plain, light or heavy brushing, five different scratch patterns). In Atherton, Glenn used Querkus Natural Adagio for a dining table and for kitchen cabinets. “I use Querkus to obtain a very authentic look. The dead-flat finish combined with the heavy brushing give the furniture a very natural look”, Glenn says. Jeff Honerkamp, Sales Manager of Decospan USA complements: “The thicker the veneer chosen, the more character and depth can be put in the material. Using a thicker 1mm veneer top layer allows us to apply a heavier brushing technique to the Querkus panels, which would not be obtainable using thinner veneers. The heavier brushing highlights the natural characteristics and beauty found in the European White Oak veneers”. Shinnoki and Querkus panels use veneers composed on a Decospan patented mixmatching machine. This mixmatching technique gives the panels the look of using solid lumber without the typical disadvantages. This means that both collections can guarantee uniform quality while maintaining the natural lively appearance of wood without concerns about the stability of the panel. “We have become true believers in the advantages of Decospan’s veneered product lines. Proof is in our decision to use Shinnoki and Querkus in the Atherton house. We also plan on using them in new homes currently in construction in West-Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and again in Atherton”, concludes Glenn. IW


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A GEM OF THE FOREST To the uninitiated, it is easy to see each tree in a forest landscape as the same as its countless neighbors. For many experienced wood products professionals, however, the search for that one special tree never ends.

Rick Banas, Vice President of Interwood Forest Products, the U.S. subsidiary of Fritz Kohl veneer mill, has spent his career procuring the highest quality architectural grades of veneers and lumber for his customers. Over that time he has seen many beautiful wood products, but he says it’s rare to find that one tree that he immediately knows is truly special. That is exactly what he knew he had when he saw the single largest sapele tree he had ever encountered. “For a wood manufacturer, it was like finding the Hope Diamond,” he says. “Having been in the veneer industry for over 41 years, I have never seen any one tree produce the quality, color, consistency, and size of veneer which this sapele tree has produced.” Once he saw the quality of veneer that this tree was producing, he immediately had a customer in mind. “This log just fit the bill” for a premier aircraft interiors manufacturer which will use it in the building and maintenance of a fleet of large series international private aircraft.

SPOTLIGHT ON: SAPELE SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Entandrophragma cylindricum

West Africa

Musical instruments, furniture, cabinetwork and decorative moldings, carvings, flooring, and door and window applications.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

Sapele heartwood is golden to a dark-reddish brown with a medium texture and high luster. Sapele contains an interlocking grain that produces light and dark ribbon stripes throughout the boards and is also found in a wide variety of other figured grain patterns. Sapele finishes well, with good gluing and nailing properties. It stains well and is suited to a variety of finishes retaining its color over time.

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE OF WOODWORK IN WHICH THE SAPELE WILL BE USED IN THE PRIVATE AIRCRAFT PROJECT.

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 15)

1510 lbf

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COMMENTS: Sapele is most often used as a window and door material because it is so stable and very rot and weather resistant. The grain and pore structure is tight, making it a great substrate for painted surfaces as well. Among its more exotic uses is that in guitar manufacturing, in the top, back and sides of acoustic guitar bodies as well as the tops of electric guitar bodies.

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THIS SAPELE:

• 100% FSC pure • produced 436,896 square feet of veneer • average length of 12 feet • average width of 12 inches Since it was harvested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this one-of-a-kind sapele has already traveled across 3 continents and will continue to travel across at least three more in some of the finest private aircraft money can buy. It only makes sense that an extraordinary log of this scale go to a project of equal size and grandeur. This tree will certainly be “flying high into the wild blue yonder.” IW RICK BANAS – INTERWOOD FOREST PRODUCTS – RBANAS@IFPVENEER.COM

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE OF WOODWORK IN WHICH THE SAPELE WILL BE USED IN THE PRIVATE AIRCRAFT PROJECT.

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NEW LIFE

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Alex Nikolajevich and Jennifer Smith consider their Vancouver 42' sailboat, Green Ghost, their home. After selling their house and moving onto Green Ghost full time it took them another four and a half years of scrimping and saving to achieve their dream of quitting their jobs to sail around the globe.

As they were searching for the sailboat that would allow them to achieve this dream, they initially would have preferred a boat without teak decks because, like many small boat owners, they were concerned that the teak deck would be a liability. On many older fiberglass boats the teak decks are screwed directly into the underlying fiberglass deck. Over time the wood plugs covering the screw heads are worn thin and the screws become exposed. This potentially allows water to enter the deck. Despite this concern, they determined that Green Ghost had nearly everything else they were looking for in an offshore cruising sailboat, so they decided to go forward with the purchase. After sixteen years of ownership, the majority of which the boat served as their home, the decks, then 30 years old, had worn and repair was necessary. Thankfully circumstances and newly developed restoration techniques allowed them to replace the decks with beautiful new teak without harming the boat. New adhesive technologies now allow teak decks to be installed screw-free, a far better installation as the integrity of the deck is not compromised by countless screw holes. The project took ten weeks and was performed by a team of carpenters from Yachts Repair Co., Ltd. while the boat was in the water at the work dock and the couple lived aboard. The old deck was removed by hammer and chisel one small chip at a time. The old teak was chiseled off CONTINUED ON PAGE 26

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first, leaving all the screws in place. The screws were removed last. As each screw was removed the hole in the deck was immediately filled with filler. The entire deck was sanded, faired and prepared for the teak plank installation. The planks were installed with adhesive one at a time starting from the toe rail and working in. The planks were weighed down with cement weights along their entire length. After all the teak planks had been installed the caulking was installed between the planks and then allowed to cure for the appropriate length of time. Finally the caulking was sanded off and all the deck fittings were reinstalled.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: TEAK, BURMESE TEAK SPECIES:

Tectona grandis

Native to Southern Asia. Also widely grown on plantations throughout tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

ORIGIN:

Ship and boatbuilding, veneer, furniture, flooring, cabinets, exterior construction, carving, turnings, and small wood objects.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

Heartwood is golden to medium brown, the color darkening with age. Grain is straight or occasionally wavy or interlocked. Teak has a coarse, uneven texture and moderate to low natural luster. Raw, unfinished wood surfaces have a slightly oily or greasy feel due to natural oils that protect the wood from insects and rot.

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 15)

1,070 lbf

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Teak is one of the most desirable woods in the world because of its superb stability, strength, and outstanding resistance to decay and rot. It is generally easy to work with, although its high silica content has a blunting effect on cutting edges. Despite its natural oils, teak glues and finishes well, though prepping with solvent prior to gluing/ finishing is sometimes necessary.

COMMENTS:

Reflecting on the replacement, NIkolajevich and Smith were thrilled with the outcome. “When the decks were finished we were overjoyed. The teak and the workmanship were a thing of beauty. Our boat looked fantastic, like a mini mega-yacht,” said Smith. Thankfully these techniques now make similar outcomes accessible to more boat owners who love the look and performance of teak. IW

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Besides drawing eyeballs to Kentwood’s display area, the competition met several other objectives, according to Brady Page, Metropolitan’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “It provided an opportunity to develop and expose new and upcoming design talent, helped reinforce our connection with the design community, and stressed how central design is in our whole product development philosophy.” The contestants created their installations using one of six selected styles of Kentwood flooring in a 10' x 10' design space. “The finalists’ designs varied widely, from a fairly traditional room setting to some really wild sculptural concepts to one interesting hybrid of the two,” Page said.  Products chosen for the competition were all hot new looks in the Kentwood collection. Several of the teams chose Brushed Birch ‘Oyster Point’, a textured white-on-white floor from the European Plank collection.  One used Brushed Oak ‘Black Tusk’, another European Plank product with a frosted finish over a dramatic black stain. And another used Acacia ‘Grayfield’, an engineered flooring that combines the natural grain and color variations of acacia with a soft gray stain. 


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The competition was judged by a panel of design industry professionals, plus visitors had a chance to vote for their favorite in a People’s Choice ballot. First prize was awarded to Olayide Madamidola, Kyung Hyun Kim and Joon Leem of OCAD University for their creation, Nature X Nature, an installation that featured moveable sculptures fashioned from pieces of Kentwood flooring. The team cut and sanded over 5,000 individual pieces of hardwood flooring to create the elaborate objects. Nature X Nature also won the People’s Choice award. Second prize went to the team of Hamid Shahi and Victor Mancini, also from OCAD, for Dynamic Landscape. This installation was comprised of elaborate structures all built from a simple building block fashioned from interlocking pieces of hardwood. Other finalists were Agnes Chow and Vivian Kwok of Ryerson School of Interior Design for their entry, Inkling; Topher Kong and Avis Ho of OCAD for Shan Shui; Husseina Kakal and Irene Liu of Ryerson for Lightbox Cafe. The students were thrilled to have their work displayed at IDS and had nothing but positive comments about the experience.  Second prize winner Hamid Shahi summed up his feelings:  “It was an absolute pleasure taking part in the Kentwood Design Challenge, to CONTINUED ON PAGE 30

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present our design and connect with a lot of amazing people. We had an incredible learning experience and really appreciate the Metropolitan team for giving us this opportunity to bring our design proposal into reality.” “The talent and passion these students brought to this project was incredible,” said Metro’s Page. “It was a privilege to provide these gifted young designers an opportunity to demonstrate their talents, and I think we put on an amazing show for visitors to IDS2016.” The Metropolitan brain trust is in the planning stages for the 2017 edition of the Kentwood Design Challenge, and finalists will be featured at IDS next January in Toronto. IW 

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tanding over 25 feet high and almost 100 feet long, this “pavilion of the future” has been center stage on the Goetheplatz Plaza in Frankfurt for the past year. Designed to reinvigorate this plaza and provide a meeting place for the surrounding community, this unique temporary structure is providing a space for exhibitions, talks, and workshops. The pavilion, comprised of a European beech framework, is protected from the elements by a façade made of Scobalit, a material similar to fiberglass. The translucent building acts as a beacon on the square – sun flooding the interior with light during the day and at night, the illuminated rectangle shines out over the entire square. All fixtures are made from BauBuche beams and boards right down to the floor. BauBuche beams are a laminated veneer lumber that bonds many thinsliced layers of wood parallel to the grain, providing a high strength building product. It is ideal for projects like this, where heavy loads and large spans can be included in the design. “BauBuche is incredibly stable which means slim sections are possible,” explained Ian Shaw, the Frankfurt-based designer. “This creates a harmonious impression with the timber frame structure which is also made of the same material. “We wanted to show as much wood as possible,” says Ian Shaw in describing the design process. To enable the structure to be reassembled at a later date, only plug and screw connections were to be used.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 35

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“BauBuche is incredibly stable which means slim sections are possible.” IAN SHAW, FRANKFURT-BASED DESIGNER

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SPOTLIGHT ON: EUROPEAN BEECH SPECIES:

Fagus sylvatica

Central and Western Europe/ United Kingdom

ORIGIN:

Veneers, furniture, kitchen cabinetry, flooring, stair components, musical instruments, mouldings, turnings, and butcher blocks.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

Heartwood is a pale pinkish-brown cream color. It is common to steam this wood which gives it a reddish-brown tone, but can be purchased unsteamed as well. European Beech has a fine to medium texture and an even, straight-grain.

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 15)

1,450 lbf

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European Beech is tough enough for heavy duty uses, yet expressive and warm. Hardness, wear-resistance, strength, and excellent bending capabilities make this hardwood a mainstay for woodworkers. European Beech glues easily, stains well, and takes an excellent finish. European Beech is ideal for use in home furnishing and interior design projects. In countries throughout Europe and overseas its main areas of application are furniture, interior finishing, and floor coverings.

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The pin connections were designed to not require glue. The plant tubs, which hang around the building, highlight urban gardening and also serve a structural engineering purpose. Since the pavilion is a temporary structure and will be disassembled, it was not allowed to be anchored into the ground. Together with the structural design planner, Achim Vogelsberg from Bollinger + Grohmann, the architect developed an anchorage principle which uses the weight of the plant tubs to prevent the building from lifting up, using them as a sort of counterweight. The tubs filled with gravel and soil act stabilize the pavilion, ensuring it remains firmly on the ground. Thanks to its timber design, the pavilion is a striking and harmonious addition to this central Frankfurt location. It is surrounded by the historic sandstone and contemporary curtain façades that encircle the “vast square” which has stood in its present form since the post-war years. IW ARCHITECT: IAN SHAW ARCHITEKTEN PHOTOGRAPHER: CHRIS KISTER

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“Forest stewardship has been at the forefront of our business model since our very beginning. The process started with our focus on naturally durable wood species versus a chemically treated wood species.” BRIAN LOTZ, TIMBER HOLDINGS USA

The Audubon Society, known for its commitment to conservation, ecological stewardship and land management, set high standards when it came to the selection and sourcing of materials for the new boardwalk. “We looked at everything from recycled plastic to recycled plastic impregnated with fiberglass to engineered bamboo to TimberSIL to various other pressure treated wood products. We even briefly considered using recycled aluminum,” Dawson said. Brian Lotz, director of business development/outside sales for Timber Holdings USA, had been involved in a similar project at the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, MS, where Ipe had been used to construct a boardwalk. Lotz suggested using Cumaru for the Beidler Forest walkway. Like Ipe, Cumaru is strong, dense, durable and resistant to decay. It’s also 20 percent less costly than Ipe, an important factor given that the project involved 7,000 running board feet of walkway. “Above all, Brian made us comfortable with the sourcing of the Cumaru,” said Dawson. SCRUPULOUS STANDARDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Timber Holdings’ sourcing procedures met the Audubon Society’s scrupulous standards for environmental stewardship. “Forest stewardship has been at the forefront of our business model since our very beginning,” said Lotz. “The process started with our focus on naturally durable wood species versus a chemically treated wood species.”

SPOTLIGHT ON: CUMARU / BRAZILIAN TEAK / TONKA SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Dipteryx odorata

Central American and northern South America

Decking, commercial boardwalks, flooring, millwork, furniture, tool handles and turned objects.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

Sapwood is a yellowishbrown and is distinct from the heartwood, which is a reddish-brown to purple-hued brown. Exposure to light makes the overall color become more uniform. Typically interlocked grain with a medium coarse texture, Cumaru is exceptionally strong, very dimensionally stable, very dense, with a high shock resistance.

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 15)

3,300 lbf

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Cumaru has excellent durability and weathering properties. Cumaru is able to stand up to almost anything the environment throws at it. Not only is it naturally resistant to mold, insects, and rot, Cumaru is one of the few hardwoods considered to be flame resistant due to its density. It not only lasts a long time, but has the beauty of an interior hardwood.

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Timber Holdings has a documented set of systems and procedures in place which includes comprehensive environmental compliance specification language that organizations can rely on. The company’s “Green by Nature…Build with Conscience” program uses FSC controlled wood guidelines as a model for its internal systems and procedures, employs third party legal verification where available, and aligns itself with ethical timber producers. “It is this comprehensive approach that gives specifiers like Beidler Forest and Strawberry Plains confidence in using tropical hardwoods even when FSC Certified wood is not available,” Lotz said. Life-cycle benefits of naturally durable hardwoods: Installing a boardwalk over swampy terrain is no easy task. Because the facility remained open during the 13-month construction period, workers had to dismantle the old boardwalk even as they constructed the new one. The boardwalk would not withstand the weight of heavy equipment, so it was all done with manual labor. “Workers pushed hand carts loaded with Cumaru boards three-quarters of a mile out and hauled the old pine boards back for disposal the same way. Those boards are so stinkin’ heavy, they could only haul three or four at a time,” recalls Dawson. “On the bright side, the wood is so strong, we were able to achieve equivalent structural strength and weight-bearing ability as the old boardwalk with less lumber,” Dawson said. What’s more, there are life-cycle benefits associated with the use of naturally durable hardwoods. Typically, tropical hardwoods are harvested when they are 50, 60, 70 years old, and that’s roughly how long the Beidler Forest boardwalk is expected to last. In other words, the trees that will be used to replace the boardwalk in the future may well be seedlings right now. IW TIMBER HOLDINGS USA – WWW.IRONWOODS.COM

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Typically, tropical hardwoods are harvested when they are 50, 60, 70 years old, and that’s roughly how long the Beidler Forest boardwalk is expected to last. In other words, the trees that will be used to replace the boardwalk in the future may well be seedlings right now.

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Malaysian Timbers Used in Uniquely Creative Ways

THE BALAU-CLAD DRUM OF THE NAUTIQUE IS ACTUALLY THE STAIR TOWER AND NOT A FLUE.

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alaysian timber has come a long way since those days when designs of wood structures often mirrored the traditional, vernacular built forms in rural villages such as the ubiquitous village houses or native longhouses on stilts with thatched roofs. In recent years, the remarkable performance characteristics of many timber species found in Malaysia have allowed architects and designers to feature Malaysian woods in extraordinarily imaginative and creative ways that match beauty with functionality. The Nautique boathouse in Singapore, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, the Shangri-la ‘s Villingili Resort and the Viceroy Resort in the Maldives each feature time-transcending designs that are

SPOTLIGHT ON: BALAU SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Shorea spp.

Southeast Asia / Philippines

Decking, plywood, veneer, heavy construction, flooring, frames of boats, and utility furniture.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

Balau refers to any number of woods of the Shorea genus. The coloration can vary from species to species, but in general the sapwood is lighter in color and is sharply defined from the heartwood. The heartwood is light to deep red or purple–brown and can also be yellow or greybrown. The color darkens to a deep brown on exposure. Texture is moderately fine and even, with deeply interlocked grain.

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

1560 lbf

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(see chart on page 15)

Balau looks similar to teak, only without the name recognition among consumers. It is very similar to teak wood and is an excellent choice for any outdoor structure or piece of furniture.

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testaments to the versatility and flexibility of the wide variety of timber species that can be sourced from Malaysian producers for innovative and experimental uses. Docked at Raffles Marina, Singapore, an unusual looking structure with portholes and a huge timber drum is actually a boathouse named Nautique – the home of Kevin Hill and his wife Kelly Chan. Kevin is a member of the third generation of English professionals and craftsmen involved in the construction industry, specializing in timber. Having lived in Singapore since 1992, he understands tropical timbers very well and often specifies sustainably harvested Malaysian timbers that have been certified under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme as endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. As a specialist timber contractor, he conceived the idea of a boathouse that meets all the requirements of a boat with the comfort of an apartment. It is effectively a floating water villa, the construction of which did no harm to the seabed.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: MERBAU, KWILA, IPIL SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Intsia spp.

East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia

Indoor and outdoor furniture, flooring, decking and musical instruments.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

Merbau has an orange-brown color when freshly cut. As it ages, it turns into a darker reddish-brown color. Its grain is straight to interlocked with a coarse texture.

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 15)

1,840 lbf

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Merbau has strong characteristics, stability and durability. It is resistant to rotting and insect attack. It also glues and finishes very well.

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The 2,000-square-foot Nautique consists of three levels; the lowest level is equipped with a kitchenette, bathroom and a lounge that opens out to a patio. A master bedroom with an en suite bathroom occupies the middle floor while the top level is an open-air entertainment deck complete with a jacuzzi. The eye-catching timber drum is actually the stair tower, which is framed in balau and clad in merbau. The decking is made of teak while the floors are balau joists with tongue-and-grooved merbau strips. The interiors are furnished with merbau floors, solid teak furniture and cozy sofas. The boathouse, apart from being the owner’s ideal retreat, is meant to be a prototype for floating luxury villas that could be tugged to exotic locations and quiet islands for a truly private escapade, without feeling that one is on a boat. Inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Spain, the design of the Four Seasons on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi is a combination of Moorish, Arabic and Indian influences in a Malay kampong setting. Latticed timber screens and Moorish architectural features are recurring themes in this resort. High walls with plenty of indoor courtyards to provide privacy are typical characteristics of built forms adopting Moorish architecture. CONTINUED ON PAGE 42

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SPOTLIGHT ON: CHENGAL SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Neobalanocarpus

Malaysia and Thailand

Mostly used for heavy construction, railway sleepers, and heavy duty furniture, decking, staircase, door and window frames.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

The heartwood is yellow-light brown with a greenish hue. As it ages, the color becomes dark purple or rust red.

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

2,130 lbf

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(see chart on page 15)

The timber is durable and resistant to termite attack and fungal infestation. Planing is known to be easy with a smooth finish.

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Located between its reception and outdoor floating pavilions, the consultation area sports a lattice of chengal rafters and battens beneath a fiberglass roof. This roofing installation is not only structural but also serves as a filter for the otherwise too intense sunlight streaming into the double-volumed space. The roof is asymmetrically held up by painted masonry wall on one side, and square timber columns on masonry piers on the other. The roofing structure frame the pastel-coloured walls to provide an uplifting yet calming space for consultation and preparation before any spa treatments. These are complemented by the judicious use of timber in slats as simple screens and the polished balau flooring. As part of the Addu Atoll, Villingili Island is a five-minute boat ride from Gan International Airport. Shangri-la’s Villingili Resort and Spa is located on the northern tip of the island with six kilometers of coastline and two kilometers of white sandy beaches. The 132-villa resort’s structural works were all constructed with a mix of balau and kapur whereas meranti was used for interior timberworks. There are seven distinctively designed villas, two bars and three specialty restaurants in the resort. The Fashala Restaurant, which offers seafood cuisine, features the most dramatic design of the three restaurants and affords spectacular views of the ocean. The slightly tilted giant central columns in the restaurant are clad with strips of meranti. The floors are in balau and the screen walls are of meranti slats. All the timberworks were finished to a consistent lime-washed look and feel, which binds all the disparate materials to provide a harmonious and relaxed spatial experience. Over at the 61-villa Viceroy Maldives located in the isolated northern edge of the Maldives, on Shaviyani Atoll, the 17-acre private island of Vagaru is a haven of unspoiled nature dotted with palm trees and pristine sand encircling a blue lagoon. The design of the villas is an interpretation of the hull of an inverted Maldivian dhoni – a traditional fishing boat. A deliberate move away from a stiff square or rectangular design, the villas have irregular shapes with curved walls, lending a sensuous feel to the spatial experience. Every villa comes with a private pool and a private sun deck. The villas are well spaced around the island for maximum privacy with 32 villas over the water and 29 on the beach. Some of the villas are only one floor while others feature two floors with either a room or an open deck on the upper floor. Those with a room on the upper floor have a dormer window for stargazing. An interesting


A VARIETY OF TIMBER SPECIES ADORN THE FASHALA RESTAURANT AT SHANGRI-LA 'S VILLINGILI RESORT.

SPOTLIGHT ON: MERANTI, BALAU, LAUAN, PHILIPPINE MAHOGANY SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Shorea spp.

Southeast Asia

Plywood, interior furniture, general construction, concrete forms, veneer and boatbuilding.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

Colors can vary from a pale straw color, to a darker reddish brown. The texture is coarse with medium to large pores. Sometimes the grain is interlocked. 1,600 lbf (see chart on page 15)

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

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Meranti is relatively easy to work with and it glues, stains and finishes well.

COMMENTS:

mix of balau, kapur and meranti were used for different parts of the resort’s structure and interiors ranging from roof trusses, ceilings, flooring, doors and windows. A giant chill-out swing suspended over the balau deck from the ridge beam of the villas’ roof heightens the enjoyment of the Maldivian sea breeze and the boundless sky. These projects are just a few of the many found within the region as well as other parts of the world CONTINUED ON PAGE 44

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SPOTLIGHT ON: KAPUR SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Dryobalanops spp.

Malaysia / Indonesia

Plywood, door and window frames, heavy construction, flooring, staircases, and as an internal and external finishing material.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

The heartwood is reddish brown and clearly demarcated from the pale sapwood. The sapwood ranges from almost white to light yellowish brown in color. Kapur wood exhibits variable grains from straight to spiral, to deeply interlocked grains that create a striking figure. The wood has a moderately coarse to even texture. JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

1,230 lbf

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The timber is also highly prized for external joinery, in particular for door and window sills, as it is resistant to decay when fully exposed to the weather.

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THE BALAU DECK OUTSIDE ONE OF THE VILLAS AT VICEROY MALDIVES RESORT.

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that prove that a discerning eye for esthetics and deep understanding of timber’s technical qualities as a building material could result in breathtaking functional structures that become icons in themselves. And whatever the design script is, Malaysian timbers such as chengal, balau, merbau, kapur and meranti help dramatize and liven the construction stage. Information on these and other popular Malaysian timber species is available on the MTC Wood Wizard, which is accessible on the MTC website (www.mtc.com.my). IW


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THE ARBOR SLAB TABLE – CRAFTED IN SAPELE WITH EBONY DETAILS.

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From Forest TO FURNITURE

ARTISAN BRIAN BRACE USING A HAND RASP TO SHAPE THE SIGNATURE TREE SHAPE FOR THE ARBOR SLAB TABLE BASE.

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ometimes when you see a log, you know it is going to make something beautiful and amazing,” explains Fabrizio (Fabs) Corte, owner of Cormark International, a North Carolina based family owned lumber business. When he saw this sapele log in Cameroon, he knew it could be crafted into a stunning piece. A cornerstone of Cormark’s commitment is sustainability. They are committed to the local communities where they purchase wood. “We have a strong commitment to the environmental issues that face our industry and will only purchase from reputable and environmentally sound saw milling groups,” explains Corte. “We have through the years managed to build up long lasting relationships with saw milling groups that have a strong environmental, social and humanitarian obligation to the areas and communities they work in. That is very important to us.” “Once this unique log was sawn, I knew we had to find an artisan to transform this wood,” Fabs explained. This is where certified master craftsman, Brian Brace, comes in. “When Fabs showed me this sapele, I knew right away that this was the perfect wood to use for a design I’d been working on in my head for a while,” says Brace. He hadn’t made a slab table before but had been dreaming up a design. The remarkable grain and the stunning topography of the live edges were calling to all those involved. “This was perfect material for a large dining table that would be the centerpiece of a room,” Brace said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 48

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SPOTLIGHT ON: SAPELE SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Entandrophragma cylindricum

West Africa

Musical instruments, furniture, cabinetwork and decorative moldings, carvings, flooring, and door and window applications.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

Sapele heartwood is golden to a dark-reddish brown with a medium texture and high luster. Sapele contains an interlocking grain that produces light and dark ribbon stripes throughout the boards and is also found in a wide variety of other figured grain patterns. Sapele finishes well, with good gluing and nailing properties. It stains well and is suited to a variety of finishes retaining its color over time.

CHARACTERISTICS/APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 15)

1510 lbf

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COMMENTS: Sapele is most often used as a window and door material because it is so stable and very rot and weather resistant. The grain and pore structure is tight, making it a great substrate for painted surfaces as well. Among its more exotic uses is that in guitar manufacturing, in the top, back and sides of acoustic guitar bodies as well as the tops of electric guitar bodies.

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SPLITS ADD VISUAL INTEREST TO SLAB TABLES AND ARE USUALLY KEPT AS PART OF THE DESIGN. THIS EBONY BUTTERFLY JOINT WAS IMPORTANT FOR THE AESTHESTIC DESIGN OF THE TABLETOP AND ALSO STABILIZED THE TOP, LIMITING THE TABLETOP’S ABILITY TO SPLIT.

The goal of the project was to create a very different table from others tables highlighting slab tops. An important design element of this table was the creation of a table base that was also a work of art while also integrating in Brian’s trademark design element, a tree silhouette. After working with Cormark to hand-select each piece of wood for creation of the table, the lumber was properly dried and equalized before heading to Brian’s workshop. From there, the lumber was transformed using hand tools and traditional mortise and tenon joinery. After sketching the base tree silhouette, cutting, and using a variety of hand tools to smooth the pieces, the base was constructed. The slab top needed a couple keys added to prevent any future splitting. Brace chose ebony wood butterfly keys for its color contrast and visual interest. After cutting and inserting the keys, the tabletop was sanded and then sanded some more. “To truly highlight the beauty of the wood grain, it takes hours of sanding, followed by a lot of hand rubbing the finish,” he explains. On this piece he used a dye stain and lacquer. Now that the table is completed, what does the person who first saw this log think? “The table is truly stunning,” says Corte. “The table emphasizes the extraordinary features of this unique sapele wood.” He continues, “I am really proud to know that the log I identified in Cameroon is now going to be a centerpiece for a homeowner in Montana.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 50

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Originating from a small town in the green mountains of Vermont, he began his fine woodworking apprenticeship under a local master furniture maker while still in high school. Upon completing the required 8,000 hour apprenticeship program, he became the first to achieve Vermont State certification. In 2004, he became a Master Craftsman, using traditional mortise and tenon joinery and a great deal of handwork on all of his custom furniture pieces. For more information, visit his website: www.brianbracefinefurniture.com

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MUSIC WOOD:

A Tale OF Two Species NECK JOINT OF GUITAR WITH MAPLE BACK AND SIDES.

NECK JOINT OF GUITAR WITH EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD BACK AND SIDES

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Transforming pieces of wood into a guitar requires both skilled craftsmanship and the eye of an artist. The rich tones and visual beauty of fine guitars capture both our ears and our eyes. But ultimately, the guitar begins deep in forests across far-flung parts of the world, from Alaska to the Amazon, from Madagascar to Indonesia. This article traces the journey of two kinds of wood – maple and rosewood – from the forest floor to the stage, from a tree to the most iconic instrument in modern music, and explores some of the environmental and legal issues along the way. 52

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ore and more, consumers are asking questions about the social and environmental impacts of their purchases. Where do the foods they eat and the goods they purchase come from? How are they produced? Who profits? Is anyone hurt? Is the environment affected?

WHY TONEWOOD?

Tonewoods are woods that are prized by instrument builders because of their tonal qualities, high strength, and beauty. These qualities have made these woods highly sought after products in the international marketplace. Wood products have long been subject to scrutiny because of debates around forest conservation and management that touch on everything from endangered species and the rights of indigenous communities to climate change and international trade policy. Wood products have also come under scrutiny because of the potential for illegal logging – that is, logging which violates the conservation laws in the country of harvest in one way or another – in the supply chain. Illegal logging is not only bad for the environment, but also robs countries and communities of revenue. Debates and disputes around the global wood trade have led to the development of independent timber certification systems such as the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Additionally, the import and sale of illegal timber was prohibited in 2008, when the United States amended a century-old wildlife trafficking law – the Lacey Act – to include timber and forest products. Australia and the EU have also passed similar legislation.


GUITAR WITH MAPLE BACK AND SIDES

Tonewoods are woods that are prized by instrument builders because of their tonal qualities, high strength, and beauty. These qualities have made these woods highly sought after products in the international marketplace.

LACEY AND GUITARS

The first company to be swept up in a timber investigation under the amended Lacey Act was Gibson Guitars. U.S. Federal agents investigated Gibson’s imports of rosewood from India and ebony from Madagascar. Following a great deal of media coverage, the company reached a settlement with the government in 2012 and implemented a comprehensive sourcing program. In July 2015, U.S. prosecutors indicted U.S. sawmill operator J&L Tonewoods, the company’s owner, and three additional individuals on eighteen criminal counts related to the theft, damage, and receipt of stolen U.S. government property – namely, big leaf maple timber illegally cut from Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington State. By February 2016, all four had pled guilty, and in April, the owner of J&L Tonewoods was sentenced to six months in federal detention. For better or worse, the guitar industry – which uses only a small fraction of the wood traded across the world – has become a lightning rod for concerns about illegal logging and the sourcing of precious woods around the world. Two tonewoods in particular represent the spectrum of legal and environmental issues today: rosewood and maple. ROSEWOOD: LOVED TO DEATH?

“Rosewood” refers to a variety of species of the genus Dalbergia, many of which are greatly valued in guitar construction, particular for fingerboards, as well as the back and sides of acoustic guitars. If you listen to a country music icon or a master of the classical guitar, more likely than not, you are hearing rosewood. There are hundreds of species of Dalbergia distributed across Asia, Africa, and Latin America, but Brazilian (nigra), Madagascar (spp.), and East Indian (latifolia) dominate the guitar industry. CONTINUED ON PAGE 54 INTERNATIONAL WOOD

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Dalbergia species are frequently used in Chinese deep red “Hongmu” furniture. The demand for rosewood guitars is, by contrast, relatively minor. Brazil banned the export of Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) in 1967 and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has restricted any international trade of post-1992 wood by placing this species on Appendix I of the accord. In 2013, CITES extended this regulation to all Dalbergia species from Madagascar. BIG-LEAF MAPLE: BOOMERS AND METH-HEADS

When you see that wavy, hypnotic pattern on the body of an electric guitar played by someone like Carlos Santana, it is very likely figured big leaf maple. This is a species native to the U.S. and an immensely popular wood, and can fill several roles on guitars, perhaps the most common being a display of its beautiful figure on the tops of electric guitars. Its strength and resistance

to warping also lend it to the necks and fretboards of electric guitars, but on acoustics it is most often seen on the back and sides. Part of the renewed interest in maple is that it is not listed as endangered under the CITES treaty. While the price of logs that exhibit curling or quilting when quartersawn continues to rise, maple has generally remained affordable, especially when compared to other tonewoods. The popularity of the wood, has taken a new turn in the Pacific Northwest, where it is often called “meth maple” because it has become popular among the drug community to poach the trees for some quick cash. GUITAR CONSTRUCTION AND THE FUTURE

Despite being very different woods, both rosewood and maple bend and work fairly easily, and are both hard enough to function for the back and sides of acoustic guitars. In terms of tone, rosewood tends to be clear and strong, while maple is a little brighter, and is often preferred by country/

bluegrass players. Maple requires a different type of bracing than rosewood to bring out the bass in a guitar, a challenge that has largely deterred acoustic guitar manufacturers from using the wood to its full potential. They each present a few issues of their own, with maple being prone to burns and rosewood being prone to cracking, but they share a common role on the guitar. Both woods have been at the heart of recent and historic cases of illegal logging, and the Lacey Act ties their fates together, regardless of their different sourcing profiles. Luthiers can and will debate the different methods of working with the two woods, how the woods play into the aesthetics of a new project, and their relative merits as tonewoods, but there is no question that the first step towards the sustainability of these two very different woods is ensuring their GUITAR WITH MAPLE BACK AND SIDES legality. The wood industry is focused on the long-term viability of quality materials, so that we can continue to make outstanding instruments far into the future. LACEY COMPLIANCE TRAINING

IWPA, with support from World Resources Institute and the U.S. Agency for International Development offers a Lacey compliance course to help ease the transition into a new era of wood trading. According to Cindy Squires, IWPA’s Executive Director “Our goal is not another standard or certification scheme, but rather a program to arm those buying and selling wood products with the latest information about resources and procedures that will allow them to tailor a compliance system for their own market niche.” Everyone in the marketing chain of wood, from the mill to the manufacturer, should understand the sourcing of their wood in order to preserve these wonderful resources for woodworkers and guitar manufacturers of the future. IW

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SPECIAL THANKS TO PETER TSIORBA OF TSIORBA GUITARS (WWW.TSIORBA.COM) FOR GENEROUSLY SHARING HIS EXPERTISE AS WELL AS THE PHOTOS INCLUDED IN THIS ARTICLE.


Register TODAY for the September 21st course at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town at www.IWPAwood.org. 2017 dates will be announced soon!

A comprehensive review of the Lacey Act and other laws relevant to trade in wood products.

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compliance challenges, strategies and resources to successfully meet those requirements, and collaborative activities to stimulate dialogue among course participants.

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Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools

day-long course that will arm those buying and selling wood products with the latest information about resources to tailor a successful compliance system to their company’s market niche.

For CEOs, CFOs, buyers, compliance staff, customs specialists, sales staff, overseas producers and exporters involved in the wood trade.

“IWPA has developed our due diligence resources and training course to empower compliance professionals working to meet the due care requirements of the Lacey Act and other laws and provide them with the tools they need to successfully fulfill their role in sourcing decisions.” IWPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CINDY SQUIRES

“The World Resources Institute is pleased to be supporting IWPA in developing the Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools Course, and in turn thanks the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), our supporter and partner in the Forest Legality Alliance (FLA) initiative. IWPA has been a leading voice among FLA’s 130 members, and this course came out of discussions amongst both IWPA and FLA members concerned with practical and effective measures to build industry capacity for compliance with the Lacey Act and other wood legality measures.” DIRECTOR, FOREST LEGALITY ALLIANCE AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, FORESTS PROGRAM, WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE CHARLES BARBER


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M E M B E R S

Buyers Guide

IWPA’s Membership Directory highlights the leading suppliers to the North

American market of hardwood and softwood lumber, flooring, decking, veneer, plywood and 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.

Transportation, Logistics and other Service Providers Access World

Carson, CA (United States) TEL: 310-513-1400 Reza.tehrani@accessworld.com www.accessworld.com

Arnold & Porter, LLP

Washington, D.C. (United States) TEL: 202-942-6115 FAX: 202-942-5999 Samuel.witten@aporter.com www.arnoldporter.com/en/about/firm

Bedford Falls Communications

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Watertown, WI (United States) TEL: 920-206-1766 john@bedfordfallsmedia.com www.bedfordfallsmedia.com

Benchmark International LLC

Eugene, OR (United States) TEL: 541-484-9212 FAX: 541-344-2735 travis.snapp@benchmark-intl.com www.benchmark-intl.com

Chaffin & Associates

Georgetown, TX (United States) TEL: 254-79 3-2116 johnc@chaffin-law.com www.chaffin-law.com

Coastal Cargo Company, Inc.

New Orleans, LA (United States) TEL: 504-587-1200 FAX: 504-587-1226 dlh@coastalcargogroup.com www.coastalcargogroup.com

Ginnacle Import-Export Pte Ltd

Singapore (Asia) TEL: 659-759-7687 teakwood@singnet.com.sg www.teak.net

Grieg Starr Shipping

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Atlanta, GA (United States) TEL: 770-226-5919 FAX: 404-216-5557 Mike.hawe@griegstar.com www.griegstar.com

International Wood Trade Publications Memphis, TN (United States) TEL: 901-372-8280 FAX: 901-373-6180 wayne@millertradepub.com www.millerwoodtradepub.com

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Kutak Rock LLP

Washington, D.C. (United States) TEL: 202-828-2339 Liz.levinson@kutakrock.com www.kutakrock.com

Mowry & Grimson PLLC

Washington, D.C. (United States) TEL: 202-688-3610 FAX: 202-595-8968 jsg@mowrygrimson.com www.mowrygrimson.com

National Nail Corporation

Grand Rapids, MI (United States) TEL: 616-261-2151 FAX: 616-531-5970 Chip_manger@nationalnail.com www.camoffasteners.com

Nolan Transportation Group Rosewell, GA (United States) TEL: 770-509-9611 FAX: 770-509-9612 Kevin.larson@ntgfreight.com www.ntgfreight.com

OHL International

Philadelphia, PA (United States) TEL: 267-570-2612 FAX: 267-570-2635 jemallough@ohl.com www.ohl.com

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PFS Corporation

Rukert Terminals Corporation Baltimore, MD (United States) TEL: 410-276-1013 FAX: 410-327-2315 Jason@rukert.com www.rukert.com

Breukelen, Provincie Utrecht (Netherlands) TEL: 31-615322685 Ellenbroek@theborneoinitiative.org www.theborneoinitiative.org

Port of New Orleans

Shorepoint Insurance Services

U-C Coatings

Port of Port Arthur

South Jersey Port Corporation

Vandegrift, Inc.

Port Tampa Bay

Steer Company

WWF Global Forest Trade Network

Cottage Grove, WI (United States) TEL: 608-839-1013 FAX: 608-839-1014 jrothman@pfscorporation.com www.pfscorporation.com New Orleans, LA (United States) TEL: 504-528-3262 FAX: 504-528-3390 landryb@portno.com www.portno.com Port Arthur, TX (United States) TEL: 409-983-2011 FAX: 409-983-3424 Orlando@portofportarthur.com www.portofportarthur.com Tampa, FL (United States) TEL: 813-9 05-5122 FAX: 813-9 05-5109 welliott@tampaport.com www.tampaport.com

Costa Mesa, CA (United States) TEL: 714-430-0035 FAX: 714-430-0036 rmarkley@shorepointinsurance.com www.shorepointinsurance.com Camden, NJ (United States) TEL: 856-757-4927 FAX: 856-757-4903 kcastagnola@southjerseyport.com www.southjerseyport.com Philadelphia, PA (United States) TEL: 215-922-6610 FAX: 215-922-0784 d.wackerman@jasteer.com www.jasteer.com

The Borneo Initiative

Buffalo, NY (United States) TEL: 716-833-9366 FAX: 716-833-0120 alvaro@uccoatings.com www.uccoatings.com Philadelphia, PA (United States) TEL: 201-563-206 FAX: 201-563-2063 corpcomm@vandegriftinc.com www.vandegriftinc.com Washington, D.C. (United States) TEL: 202-293-4800 FAX: 202-293-9211 Amy.smith@wwfus.org www.gftn.panda.org

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610-759-2837 Fax: 610-759-5757

www.baillie.com jbach@baillie.com www.beaconhardwoods.com omar@beaconhardwoods.com www.bozovich.com infobtp@bozovichtimber.com www.veneers.com info@brooksideveneers.com www.cdcdist.com afutscher@cdcdist.com www.martinguitar.com woodmgt@martinguitar.com

Baillie Lumber Co.

Beacon Hardwoods LLC

Bozovich USA

Brookside Veneers Ltd.

CDC Distributors Inc.

C.F. Martin & Co.

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843-39 3-3861 Fax: 843-393-8243 912-447-7094 Fax: 912-232-3199

800-788-5568 Fax: 781-344-7110

714-522-3100 Fax: 714-523-1900

info@dm-flooring.com www.dm-flooring.com www.darlingtonveneer.com rhubbard@darlingtonveneer.com www.dixieply.com rccollins@dixieply.com www.downesandreader.com chris.strang@downesandreader.com www.dvkco.com ernie@dvkco.com www.eastteak.com rick@eastteak.com

D&M Flooring

Darlington Veneer Co., Inc.

Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company

Downes & Reader Hardwood Co., Inc.

Del Valle, Kahman & Company, Inc.

East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc.

Sultan, Washington

Buena Park, California

Stoughton, Massachusetts

Savannah, Georgia

Darlington, South Carolina

Torrance, California

Harahan, Louisiana

360-793-3754 Fax: 360-793-7835

504-309-6950 Fax: 504-309-6949

john@crescenthardwood.com www.crescenthardwood.com

Crescent Hardwood Supply

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Jackson, Mississippi

Clarke Veneers and Plywood

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www.canusawoodproducts.com canusa@canusawoodproducts.com

Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cranbury, New Jersey

Evergreen, Alabama

Miami, Florida

Hamburg, New York

Metairie, Louisiana

504-828-0943 Fax: 504-828-0946

www.argofineimports.com argo@argofineimports.com

Argo Fine Imports, Inc.

North Troy, Vermont

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jenniferf@appalachianflooring.com www.appalachianflooring.com

Appalachian Engineered Flooring Inc.

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appiwood@silcom.com

Solvang, California

American Pacific Plywood Inc.

Holly Springs, Mississippi

Medley, Florida

Huntersville, North Carolina

662-252-1862 Fax: 662-252-1888

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

www.americanpac.com smb@americanpac.com

Hardwood

American Pacific Inc.

Softwood

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305-556-8003 Fax: 305-828-3055

Softwood

www.aljoma.com ncano@ufpi.com

Hardboard

Aljoma Lumber

OSB

MDF

704-875-6587 Fax: 704-875-6657

MANUFACTURER

www.hardwoodweb.com geninfo@craiglumber.com

WHOLESALERS

AHC Hardwood Group

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561-7135564 714-239-2101 Fax: 714-239-2109

www.ganahl.com deonndeford@ganahl.com

936-598-2491 Fax: 936-598-8146 503-643-6688 Fax: 503-641-7335

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

www.ihlo.com ihlo@ihlo.com www.iketrading.com ike@iketrading.com www.ifpveneer.com info@ifpveneer.com

Ihlo Sales & Import Company

Ike Trading Company, Ltd.

Interwood Forest Products Inc.

757-566-7128 Fax: 757-259-4286 800-683-6337 Fax: 773-227-6767 610-485-6600 Fax: 610-485-0471 410-335-9600 Fax: 410-335-3574 503-288-5002 Fax: 503-288-5511

253-479-3900 Fax: 425-251-6096 800-397-7769 Fax: 941-953-5180 800-662-9665 Fax: 540-869-5656 228-832-1899 Fax: 228-831-1149

www.lumberliquidators.com asecter@lumberliquidators.com www.mccathaytimber.com info@mccathaytimber.com www.alanmcilvain.com sales@alanmcilvain.com www.mcilvain.com info@mcilvain.com www.medallionfp.com pgallagher@medallionfp.com www.metrofloors.com gpayseno@metrofloors.com www.morelandcompany.com jasonn@morelandcompany.com www.moxontimbers.com shaynelachlan@moxontimbers.net www.newmanlumber.com info@newmanlumber.com

Lumber Liquidators Inc.

McCathay Timber, Inc.

Alan McIlvain Company

J. Gibson McIlvain Company

Medallion Forest Products

Metropolitan Hardwood Flooring USA

Moreland Co., USA

Moxon Timbers, Inc.

Newman Lumber Company

Gulfport, Mississippi

Winchester, Virginia

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Kent, Washington

Portland, Oregon

White Marsh, Maryland

Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

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626-788-9177 Fax: 626-458-8198

www.lumberbest.com henrycyee@gmail.com

Chicago, Illinois

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Toano, Virginia

Hardboard

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Alhambra, California

OSB

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www.libertywoods.com info@libertywoods.com

Carlsbad, California

MDF

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Liberty Woods International, Inc.

Kember Hardwood Flooring, Inc.

www.kemberfloors.com Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)  jen@kemberfloors.com

Shelbyville, Kentucky 289-804-0032 Fax: 804-0777

713-644-19 66 Fax: 713-644-7223

www.hollandsw.com info@hollandsw.com

Holland Southwest International

Beaverton, Oregon

Particleboard

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604-856-1111 Fax: 604-856-8889

Center, Texas

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Houston, Texas

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Hardwoods Specialty Products

Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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www.globalplywoodandlumber.com 858-486-8700 kpeabody@globalplywoodandlumber.com Fax: 858-486-8702

Poway, California

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Anaheim, California

Ganahl Lumber

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www.floridateak.com info@floridateak.com

West Palm Beach, Florida

Florida Teak

Smyrna, Georgia

Los Angeles, California

Mercer Island, Washington

877-675-0002 Fax: 770-421-3716

Hardwood

www.flooranddecor.com CustomerCare@flooranddecor.com

Softwood

Floor & Decor

DECKING

310-822-7771 Fax: 310-822-2920

FLOORING

www.feaco.com info@feaco.com

MOULDINGS

Far East American, Inc.

DOORS/WINDOWS

206-258-3007 Fax: 206-686-5008

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

www.eghardwoods.com info@eghardwoods.com

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

Evergreen Hardwoods Inc.

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

PHONE/FAX

Hardwood

VENEERS

Hardwood

LUMBER

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

www.thepenrodcompany.com penrod@thepenrodcompany.com

The Penrod Company

9 08-687-789 0 Fax: 908-687-5750

www.pdusa.com plywood@pdusa.com

Plywood & Door Mfrs. Corp.

Softwood

Hardwood

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gary@primewood.us 443-248-0610 Fax: 410-643-4545 973-584-7554 Fax: (973) 584-3875 978-263-0055 Fax: 978-263-9806 574-848-7631 Fax: 574-848-5679 631-586-7700 Fax: 631-586-7009 504-895-6377 Fax: 504-897-0820 702-565-7756 Fax: 702-565-3264 305-868-3663 Fax: 305-868-5447 801-972-3377 Fax: 801 972 3397 972-225-4283 Fax: 972-228-5987

www.qualitywoodsltd.com tommiele@qualitywoodsltd.com www.rexlumber.com salesinfo@rexlumber.com www.robertweedplywood.com websitemail@robertwoodplywood.com www.getwood.com scottree@aol.com www.roblumco.com rlcnola@roblumco.com john@rplinternational.com wwww.sabrainternational.com brette@sabrainternational.com www.sierrafp.com sales@ucsforestgroup.com www.sitco.com sales@sitco.com

Robert Weed Plywood Corp.

Roberts Plywood

Robinson Lumber Company, Inc.

RPL International

Sierra Forest Products

Sitco Lumber Company

Desoto, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Miami Beach, Florida

Sabra International

Henderson, Nevada

New Orleans, Louisiana

Deer Park, New York

Bristol, Indiana

Acton, Massachusetts

Rex Lumber Company

Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

Quality Woods Ltd

Stevensville, Maryland

PRS Guitars Ltd.

www.prsguitars.com pplatts@prsguitars.com

Vero Beach, Florida

Prime Wood Inc.

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www.poppforest.com steve@poppforest.com

Popp Forest Products

Lake Oswego, Oregon

usa@pollmeier.com

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Pollmeier Inc. Value Added German Beech www.pollmeier.com

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

865-243-4604

Jenny@plantationreclaimed.com www.plantationreclaimed.com

Plantation Reclaimed Inc.

Union, New Jersey

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www.pittsburghforest.com troyhalo@pittsburghforest.com

Knoxville, Tennessee

OSB

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McMurray, Pennsylvania

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Greensboro, North Carolina

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Alpharetta, Georgia

PG Wood Imports

Mobile, Alabama

OHC, Inc.

Elizabethtown, North Carolina

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DECKING

www.pgwoodimports.com dhuryn@pgwoodimports.com

FLOORING

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

MOULDINGS

www.overseashardwoods.com sales@overseashardwoods.com

DOORS/WINDOWS

910-862-4447 Fax: 910-862-7753

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

www.turnbulllumber.com pemjenkins@turnbulllumber.com

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

Oceania Hardwoods, LLC

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

910-283-9960 Fax: 910-283-9964

Hardwood

www.northwesthardwoods.com lshibley@northwesthardwoods.com

Softwood

Northwest Hardwoods

Currie, North Carolina

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757-49 1-0468 Fax: 757-491-0723 941-756-0600 Fax: 941-756-0406 215-624-1866 Fax: 215-338-1060 888-932-9663 503-471-5756 Fax: 503-467-7808 212-595-1371 Fax: 212-202-3542 336-230-2220 Fax: 336-230-2207 44 (0) 20-7460-7788 Fax: 44 (0) 20-7460-7799 503-226-6661 Fax: 503-273-2653 905-814-8000 Fax: 905-814-8788 856-693-7571 Fax: 630-231-0454

604-522-3334 Fax: 604-522-3006 252-223-6359 Fax: 252-223-3511 336-288-2027

www.taracapacific.com woztaraca@yahoo.com www.teakdecking.com wood@teakdecking.com www.thomahog.com info@thomahog.com www.ironwoods.com brian@ironwoods.com www.totemsteel.com lbrittner@totemsteel.com www.tradeleaf.com info@tradeleaf.com www.tradelink-group.com usa@tradelink-group.com www.tradelink-group.com uk@tradelink-group.com inquiries@tumac.com www.tumac.com www.ucsforestgroup.com ucsglobal@ucsforestgroup.com www.ucsglobal.com sales_ucsglobal@ucsglobal.com www.ucsforestgroup.com sales_vancouver@ucfp.com www.veneertech.com jvarner@veneertech.com cmengel@live.com

Teakdecking Systems

Thompson Mahogany Company

Timber Holdings USA

Totem Forest Products

TradeLeaf LLC

Tradelink Wood Products Inc.

Tradelink Wood Products Ltd.

Tumac Lumber Company

UCS Forest Group

Veneer Technologies, Inc.

VM International LLC

Particleboard MDF

OSB

Hardboard

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

561-840-0500 Fax: 561-840-9945

worldpanel@gmail.com www.worldpanel.com

World Panel Products Inc.

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To search for more specific species, products or services, visit www.iwpawood.org

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www.woodbrokerage.com connelly@woodbrokerage.com

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Wood Brokerage International

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

www.westonpremiumwoods.com info@westonpremiumwoods.com

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(516) 487-3510

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Riviera Beach, Florida

Other

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828-322-9663 Fax: 828-322-2369

Lake Oswego, Oregon

MANUFACTURER

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V O T I N G

Brampton, Ontario (Canada)

IMPORTER

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info@westpennhardwoods.com www.westpennhardwoods.com

Conover, North Carolina

EXPORTER

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West Penn Hardwoods, Inc.

Great Neck, New York

Wego Flooring

Greensboro, North Carolina

Newport, North Carolina

Burnaby, British Columbia (Canada)

Upper Canada Forest Products

West Chicago, Illinois

UCS Global

Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Portland, Oregon

London (United Kingdom)

Greensboro, North Carolina

New York, New York

Portland, Oregon

Bedford, New Hampshire

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sarasota, Florida

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Taraca Pacific, Inc.

www.wegoflooring.com jsalvador@wegofloors.com

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

AGENT/SALES REP

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WHOLESALERS

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www.taracapacific.com taraca@taracapacific.com

San Francisco, California

Burbank, California

Tiverton, Rhode Island

El Paso, Texas

Taraca Pacific, Inc.

Hardwood

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

Softwood

www.swanerhardwood.com gary@swanerhardwood.com

DECKING

Swaner Hardwood Company

FLOORING

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

MOULDINGS

www.stangelohardwoods.com steve@stangelohardwoods.com

DOORS/WINDOWS

St. Angelo Hardwoods, Inc.

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

9 15-771-6500 Fax: 915-771-6552

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

www.solbuilding.com info@solbuilding.com

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

Sol Building Materials Corp.

Hardwood

PHONE/FAX

PLYWOOD

Hardwood

LUMBER

Softwood

WEB SITE/EMAIL

JAT O B A

COMPANY NAME

North American Importers, Users, Distributors Softwood

PRODUCTS

I W P A M E M B E R S

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WEB SITE/EMAIL

Hardwood

DECKING

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

DOORS/WINDOWS

MOULDINGS

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Hardwood

MANUFACTURER

OSB

Hardboard

Softwood

Softwood

Hardwood

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

FLOORING

Softwood

81-45-223-1110 Fax: 81-45-223-1121 919-303-8027 Fax: 919-303-8040 351-226-152600 Fax: 351-226-152699 6084-213255 Fax: 6084-213855/212084 86 572 2108111 Fax: 86 572-2118153 603-9 281-19 9 9 Fax: 603-9282-8999 41-22-300-5258 Fax: 41-22-300-5355 60-88-517030 Fax: 60-88-538620 91-755-2462351, 2461243 Fax: 91-755-2468197 44 (0) 208-651-4030 Fax: 44 (0) 208-651-0913

www.kligroups.com oppinc@aol.com www.jpleitao.pt Lvalente@jpleitao.pt www.jayatiasa.net sales@jayatiasa.net lucheng@jesonwood.net www.jesonwood.net www.mtc.com.my council@mtc.com.my thomas@mbs-trading.com www.mccorry.com info@mccorry.com www.mpveneers.com exports@mpveneers.com www.nhgtimber.co.uk sales@nhgtimber.co.uk

International Wood Products, Inc.

Jaya Tiasa Timber Products Sdn. Bhd.

Jesonwood

Malaysian Timber Council

MBS Trading

Geneva (Switzerland)

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia)

MP Veneers Pvt. Ltd.

NHG Timber Ltd.

Surrey (United Kingdom)

Bhopal, MP (India)

McCorry & Co. Limited

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Huzhou (China)

Sibu, Sarawak (Malaysia)

Moreira da Maia (Portugal)

J. Pinto Leitao

Apex, North Carolina (USA)

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

Yokohama, Minato-Mirai (Japan)

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International Tropical Timber Organization

enquiries@globeinternational.com.sg

Singapore (Singapore)

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Globe International Pte Ltd

London (England)

Torino (Italy)

Shanghai (China)

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44-208-906-9560 Fax: 44-208-906-9570

www.ghanatimber.org tiddlondon@ghanatimber.co.uk

Ghana Forestry Commission (London Office)

39 011 2273057 Fax: 39 011 2273058

gtb.srls@gmail.com

General Timber Broker Srls (GTB)

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

jianguo_lu@hotmail.com

Georgetown (South America)

Future (Timber) Trading Company Ltd.

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59 2-223-5135 Fax: 592-227-5595

development@fpdmcguy.org www.fpdmcguy.org

Forest Products Development & Marketing Council of Guyana Inc.

60-88-393255/7/8 Fax: 60-88-393169

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

Focus Lumber Berhad

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Likas, Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia)

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Brussels (Belgium)

32-2-360-3702 Fax: 32-2-360-3802

tarik@exott.com

EXOTT

San Juan, P.R. (Puerto Rico)

787-783-1919 Fax: 787-782-9235

www.castellexport.com castellexport@prtc.net

Castell Export Corporation

33-595-621 Fax: 33-424-510

marco.poot@yahoo.com

Shah Alam, Negeri Selangor (Malaysia)

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Blue Roots Sdn. Bhd.

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49-40-280-1440 Fax: +49-40-280-14427

www.BarthsHamburg.de info@barthshamburg.de

Hamburg (Germany)

F.W. Barth Co. GmbH

tullia.baldassarri@atibt.org

Nogent-sur-Marne (France)

603-7847-4716

TRADE ASSOCIATION/ ORGANIZATION

331-43 94 72 64 Fax: 331-43 94 72 09

www.apptimber.com info@apptimber.com

ATIBT (Assn Technique Int’l des Bois Tropicaux) www.atibt.com

Shah Alam, Negeri Selangor (Malaysia)

APP Timber Ltd.

OTHER PANEL PRODUCTS

M E M B E R S

62-21-571129 0 Fax: 62-21-5733017/5733015

OKOUME

Jl. Jend. Gatot Subruto, Senayan, Jakarta (Indonesia)

PHONE/FAX

PLYWOOD

MDF

BUSINESS ACTIVITY

O V E R S E A S

APKINDO-Indonesian Wood Panel Association sekretariat@apkindo.org

COMPANY NAME

Overseas Members

VENEERS

Particleboard

LUMBER

Other

PRODUCTS

EXPORTER

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www.ion-wood.com directive.timber@gmail.com lillianlau@gmail.com

Paft Timber Sdn Bhd

Perfect Trans Sdn. Bhd.

PLYWOOD

OTHER PANEL PRODUCTS

MANUFACTURER

Particleboard OSB

Hardboard MDF

Hardwood Softwood

Softwood

Hardwood

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

DOORS/WINDOWS

MOULDINGS

FLOORING

DECKING

Hardwood Softwood

216-7196-4944 commerciale@regalisinternational.com.tn Fax: 216-719 649 34

www.sta.org.my sta@sta.org.my www.pusaka.gov.my pusaka@po.jaring.my www.sgknordic.com sergei.kotov@sgknordic.com www.shinyang.com.my alvinyii@shinyang.com.my

carolinepjkt@gmail.com 062 2164701333 www.tanjungrayaplywood.com

Sarawak Timber Industry Dev. Corp. (STIDC)

SGK Nordic, SIA

Shin Yang Plywood Sdn. Bhd.

Tanjung Raya Plywood

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Vasto Legno SpA

Vicwood Development Ltd.

www.woodbois.dk info@woodbois.dk

WoodBois International

Jiaxing  Zhejiang Sheng (China)

Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd.

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia)

Zenova (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Frederiksberg (Denmark)

Larnaca (Cyprus)

www.layowood.com info@layowood.com

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INTERNATIONAL WOOD

To search for more specific species, products or services, visit www.iwpawood.org

0573 8315 1333 Fax: 0573 8315 1333

6 088-249 050 Fax: 6 088-247050

45-33-13888 Fax: 45-33-913788

357-24 821200 Fax: 357-24 821201

6231-9900 0907 Fax: 6231-9900 0908

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

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

3902-344-684 Fax: 39 02-331-4270

O V E R S E A S

www.zenova.com.my ypchen@zenova.com.my

www.wbholdings.com/cy george.krapivin@gmail.com

Woodbridge Intl. Holdings

Singapore (Singapore)

www.woodunited.com rostron@woodunited.com

Wood United Source Pte. Ltd.

Kampen (The Netherlands)

Wijma Trading

Central Hong Kong (China)

+39 0424 513815 Fax: +39 0424 383878

Milan (Italy)

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085-60459 9 Fax: 085-604555

www.timtrade.it eugenio.colao@timtrade.it

Romano d’Ezzelino, Veneto (Italy)

TimTrade

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371-29 372621 Fax:1(714)-5510050

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6082-443477 Fax: 6082-442691

Ancol Timur, Jakarta (Indonesia)

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6082-332-222 Fax: 6082-487-888 / 999

00336-65-71-01-50 Fax: 00331-5377-2508

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Miri (Malaysia)

Riga (Latvia)

Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia)

Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia)

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Sarawak Timber Association

Paris (France)

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www.rougier.fr krzesinski@rougier.fr

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0039 0415629811 Fax: 0039 0415629810

Rougier Afrique International

Gambarare di Mira (30034) Venice (Italy)

Romea Legnami S.P.A.

www.romealegnami.com info@romealegnami.com

Tunis (Tunisia)

62-21-6459747 Fax: 62-21-5270578

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Regalis International

Jakarta (Indonesia)

www.tasply.com tasply@gmail.com

PT. Tanjung Selatan Makmur Jaya

Gresik, East Java (Indonesia)

(+62) 31 397 4345 Fax: (+62) 31 3981514

www.smip.co.id hans@smip.co.id

Pt. Sumber Mas Indah Plywood - Indonesia

Papua (Indonesia)

(62) 21 6308555 ext.411/412 Fax: (62) 535 1213 5565/7314

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nazil@sjw.id

Pt. Sinar Wijaya Plywood Industries

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62-21-5306448 Fax: 62-21-5301575

Jakarta (Indonesia)

www.kligroups.com buniadi@kligroups.com

6084 317226 Fax: 6084 332590

(04) 5833220 Fax: (04) 5833223

PHONE/FAX

VENEERS

Other

LUMBER

EXPORTER

BUSINESS ACTIVITY AGENT/SALES REP

PRODUCTS

TRADE ASSOCIATION/ ORGANIZATION

PT. Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Sibu, Sarawak (Malaysia)

Penang (Malaysia)

WEB SITE/EMAIL

COMPANY NAME

Overseas Members

AFRICAN MAHAGONY

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PHONE WEBSITE

26 AHC Hardwood Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-476-5393. . . . . . www.hardwoodweb.com 25 American Hardwood Export Council. 703-435-2900. . . . . . www.ahec.org 31 American Lumber Company . . . . . . . . 888-438-7888. . . . . . www.alumber.com 29 Argo Fine Imports, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 504-828-0943. . . . . . www.argofineimports.com 4 Baillie Lumber Company . . . . . . . . . . . 716-649-2850. . . . . . www.baillie.com 50 Bozovich USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251-578-4604 . . . . . . www.bozovich.com

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

17 Coastal Cargo Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 504-587-1100. . . . . . . www.coastalcargogroup.com 47 Cormark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828-658-8455. . . . . . www.cormarkint.com 33 Del Valle, Kahman & Company, Inc. . . 714-522-3100 . . . . . . www.dvkco.com

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5 Floor & Decor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-675-0002. . . . . . www.flooranddecor.com 53 Ghana Forestry Commission. . . . . . . . 44-208-906-9560. . . www.ghanatimber.org IBC Hardwoods Specialty Products. . . . . . 916-730-1125. . . . . . . www.hardwoods-inc.com 41 IKE Trading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-777-6688. . . . . . www.iketrading.com 38 Interholco AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4141-767-0303. . . . . . www.interholco.ch 23 Interwood Forest Products. . . . . . . . . 502-633-0017. . . . . . www.ifpveneer.com 7 Liberty Woods International, Inc.. . . . 800-367-7054 . . . . . . www.libertywoods.com FIBC Lumber Liquidators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-274-2360 . . . . . . www.lumberliquidators.com 45 Malaysian Timber Council. . . . . . . . . . 603-9281-1999 . . . . . www.mtc.com.my 48 Alan McIlvain Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 610-485-6600. . . . . . www.alanmcilvain.com 16 J. Gibson McIlvain Company. . . . . . . . 410-335-9600. . . . . . www.mcilvain.com 42 McCathay Timber, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 773-227-1171. . . . . . . www.mccathaytimber.com 51 McCorry Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-80-517030. . . . . . www.mccorry.com 44 Newman Lumber Company. . . . . . . . . 228-832-1899 . . . . . . www.newmanlumber.com 21 Northwest Hardwoods. . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-688-2882. . . . . . www.northwesthardwoods.com 11 Oliver Lumber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-233-1227. . . . . . . www.oliverlumber.com

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8-9 Pollmeier Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-452-5800. . . . . . www.pollmeier.com 27 Port of New Orleans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504-528-3262. . . . . . www.portno.com 57 Port of Port Arthur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409-983-2011 . . . . . . www.portofportarthur.com 34 Rex Lumber Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-263-0055. . . . . . www.rexlumber.com 39 Roberts Plywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631-586-7700 . . . . . . www.robertsplywood.com 35 Robinson Lumber Company . . . . . . . . 504-895-6377. . . . . . www.roblumco.com 49 Sarawak Timber Association . . . . . . . 60-82-332-222 . . . . . www.sta.org.my 19 Shorepoint Insurance Services. . . . . . 714-430-0035. . . . . . www.shorepointinsurance.com 64 South Jersey Port Corporation. . . . . . 856-757-4927 . . . . . . www.southjerseyport.com 20 Swaner Hardwood Company. . . . . . . . 818-953-5350. . . . . . www.swanerhardwood.com 37 Timber Holdings USA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-932-9663. . . . . . www.ironwoods.com 51 TradeLeaf LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212-595-1371. . . . . . . www.tradeleaf.com FIFC Tradelink Wood Products Inc.. . . . . . . 336-230-2220 . . . . . . www.tradelink-group.com

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- 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

43 Wood Brokerage International . . . . . . 800-453-3554. . . . . . www.woodbrokerage.com BC: Back Cover (68) IFC: Inside Front Cover (2) FIFC: Facing Inside Front Cover (3) FIBC: Facing Inside Back Cover (66) IBC: Inside Back Cover (67) INTERNATIONAL WOOD

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