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From the Forest –  A message from

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Ten Top Globally-Sourced Species to Know – 

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Ipé met all of the structure’s rigorously specified engineering and environmental requirements for the Kellogg School of Management's new state-of-the-art education facility at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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Background on markets and possibilities for ten species of globally-sourced wood products.

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Engineered for Its Place in the World –  When designing the Kellogg School of Management’s new state-of-the-art education facility, the architects specified that the structure be engineered for its place in the world and built to withstand the area’s extreme climatic conditions.

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Setting the Tone for Success –  AHC Hardwood Group donated wood for the front lobby of the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

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elcome to the 15th edition of the International Wood Products Association’s (IWPA) award-winning International Wood Magazine & Buyers Guide. As our team assembled this year’s magazine we kept returning to one simple theme: Wood Inspires! In these pages you learn more about how this amazing material inspires innovation, craftsmanship, reverence, and creativity in beautiful, cutting-edge projects. You will also learn more about the remarkable palette of wood materials that global sourcing allows as well as business practices that industry leaders use to supply amazing wood products to their customers in a responsible way. International Wood is designed to serve as a helpful resource for readers. This year we have added a Ten Globally-Sourced Species to Know feature that designers can refer to in order to learn more about which species is best suited for their project. Readers can then turn to our Buyers Guide, which directly connects specifiers with suppliers that can help them source the most beautiful and highest performance wood products from around the world. This beautiful magazine is one of many tools that we at IWPA use to advance our mission, which 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 help the wood products industry in North America serve its customers while also supporting the economic health of communities that rely on forestry for their livelihoods around the globe. As you learn more about the value that IWPA provides, I am hopeful that you will consider joining us next spring for the 63rd World of Wood Annual Convention from April 3-5 at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. 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 also like to thank IWPA’s members, Board of Directors, and staff for everything they do for our industry and the U.S. designers, builders, and manufacturers that utilize the beautiful products our members provide. If you have any questions about globally-sourced wood products or how our association and its members can help you select the materials that can make your dream project a reality, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Sincerely,

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• African Etimoe (Copaifera spp.)

• Limba, White (Terminalia superba)

• African Pommelé and Figured Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)

• Macassar ebony (Diospyros spp.)

• Anegre (Aningeria spp.)

• Mahogany, Genuine (Swietenia macrophylla)

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

• Maccaranduba (Platymiscium spp.)

• Makore (Tieghemella heckelii) • Mango (Mangifera indica) • Maple (Acer spp.) • Massaranduba/Brazilian redwood (Manilkara spp.) • Meranti/lauan (Shorea spp.) • Merbau (Intsia spp.) • Morado (Machaerium scleroxylon)

• Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra)

• Obeche (Triplochiton scleroxylon)

• Bubinga (Guibourtia spp.)

• Padauk (Pterocarpus spp.)

• Caribbean Heart Pine (Pinus caribaea) • Cambara (Erisma uncinatum) • Cedar, Spanish (Cedrela odorata) • Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) • Cumaru (Dipteryx odorata) • Doussie (Afzelia spp.) • East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) • Ebony (Diospyros spp.) • Ekki (Lophira alata) • Elm, Carpathian (Ulmus spp.) • European White Oak (Quercus robur) • Garapa (Apuleia leiocarpa) • Greenheart (Chlorocardium rodiei) • Guajuvira, Brazilian Hickory, Guajayvi Wood (Patagonula americana) • Guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum) • Ipé (Tabebuia spp.) • Iroko (Chlorophora excelsa) • Jatoba, Brazilian Cherry (Hymenaea courbaril) • Katalox (Swartzia spp.) • Kempas (Koompassia malaccensis) • Keruing (Dipterocarpus spp.) • Khaya/African mahogany (Khaya spp.)

• Okoume (Aucoumea klaineana) • Paldao (Dracontomelon dao) • Pau ferro (Machaerium spp.) • Primavera (Cybistax donnell-smithii) • Purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.) • Red grandis (eucalyptus grandis) • Rosewood (Dalbergia spp.) • Rosewood, Honduran (Dalbergia stevensonii) • Rosewood, Madagascar (Dalbergia baroni) • Santos Rosewood/pau ferro (Machaerium spp.) • Sapele (Entandrophragma spp.) • Shedua (Guibourtia ehie) • Shibidan (Aspidosperma album) • Spruce, Sitka (Picea sitchensis) • Tatabu (Diplotropis purpurea) • 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)

REFERENCES:

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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.

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Globally-Sourced Species TO KNOW FSC-CERTIFIED CUMARU WAS SPECIFIED FOR THE SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LABORATORY IN SAN DIEGO

For those who are just beginning to dip their toes in the endless possibilities of globallysourced wood products, International Wood has compiled a list of Ten Top GloballySourced Species to Know. In addition to expanded Source Boxes for each, we have invited Andy Johnson, assistant editor of Hardwood Market Report® and HMR Import Newsletter™, to give some background on markets for each species.

Cumaru is native to South America and often referred to as Brazilian Teak. The species is used mostly in decking, though some also goes into interior flooring. Demand typically ebbs and flows alongside deck installation season. Cumaru is less expensive than most tropical decking woods. When properly kiln-dried it is suitable for a similar range of environments to Ipé. SPOTLIGHT ON: CUMARU / BRAZILIAN TEAK / TONKA SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Dipteryx odorata

Central America and northern South America

Sapwood is a yellowish-brown 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:

3,300 lbf

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(see chart on page 57)

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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Spanish Cedar is indigenous to Latin America but also grows in

SPOTLIGHT ON: JATOBA / BRAZILIAN CHERRY

plantations elsewhere, mainly Africa. African stock has become more popular over time and now ships to the U.S. in volumes comparable to those from Latin America. The species, which is listed on Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), is utilized primarily in exterior siding, moulding, windows, shutters, and doors, though it is also a preferred wood for manufacturing cigar boxes. Usage is higher in the coastal sections of the U.S. Southeast than in other areas.

SPECIES:

Cedrela odorata

Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean; often grown on plantations.

ORIGIN:

Heartwood is relatively uniform light pinkish to reddish brown. Grain is straight to shallowly interlocked, with a medium texture and luster. Spanish cedar is easy to work with hand and machine tools with good nailing and gluing properties. It stains and finishes well but gums and oils can be an issue in polishing.

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

600 lbf

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Hymenaea Courbaril

Caribbean, Central and South America

Sapwood can be wide and is either white or pink and sometimes gray. Heartwood varies from salmon red to orange brown which darkens to a red brown when exposed to sun. Medium to coarse texture with moderately interlocked grain. Jatoba glues, stains, turns, and finishes well.

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 57)

2,690 lb

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Jatoba is prized for its pleasing color, beauty and durability. A high density wood that is one of the hardest wood species, durable even in exterior uses.

COMMENTS:

SPOTLIGHT ON: SPANISH CEDAR SPECIES:

ORIGIN:

(see chart on page 57)

Spanish cedar is durable with a high decay resistance and has excellent weathering characteristics. The durability and stability make it desirable for exterior mouldings and millwork, windows, and doors. This wood is now heavily grown on plantations to maintain a sustainable supply of Spanish cedar.

COMMENTS:

Jatoba, or Brazilian Cherry, derives mostly from Brazil and is among the most shock-resistant woods in the world. The species once had a sizeable niche in the North American residential flooring and stair sectors, but the trend away from red appearances curbed usage in recent years. CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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The West African species African Mahogany (also known as Khaya) and Sapele gained traction in North American markets in the mid-2000s, as Genuine Mahogany supply contracted and prices escalated after its CITES listing. End uses for African Mahogany include architectural millwork, furniture, and exterior doors, windows, and millwork. North America is its dominant market, with demand limited elsewhere. In contrast, Sapele enjoys broad international popularity, including in China and Europe. It goes into a wide variety of applications, such as interior and exterior doors, millwork, windows, and flooring. Sapele was the second-most imported tropical wood to the U.S. in 2017, with African Mahogany fourth. However, imports have fallen sharply in 2018 despite decent demand. Robust Chinese purchasing has strained Sapele supplies, and chronic port congestion is disrupting shipments of both species from West Africa.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: AFRICAN MAHOGANY / KHAYA SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Khaya ivorensis

West Africa

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

Sapwood is creamy white or yellowish color. When freshly sawn the heartwood is a light pinkish-brown color that deepens to a reddish-brown and sometimes has a purple hue. The interlocked grain produces a striped ribbon like figure on quarter sawn surfaces. It works well and has a medium texture. It has good gluing and finishing properties and holds nails and screws well. It can be stained or polished to an excellent finish. 1,070 lbf (see chart on page 57)

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

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Good quality African Mahogany can be a woodworker’s best friend – with beautiful figuring and lustrous coloring. It often has a shimmering figure. When quarter sawn the interlocking grain produces a beautiful ribbon figure.

COMMENTS:

SPOTLIGHT ON: SAPELE SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Entandrophragma cylindricum

West Africa

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:

1,510 lbf (see chart on page 57)

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

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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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Keruing comprised more than 40% of

SPOTLIGHT ON: KERUING / APITONG

all tropical hardwood lumber shipped from Asia to the U.S. in the first half of 2018. This species, also known as Apitong, is indigenous to Southeast Asia, with the heaviest concentrations in Malaysia and Indonesia. Keruing’s unique combination of durability and flexibility make it highly suitable for truck trailer flooring. Some also goes into decking and heavy construction.

SPECIES:

European Beech is the leading

SPOTLIGHT ON: EUROPEAN BEECH

temperate hardwood species imported to the U.S., including a record 30.4 million board feet in 2017. It is most widely utilized in cabinets, though not to the exclusion of furniture, millwork, and other interior furnishings. It is popular in both clear and rustic applications. Regionally, usage is higher from the Rocky Mountains westward than in the East, with consumption in the Midwest somewhere in between.

SPECIES:

CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

ORIGIN:

Dipterocarpus spp.

Southeast Asia

Heartwood is pinkish-brown to reddish-brown. with a medium to coarse texture. The grain is slightly interlocked and sometimes wavy, with a medium to coarse texture and moderate natural luster. It is easy to work with but resin build up is expected on tools when working with this wood.

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

1,390 lbf

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(see chart on page 57)

Keruing first made its debut in U.S. markets for tractor trailer decking purposes and is still commonly used in this application. The wood is strong and classified as durable and has since become a desired exterior use wood. Keruing’s high density means that it will retain less moisture and has very low moisture content.

COMMENTS:

ORIGIN:

Fagus sylvatica

Central and Western Europe / United Kingdom

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:

1,450 lbf

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(see chart on page 57)

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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SPOTLIGHT ON: IPÉ SPECIES: Handroanthus spp. (formerly placed in the Tabebuia genus).

Central and South America; also farmed commercially.

ORIGIN:

Heartwood typically olive-brown, with variations in color from a reddish-brown to a dark blackish brown. Sapwood is yellowish-white and easily distinguished. Grain varies from straight to irregular and sometimes interlocked. Ipé is a difficult wood to work with high cutting resistance during sawing and machining. It planes smoothly with tearout in interlocked areas. Can be difficult to glue properly and surface preparation prior to gluing is recommended. All of the same qualities that make Ipé a challenging wood to work with make it so desired – it is extremely hard and dense with high durability and shock resistance.

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 57)

3,510 lbf

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Ipé is a wood of extremes – extremely dense and durable but as a result difficult to work. Its incredible hardness and strength make it well suited to exterior decking and siding. If left unfinished, graying of the wood will occur, but can last over 20 years outside without preservatives or additional treatments.

COMMENTS:

Ipé grows in South America, primarily Brazil, and is a leading decking wood. Other end uses include exterior siding and interior flooring and stairs. Ipé business tends to peak just before and during outdoor construction season, though its niche in flooring and stair markets results in meaningful year-round business. Its limited growing range and expanding popularity in decking sometimes strain supplies. However, U.S. imports of Ipé lumber reached a 10-year high during the first half of 2018.

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Genuine Mahogany is native to Latin America and is also produced in plantations in Fiji and Southeast Asia. It is utilized in architectural millwork, interior trim and paneling, cabinets, doors, certain exterior applications, windows, and musical instruments. It was the tropical hardwood most imported to the U.S. in the 1990s and early 2000s. However, imports tumbled following the 2003 listing of neotropical populations (roughly Central and South America) of this species on Appendix II of CITES. U.S. imports of Genuine Mahogany totaled just 4.1 million board feet in 2017, down 93% from the 1995 peak. It is now used almost exclusively in high-end projects where cost is a secondary consideration. SPOTLIGHT ON: GENUINE MAHOGANY / HONDURAN MAHOGANY SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Swietenia macrophylla

Southern Mexico to central South America, also commonly grown on plantations.

Heartwood can vary from pale pinkish brown to a deep rich dark red-brown. The color will darken with time. Grain can be straight, interlocked, irregular, or wavy. Wood has a high luster, with a fine to coarse texture. Genuine Mahogany is easy to work with both hand and machine tools. It glues, finishes and stains well and can be finished to a high natural polish.

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

900 lbf

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(see chart on page 57)

COMMENTS: This wood is highly desired for applications where wood stability and workability are important. Figured wood is common. In addition to Mahogany’s rich colors, the wood also gains appeal because of the optical illusion, chatoyancy – where the wood seems to change color in the light.

SPOTLIGHT ON: TEAK SPECIES:

Tectona grandis

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

ORIGIN:

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

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. 1,070 lbf (see chart on page 57)

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

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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:

Teak is indigenous to Southeast Asia though is also grown in some plantations in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The highest grades of Teak are among the most expensive exotic woods because of its unique outdoor performance characteristics. As such, it is used predominantly in very high-end exterior applications, including boatbuilding, decking, and fine outdoor furniture. Usage for millwork and windows has increased in recent years. Restrictions and new taxes on Teak exports from Myanmar have impacted international trade the last several years. However, plantation-grown Teak from around the world remains abundant. IW

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Trent Preszler was inspired to build a canoe after watching the series finale of “Parks and Recreation,” in which Ron Swanson, played by Nick Offerman, paddled off into the horizon in a wooden canoe.

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reszler began building his first canoe in 2014 and spent 14 months on the project, documenting the entire process on Instagram. He credits the woodworking community on Instagram as a key source of inspiration and encouragement while he was honing his woodworking skills. Made by private commission only, each of Preszler’s canoes is a unique and completely functional work of art, sturdy enough to take out on the water and worthy of being considered a precious heirloom. Preszler painstakingly molds each custom vessel from hundreds of hand-cut wooden strips, an exacting process that can take up to a year. Luxury bronze fittings and hemp and leather-wrapped seats are among his canoes’ signature components. When it comes to the design of the canoe and the specification of components, Preszler is influenced by aesthetics as well as the character of each wood species. He is partial to highly figured woods, such as Movingui with its lustrous rippled grain and satin sheen. Dramatically striped Zebrawood is another favorite. He describes Macassar Ebony, as “beautiful, but challenging to work with. It tends to crumble, and the dust gave me a skin rash.” Western Red Cedar is Preszler’s go-to timber for canoe hulls. “It’s flexible, easy to work, and I can source it in the dimensions I need.” Roberts Plywood, located in Deer Park, N.Y., is one of Preszler’s principal lumber suppliers. “Trent usually comes in with an idea of what he wants, but sometimes he just sees something that blows his mind, maybe a piece of Macassar Ebony,” said Vice President Robin

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Roberts. “I love it when I get to take a consultative approach and be a part of his creative process.” The first canoe Preszler built features a hull of aromatic Eastern Red Cedar, which gives it a vivid red profile punctuated with knots and white streaks. The vessel’s accent strips are Black Walnut, while the breasthook and deck are Mexican Ziricote. The oars are Ash, with the tips faced in bronze. Another canoe, still under construction, has an understructure of Western Red Cedar encased in a thin veneer of sliced cross-sections of Siberian Larch logs. When complete, it will look as though it is carved from logs and evoke the spirit of Native American dugout canoes. Yet another work in progress is being crafted from successively darker shades of wood leading from the sheerline to the keel and giving the effect that the vessel is gradually rising from the water. Preszler is using six different types of timber to create this transitional effect, including Basswood (Linden), Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Western Red Cedar, Peruvian Walnut, Black Walnut, and Mexican Ziricote. One of Preszler’s most artistically ambitious efforts is a canoe that, when completed, will appear to have been made from bricks. It’s being constructed of Western Red Cedar and Walnut, with strips of white Basswood as the “mortar” separating the dark wooden bricks. Finally, Preszler’s stunning “feather” canoe features an intricate tapestry of Zebrawood strips in a basket-weave pattern resembling CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

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the feathers of a bird. “Whale tail” cutouts at each end made from Black Walnut will complement the effect. Preszler plans to hand-carve the top railings of this canoe to resemble thick braided marine ropes, add touches of bronze trim, and incorporate seats made from Argentinian leather. So, who buys a $100,000 custom-made canoe? Preszler’s clients are primarily art collectors, boat collectors and nautical enthusiasts. “It’s a niche market,” he says, “but there is out there a deep desire for the authentic, the unique, the enduring. For certain buyers, these canoes are emblems of self-sufficiency, exploration, solitude, and freedom itself.” IW By day, Trent Preszler is CEO of Bedell Cellars, a winery in Cutchogue, New York, on Long Island. He has an M.S. in agricultural economics and a Ph.D. in horticulture, both from Cornell University. In his free time, he can usually be found at his woodshop in the nearby hamlet of Mattituck.

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he Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois overlooks Lake Michigan. Situated just north of the Windy City of Chicago, the campus is tranquil in the summer when cool breezes waft in from the lake. At times, however, the weather can be ferocious – icy, blustery, wet and turbulent.

That’s why, when designing the school’s new state-of-the-art education facility, the architects specified that the structure be engineered for its place in the world and built to withstand the area’s extreme climatic conditions. The five-story, 415,000-square-foot Kellogg Global Hub, which opened in 2017, is a spatially complex building consisting of four wings that pinwheel around stacked atriums. Curving walls and canopies, inspired by the lake’s waves, reflect the shoreline contours and the nearby rippling lagoon. Translucent vertical fins add to the building’s sense of place and its fluidity, while reddish-brown Ipé soffits lend warmth to its cool bluegreen façade. The wood’s warm natural tones complement the glass

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and metal building envelope, and Ipé met all of the structure’s rigorously specified engineering and environmental requirements. Ipé’s technical properties are legendary; it is strong, hard, dense and durable, while being resistant to fire, insects and rot. Yet these same characteristics can make the species challenging to work with and often costly to install. The Kellogg Global Hub design team’s solution was to use an innovative system to attach the wood soffit, known as the Vanish Rain Screen and Soffit System from Iron Woods. Engineered to meet national wind loading standards, the system employs a drained and back-ventilated approach that allows for the free movement of air and moisture through the cladding and does not attempt to minimize the effects of wind by means of pressure equalization. Instead, the cavity behind the cladding is drained, and positive back-ventilation promotes rapid evaporation of any rainwater deposited on the inner leaf or vapor barrier. Back-ventilated cladding and soffit systems improve the service life of building envelopes in environments that experience extreme wind, rain and UV conditions, and wood’s low thermal conductivity helps improve the building envelope’s overall energy performance.

THE WOOD’S WARM NATURAL TONES COMPLEMENT THE GLASS AND METAL BUILDING ENVELOPE, AND IPÉ MET ALL OF THE STRUCTURE’S RIGOROUSLY SPECIFIED ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: IPÉ SPECIES: Handroanthus spp. (formerly placed in the Tabebuia genus).

Central and South America; also farmed commercially.

ORIGIN:

Used heavily in outdoor applications, including decking, doors, windows, boat docks, boardwalks and furniture. Also used in fine furniture, flooring, turnings, and decorative veneers.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

Heartwood typically olive-brown, with variations in color from a reddish-brown to a dark blackish brown. Sapwood is yellowish-white and easily distinguished. Grain varies from straight to irregular and sometimes interlocked. Ipé is a difficult wood to work with high cutting resistance during sawing and machining. It planes smoothly with tearout in interlocked areas. Can be difficult to glue properly and surface preparation prior to gluing is recommended. All of the same qualities that make ipé a challenging wood to work with make it so desired – it is extremely hard and dense with high durability and shock resistance. 3,510 lbf (see chart on page 57)

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COMMENTS: Ipé is a wood of extremes – extremely dense and durable but as a result difficult to work. Its incredible hardness and strength make it well suited to exterior decking and siding. If left unfinished, graying of the wood will occur, but can last over 20 years outside without preservatives or additional treatments.

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THE FIVE-STORY, 415,000-SQUARE-FOOT KELLOGG GLOBAL HUB, WHICH OPENED IN 2017, IS A SPATIALLY COMPLEX BUILDING CONSISTING OF FOUR WINGS THAT PINWHEEL AROUND STACKED ATRIUMS.


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What’s more, the proprietary clip system eliminates the need to predrill cladding, reducing installation costs, removing potential points of water penetration, and eliminating the stress that penetrating fasteners can cause on wood fibers during climatic fluctuations, while also protecting the integrity and clean aesthetic of the wood soffit. “The Vanish Rain Screen cladding profile, material offerings and unique clip system represents a significant improvement in the technology for rain screen and soffit applications,” said Brian Lotz, product/project specialist with Timber Holdings USA. “It’s a winwin solution that both reduces the cost of installing species such as Ipé and Garapa and increases the life cycle benefits of tropical hardwoods.” IW The installing contractor for the Kellogg Global Hub Iron Woods Rain Screen and Soffit System project was Randy Brill of The LEVY Company, Inc., headquartered in Northbrook, IL.

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aniel Antes and Eileen Bradley have never met face-to-face, yet together they produce exquisite works of visual art, intricate wood medallions that find application as table tops, wall art or custom inlayed wood floors. Each piece features many hundreds of precisely cut and routered fragments of wood carefully nested together in an elaborate pattern. Antes, co-founder of Distinctive Hardwood Floors located in Nashville, Indiana, and Bradley of Sacred Circle Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, met online a decade ago. “When I first saw her mandalas, I said to myself, ‘I want to be able to make that in wood,’” Antes said. Thus began their collaboration of turning Bradley’s mandala designs into wood medallions. Bradley’s artwork embodies the notion that we are interconnected with all things; we are simultaneously one and the whole. Mandalas – geometric symbols that originated with Hinduism and Buddhism – are symbolic of this concept. Armed with only a compass, trammel and ruler, she creates mandala designs by hand, utilizing geometry, symmetry, repetitive designs, and symbolism. “The purpose of these sacred circles is to quiet the mind and open the heart,” she says. “Through my art, it is my intention to help people find their way to their core, their heart, their truth.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 28

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Antes, a master woodworker, has been practicing old world craftsmanship for two decades. It took him a number of years to perfect his skills and to acquire the equipment necessary to turn Bradley’s designs into stunning works of wood art while honoring the integrity of the original designs. Antes and Bradley spend many hours selecting woods for the medallions. They sometimes use acrylic impregnated curly Maple for blues, greens and pastels, but mostly rely on natural colored woods, up to fifteen different species for each art piece. They seek out highly figured woods and pieces that are uncharacteristic of the species, evincing compression curls, ripples, or unusual genetic alterations. Rare woods, such as curly White Oak or curly Walnut, are particularly desirable, as are certain pecky woods which have distinctive small pockets or burrows. The Unbroken medallion features shards of spalted Beech that display unusual patterns of black lines caused by mold that had settled into the wood grain. Another favorite is Hawaiian Koa, which, when coated with sealant, gives off an iridescent glow almost as though it is lit from within.

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Among their favored exotic species are quarter-sawn Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum) which has a fine straight grain and a pleasant cinnamon aroma; Wenge (Millettia laurentii), a dark ebony-like wood from Africa; South American Jatoba (also known as Brazilian Cherry or Hymenaea courbaril); Ceylon Satinwood (also known as Buruta or Chloroxylon swietenia); and Lacewood (Panopsis spp.) sourced from Australia or South America. The craft calls for extremely fine cuts and delicate techniques such as nesting, onion-skinning, and painstaking manual assembly. It is meticulous, time-consuming work. “Our collaboration with Eileen has inspired us to push the boundaries of what’s possible with wood and the art of woodworking, said Antes. “The synergy of her vision with our tools and techniques has taken us to a higher level.” Over time, Antes’ medallions have become progressively more complex. Thrive, an early piece, was comprised of 780 pieces. Unbroken contains about 1220 pieces, and Unity, when finished, will have more than 3000 separate pieces of wood and represent about 600 man-hours of work. “I find that when working on the mandalas, the sacred geometry speaks to me and transports me in a way that I’m no longer thinking but simply doing. It becomes almost a spiritual endeavor.” IW THE MEANING OF MANDALAS

The word “mandala” itself means “circle” and, often, that’s what a mandala looks like. A circle. Circles have a very evocative meaning in Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions. Mandalas arose in Indian and Himalayan religious traditions as artistic ways of representing the spiritual universe. The ancient Hindu scriptures think of time as circular, having a creation period, a period of flourishing existence, and a destruction that leads to another inevitable creation. Modern mandalas we can see in coloring books or contemporary artwork are used as means to reduce stress, connect deeply with oneself and appreciate forms of beauty in the world. INTERNATIONAL WOOD

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“This was a fascinating project to be a part of and we are honored to play a role in the restoration of such an important landmark in life sciences and architecture. But really, the wood is the star here and the superior character of Teak will mean that the Institute will be just as beautiful in another 50 years.� CAROLINE MCILVAIN

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esigned by renowned architect Louis Kahn in 1965, the Salk Institute in San Diego, California, is an iconic architectural masterpiece. Kahn’s creation of concrete with Teak window walls is visually striking, but in recent years that vision has been blemished by the fungi staining and highly weathered appearance of the Teak. To bring the facility to its former glory, the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) partnered with wood products supplier J. Gibson McIlvain Company to improve the appearance of the Teak wood. The foremost issue was replacing the wood that could not be salvaged in a way that as closely as possible matched the original material. The initial consultation affirmed the team’s belief in Teak as a superior wood for exterior use, even in the harsh environment of Salk’s gorgeous ocean front locale. This project was first and foremost a restoration initiative with an eye to reusing as much of the Teak as possible. The General Contractor, Rudolph and Sletten, was able to salvage two-thirds of the original material which was restored to a like-new appearance. 1960s exterior finishing technology wasn’t close to what is

possible today, and the marine varnish essentially trapped moisture allowing fungus to grow and stain the wood. Add to this the lack of flashing and other weather shedding construction methods and over more than five decades moisture wreaked havoc. Because of this, some of the Teak began to rot. The fact that two-thirds of the material was salvageable is a testament to the durability of Teak as an exterior species. Needing to replace the remaining one-third of the Teak was another matter entirely, because finding Teak that matches the appearance of the original material from the 1960s was not trivial. Initially, the specifications for the 30,000 board feet of Teak needed for a “like for like” replacement was daunting. All old growth material with a specific number of growth rings per inch, 100% quarter sawn boards and a variety of nonstandard sizes. J. Gibson McIlvain was concerned about whether this was even possible to achieve in such a large volume especially due to the fact that a log embargo and limits on export out of Myanmar had just been levied. J. Gibson McIlvain staff visited the job site and began CONTINUED ON PAGE 32

KAHN'S CREATION OF CONCRETE WITH TEAK WINDOW WALLS IS VISUALLY STRIKING, BUT IN RECENT YEARS THAT VISION HAS BEEN BLEMISHED BY THE FUNGI STAINING AND HIGHLY WEATHERED APPEARANCE OF THE TEAK. TO BRING THE FACILITY TO ITS FORMER GLORY, THE GETTY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE (GCI) PARTNERED WITH WOOD PRODUCTS SUPPLIER J. GIBSON MCILVAIN COMPANY TO IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF THE TEAK WOOD. INTERNATIONAL WOOD

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SPOTLIGHT ON: 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:

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE: 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. JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 57)

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:

to inspect the material that had been salvaged and the material to be replaced in order to get a better feel for what the “like for like” specification actually meant. These site visits were extremely helpful as the team was able to discern that not all of the material was quartered and certain construction techniques could be altered to significantly reduce the amount of lumber actually needed to complete the job. Armed with new specifications and a much better idea of the total scope of the project, J. Gibson McIlvain Company invited the GCI representatives to visit their yard and were able to share with them information about the wood’s sourcing and demonstrate the legality and sustainability of the material. J. Gibson McIlvain staff then spent time reviewing inventory and providing options for getting the required “like for like” match. “We partnered with their staff wood scientist and their restoration staff to discuss the specific characteristics of Teak and how its beauty could be maintained and finished for decades to come,” said J. Gibson McIlvain Company president Caroline McIlvain. Finally, the team began the process of hand selecting more than 30,000 board feet of material and delivering it to the San Diego site. “This was a fascinating project to be a part of and we are honored to play a role in the restoration of such an important landmark in life sciences and architecture,” said McIlvain. “But really, the wood is the star here and the superior character of Teak will mean that the Institute will be just as beautiful in another 50 years.” IW

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imber is both bold and beautiful. Embellish it and it gives you a rustic charm that speaks volumes of its character. Nothing beats the look and feel of something as natural as timber. A timeless beauty, timber has been changing design landscapes for millennia and products such as mouldings and builders’ joinery and carpentry (BJC) are add-ons which provide a luxurious visual feast. Malaysia has been a major producer and exporter of mouldings and BJC products like wooden cornices, wainscoting, dado rails, doors and frames, windows and frames, flooring, decking, picture frames, and laminated beams. Skillfully finished, these Malaysian products made from the finest of timbers, which are sourced sustainably, offer reliability and style. This is the reason Malaysian wood mouldings and BJC products are sought-after by those in the construction industry for hotels, resorts, theme parks, temples, houses and office buildings as well as for the production of furniture, doors, windows, and for outdoor and marine applications such as ships and boats. Malaysian manufacturers are also held in high regard, thanks to their versatility in customizing designs with various timbers such as Meranti, Gerutu, Kempas, Balau, Merbau, Bintangor, Merpauh, and Rubberwood as well as meeting shipment requirements. Buyers can be assured that the mouldings and BJC products they import from Malaysia are backed by years of research and development, strict regulations, and strong support from established government institutions like the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, the Malaysian Forestry Department, the Malaysian Timber Industry Board, and the Malaysian Timber Council.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: MERANTI SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Shorea spp.

Southeast Asia

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

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

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.

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

(see chart on page 57)

1,600 lbf

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

COMMENTS:

TIMBER MOULDINGS – A GOOD FIT

When every detail counts, precisely crafted timber mouldings will beautifully transform any interior setting. For centuries, quality timber mouldings have enhanced the appearance of homes and even office buildings around the world. Decorative mouldings such as architraves, wainscoting, cornices, dado rails, base boards, aprons, dowels, jambs, louvers, wall claddings, and skirtings are the premier choice of architects, interior designers, and discerning artisans. The timber mouldings are machined to specifications using the latest technology to ensure superior finishing and quality. Some manufacturers provide additional services such as veneer-wrapping and lamination, while others have experienced craftsmen who provide an added touch to these products. Malaysian mouldings made from timbers such as Bintangor, Jelutong, Keruing, Meranti, Sepetir, Merbau, Nyatoh, and Rubberwood are exported mainly to Japan, Australia, the United States, and Europe.

TIMBER DOORS – FOR A GRAND ENTRANCE

A breathtaking design for a door can become a conversation piece. Timber doors have been the preferred choice of the discerning and many contemporary designs have showcased its primary qualities such as its sturdiness, beauty, and warmth. Malaysian timber doors, which are sought-after globally, are available in a variety of species, designs, sizes, and specifications. Using state-of-the-art technology, Malaysian manufacturers are well-placed to serve customers globally, whether they are small orders of custom-made doors or large orders of standard products. Beautifully glazed, paneled, solid or engineered timber doors, all these and more are on the manufacturers’ list. Dark Red Meranti, Nyatoh, Kembang Semangkok, Balau, Merpauh, and Merbau are among the timbers used while some doors are also overlaid with popular foreign species like Oak, Walnut, Cherry, and Makore as well as reconstituted veneer. CONTINUED ON PAGE 36

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 grey-brown. 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 57)

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

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HARDWOOD FLOORING – FOR A FIRM FOOTING

Hardwood flooring is a perfect marriage between practicality and beauty. Traditional timber flooring is built to endure years of wear and tear. It is also remarkably easy to install and maintain a wooden floor. Malaysian timbers are widely used to construct floors which are commonly found in homes, offices, showrooms, indoor sports arena, and restaurants. Wood’s excellent thermal insulating property makes it an ideal flooring material and it is also hypo-allergenic which provides a healthier living environment. Species such as Kempas, Merbau, Rubberwood, Kekatong, and Keranji as timber flooring material can provide both a rugged and burnished look. Malaysian hardwood flooring is exported to the Europe, the United States, Australia, and Japan. Buyers may choose between conventional solid strip as well as parquet or engineered flooring. Enjoy the long-lasting beauty, warmth, and endurance that come with timber flooring made by reputed Malaysian manufacturers. CONTINUED ON PAGE 36


   

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Malaysian timbers, exported to more than 160 countries, have continued to be favoured and featured in building applications in various parts of the world. The remarkable performance characteristics of many Malaysian timbers have allowed architects and designers to feature timber in extraordinarily imaginative ways and time-transcending designs that match beauty with functionality. To learn more about Malaysian timbers and timber products, please visit www.mtc.com.my

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HARDWOOD DECKING – A CLASSY CHOICE

If you are out to mimic a luxurious appearance, opt for a timber deck. Few materials can match the beauty and practicality of timber decks which also provide a quick facelift and are easy to install unlike concrete, brick, stone, ceramic tiles, or metal, which require elaborate, time-consuming foundation work. Timber also effortlessly complements all surroundings. Its flexibility gives landscape artists the freedom to incorporate enhancements such as handrails, balustrades, pergolas, screens, and gazebos. Malaysian timbers such as Balau, Belian, Giam, Chengal, Merbau, and Dark Red Meranti are particularly sought after for decking because of their durability and distinctive grains. Timber decks from Malaysia have upped the luxury quotient of many world class resorts throughout the globe including those in Maldives, Seychelles, and Mauritius. Though timber decks are long-lasting and require minimal maintenance, it is crucial to pay close attention to its design, specifications, and proper construction or installation. While it is important to select naturally durable wood or wood that has been pressure-treated with preservatives for long-term durability, it is equally important to apply good detailing and construction practices. To improve slip resistance, the use of textured or grooved boards are also recommended.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: MERBAU 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 57)

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.

COMMENTS:

Mc Cathay Timber… Imported and Domestic Hardwood and Softwood Veneer/Plywood/Platforms Birch Flooring Platforms 6, 9, 12, 15mm x 8' / 8’ x 4' / 5' x 5' Species from Russia, Africa, South America and Asia, including... White Birch, Beech, Koto, Fuma, Okoume, Meranti THICKNESS:

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PICTURE FRAMES – PICTURE PERFECT

Picture frames made of wood comes in tones which go with any image and almost all types of home décor or interior finishing. A clear finish will also enable one to enjoy the beauty of the wood grain as these frames are themselves a work of art which add a touch of class to the pictures. Malaysian picture frame manufacturers are recognized worldwide for their high quality products which range from either plain mouldings in natural finish or intricately sculptured designs in gold, silver and bronze gilded finishing. The frames also come in a variety of styles from classic to contemporary. Among the timber species used for picture frames are Jelutong, Penarahan, Pulai, Ramin, White Meranti, and Mempisang. Be it custom-made frames in small or large batches, Malaysian picture frame manufacturers enjoy a steady demand from countries like the United States, China, the Middle East, and Europe. IW

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hen the San Diego Central Courthouse opened in 2017, it replaced an outdated, deficient, public building riddled with problems ranging from seismic risk to asbestos to security shortcomings. The new $555 million, 22-story courthouse, which sits at the corner of Union and C streets in downtown San Diego, was designed by the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Because of the massive scale of the project and the large number of sub-contractors involved, color consistency was a key consideration in selecting materials for the architectural applications. The designers found an ideal solution for the paneling of the building’s interior corridors and 71 courtrooms in Brookside Veneer’s Brookline Reconstituted Cherry composite veneer. Brookline Veneer is a reconstituted 100 percent wood product that offers unparalleled color and grain pattern consistency. It is FSC-certified as having been sourced, harvested, and fabricated using environmentally sound practices. Fabricated from tropical Obeche wood, which is harvested from sustainably managed forests in Cameroon, CONTINUED ON PAGE 42

“It’s definitely a departure from the traditional dark, heavy wood found in many courthouses and court rooms. Reconstituted Cherry has a certain all-American look – and yet it’s light and airy, very Southern California.” ERIC THOMSSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF BROOKSIDE VENEERS

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West Africa, the Obeche (Triplochiton scleroxylon) is dyed and treated to emulate the color and grain of natural Cherry. “Our veneers are defect free, easy to work with, and offer incomparable consistency in grain pattern and color,” said Eric Thomsson, Vice President of Brookside Veneers. “Plus we were able to work with all the sub-contractors to coordinate timing and quantities needed so that the project came together on time and with consistent color results.” “The paneling gives the courtrooms and corridors a feeling of understated dignity but with a contemporary flair,” Thomsson said. “It’s definitely a departure from the traditional dark, heavy wood found in many courthouses and court rooms. Reconstituted Cherry has a certain all-American look – and yet it’s light and airy, very Southern California.” In addition to covering the walls of the building’s interior corridors and courtrooms, Brookline composite veneer was also used for various other applications throughout the courthouse, including courtroom seating, judges’ benches, lecterns, doors, and various other fixtures and furnishings. Some of these, such as the judges’ benches and clerks’ desks were outfitted with woven fiberglass bullet-resistant paneling. IW


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eak (Tectona grandis) has long been valued for its timeless beauty as well as its durability, versatility, functionality, and low maintenance requirements For over 2000 years, Teak has been used in boat building and structural applications. Today, Teak also finds a wide range of uses in exterior construction, decking, flooring, outdoor furniture, and as a veneer for indoor paneling, cabinetry, and fine furnishings. Teak’s natural oils, high tensile strength, and tight grain make it highly termite and pest resistant as well as resistant to rot, fungi, and mildew. Its low shrinkage ratio renders it ideal for applications where weather variability is an issue. Native to south and southeast Asia, but now naturalized and cultivated in Africa, the Caribbean, and throughout Asia, Teak is in high demand worldwide. While it is still most widely used as a marine decking material, its aesthetic qualities are prompting architects and designers to explore new and innovative ways to use teak in high-end residential and commercial settings, in luxury yacht interiors, and in custom millwork applications. “Teak has a beautifully innate texture, and due to its color palette ranging from taupe to medium brown to golden honey, it adds warmth,


richness, and dignity to any space,” said Ajay Kataria of Architectural Consultancy Services, headquartered in Bhopal, India. “As a finishing material, it fits into most settings seamlessly and complements design themes ranging in style from contemporary to colonial/country.” What’s more, the grain pattern of Teak is specific to the log from which it is cut, and whether straight, wavy, or interlocked, it adds to the wood’s character and the charm of the application. Indeed the grain is like a fingerprint, making each piece unique and adding distinction to baseboards, crown moldings, trim, wood carvings, sculptural art, picture frames, and more. Advances in technology and functional requirements have led to the development of subsidiary materials, such as veneers, engineered woods, and deck woods. Today, Teak veneer is popularly used in combination with plywood, medium density fiberboard, and engineered wood. The result is a lightweight, cost effective and versatile finished product which finds usage in flush doors, furniture, false ceilings, and

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“Teak has a beautifully innate texture, and due to its color palette ranging from taupe to medium brown to golden honey, it adds warmth, richness, and dignity to any space.” AJAY KATARIA

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SPOTLIGHT ON: 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:

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE: 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. JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

1,070 lbf

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(see chart on page 57)

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.

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“The future of Teak lies in the technology driving today’s world,” he said. “Ongoing research in fields like 3D printing will encourage a different perspective on Teakwood and its veneers, and we can expect to see more and more innovative uses for it, particularly in the inter disciplinary fields of product design, furniture design, lighting, lifestyle products, and landscape design. For sure, Teak will continue to inspire designers to innovate and explore the endless possibilities.” IW

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Sourcing Wood Products PERSPECTIVES FROM LEADING COMPLIANCE EXPERTS

International Wood Magazine & Buyers Guide was created to help connect specifiers of all kinds – architects, manufacturers, builders, and enthusiasts – with the most beautiful and highest performing wood products for their projects. As the market for globally-sourced wood products has expanded, it is only natural that many specifiers are interested in educating themselves about the sourcing and manufacturing of the materials they are looking to purchase. IWPA asked several of our industry’s leading compliance experts about how they see sourcing and compliance trends and consumer education evolving in recent years and into the future. While the products our industry supplies are nearly infinite both with respect to species – ranging from White Oak to Purpleheart to Yellow Cedar – and products such as lumber, decking, panel products and flooring, many of the sourcing and compliance trends we have seen bear striking similarities. WE INVITED FIVE INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO PROVIDE THEIR PERSPECTIVES:

ELIZABETH BALDWIN – Environmental Compliance Officer for Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, an importer, manufacturer, and distributor of multiple types of flooring WAYNE LIN – Director of Regulatory Supplier Compliance for Floor & Decor, a specialty retailer of hard surface flooring offering an assortment of tile, wood, laminate, and natural stone flooring along with decorative and installation accessories BRIAN LOTZ – Director of Business Development, Environmental Compliance, and Architectural Sales for Timber Holdings, which specializes in the development of naturally durable hardwood products and markets in the U.S. CHET MCKINNEY – Executive Vice President of McVantage of Guyana, which produces and sells tropical hardwood products, including lumber, timbers, and pilings from the Iwokrama forest of Guyana COLIN MILLER – Chief Compliance Manager for Clarke Veneers

and Plywood, an international trading company largely focused on rotary veneer and a diverse portfolio of panel solutions

The experts agreed that industry leaders are devoting additional resources to sustainability and compliance with requirements such as formaldehyde emissions limits for panel products and the legal sourcing requirements of the U.S. Lacey Act. To help industry members meet this demand, IWPA has developed its Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools program to educate companies about how they can incorporate what has come to be known as Due Care compliance into their business practices. “The industry continues to grow in its sophistication in developing due diligence systems and sustainable sourcing initiatives. Hundreds of wood trade professionals have completed our course in the first three years of the program,” said IWPA Executive Director Cindy Squires.

An example of this commitment is Metropolitan’s decision to designate Baldwin a full-time Environmental Compliance Officer in 2008 and to build up a program with dozens of on-site inspectors who supervise all aspects of production by checking material inputs and monitoring production as it happens. Timber Holdings has developed its corporate “Green by Nature… Build with Conscience” Due Care Environmental Compliance Program which includes a combination of Life Cycle Analysis, Thirdparty Risk Assessment, Chain of Custody Auditing, Verification of Legal Origin and compliance with domestic laws and regulations. Additionally, constant improvement is key. As Lin stated, “Floor & Decor is continuously looking for ways to strengthen our compliance programs.” His team accomplishes this through extensive training of both employees and suppliers, frequent site visits, and by engaging third party auditors and inspectors. Independent certification can be used to verify sustainable sourcing and provide an important signal to consumers. By controlling all levels of production from harvest to sale, McVantage is able to achieve 100% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification to show that its products have been sourced and processed legally and meet applicable requirements. Combining certification with reduced impact logging techniques allows McVantage to supply products “from a forest that is as healthy and thriving after harvest as it was before we touched it” according to McKinney. As customer sophistication with respect to commercial and legal standards have increased, Clarke Veneers and Plywoods’ compliance practices have become more sophisticated as well. “Third-party certification alone is not enough, so we also apply risk assessment and information management concepts from the broader regulatory compliance landscape, including fields like finance and IT, to conduct what we call our 360-degree supplier risk assessment” as part of the company’s proprietary Verified Vendor Legality Assurance System. Working closely with a knowledgeable supplier will allow you to make an informed decision regarding the best option for your project. All experts agreed that you should ask questions, be it about production quality, species characteristics, or compliance issues. “All wood is not created equal…We work on product education every day,” said Lotz. Baldwin noted that “in the flooring industry, we get a lot of questions regarding formaldehyde or VOCs generally. We have invested a great deal in providing information about these issues to our customers and the end consumer.” The final common theme that ran through our interviews is just how remarkable wood is when harvested, processed, dried, manufactured, and installed with care. As Miller concluded, “I encourage all to continue using wood as a beautiful, renewable resource” Added McKinney, “our products DO grow on trees!” IW If you are interested in a deep dive on wood trade compliance we would encourage you to participate in IWPA Wood Trade Compliance Training courses. Additional information available on page 64 and at www.IWPAwood.org. INTERNATIONAL WOOD

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Celebrating Excellence IN Veneer Woodworking

MARK OSGOOD’S ENTRY, "MEEP MEEP," THE 2016 SPECIALTY ITEMS WINNER, WAS A FULLY FUNCTIONAL ROLLING ART BICYCLE MADE ALMOST ENTIRELY FROM 1/16" AND 1/24" MAPLE AND WALNUT VENEER.

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The Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge award categories include architectural woodworking (residential and commercial interiors and fixtures), cabinetry, furniture, marquetry, specialty items (veneer paintings, wearables, boxes, sculpture etc.), and student designs.

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he Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge™ rewards designers, craftspeople, distributors, and other industry members for excellence in woodworking that features natural veneer applications. Veneer Technologies Inc, a manufacturer of high-end decorative hardwood veneer faces, sheet veneers, and edgebanding, headquartered in Newport, North Carolina, sponsors the challenge as a way of recognizing the industry supply chain and the individuals whose creations inspire the marketplace and fuel this segment of the economy. The Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge award categories include architectural woodworking (residential and commercial interiors and fixtures), cabinetry, furniture, marquetry, specialty items (veneer paintings, wearables, boxes, sculpture etc.), and student designs. Since 2005, hundreds of designers and craftspeople have entered their work, including top studio masters, architectural firms and representatives of leading woodworking educational institutions and programs. Judges from the industry select winning entries that use veneer products in creative ways. Winners receive generous cash awards and industry-wide recognition of their talent and creativity. Winners have pushed the envelope in terms of woodworking skill, problem-solving strategies, innovative approaches to using wood veneer, and creative design ranging from the whimsical to the outrageous to the drop-dead gorgeous. Mark Osgood’s entry, “Meep Meep,” for example, the 2016 specialty items winner, was a fully functional rolling art bicycle made almost entirely from 1/16” and 1/24” maple and walnut veneer. “I wanted to move into a more artistic form while not sacrificing function, strength, and ease of construction,” Osgood said. He noted that the handlebars were the greatest challenge, requiring three steam bending

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RIGHT: THE 2014 WEARABLE VENEER CATEGORY WINNER, CLAYTON FEHRINGER, TURNED HEADS WITH HIS DESIGN OF A PAIR OF ARC-IRIS BUCKEYE/MAPLE BURL SPLIT SOLAR SUNGLASSES.

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sessions and two epoxy glue-up sessions. Eighteen layers of 1/16 walnut veneer were used with one layer of maple. The bicycle seat was made from madrone burl over a Baltic Birch core. The wooden spring was made from 22 layers of 1/24" maple veneer with a layer of carbon fiber in the middle. It actually flexes when the bike is ridden over bumps. The wheels were glued up on a donut form using 24 layers of 1/16" maple veneer and two layers of walnut. “The success of this design shows that veneer can be used as a structural building material while offering design choices that would be extremely difficult in thicker

material,” said Osgood. The 2014 wearable veneer category winner, Clayton Fehringer, turned heads with his design of a pair of Arc-Iris buckeye/ maple burl split solar sunglasses. Fehringer used Buckeye burl, Maple burl, select Koa, aircraft plywood, gold grommets, Carl Zeiss CR-39 brown fade lens, natural leather boa braid lanyards for his creation. Said Fehringer, “Veneer is a great solution to our lamination process, as it is bendable, easily inlays, and is highly figured.” The 2009 grand prize winner, Andrew Prioli, was a high school senior in Hillsborough, North Carolina, who went on to

graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design. His prize-winning creation, Inverurie, was inspired by a Bronze Age Pictish horse carved into the foundation stone of a church in Inverurie, Scotland. Prioli’s elegant dining table features a removable leaf that, when removed, allows the ends to come together to form their own design. The most eye-catching part of the complex design is the 16-piece bookmatch of the removable leaf. Its Walnut sap lines extend outward from the center to create a subtle, yet dramatic break from end to end. The curly Maple, which was used for the horses, was also cut into a 16-piece CONTINUED ON PAGE 52

THE 2009 GRAND PRIZE WINNER WAS ANDREW PRIOLI, A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR IN HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA, WHO WENT ON TO GRADUATE FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN. HIS PRIZE-WINNING CREATION, INVERURIE, WAS INSPIRED BY A BRONZE AGE PICTISH HORSE CARVED INTO THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A CHURCH IN INVERURIE, SCOTLAND..

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Winners have pushed the envelope in terms of woodworking skill, problemsolving strategies, innovative approaches to using wood veneer, and creative design ranging from the whimsical to the outrageous to the drop-dead gorgeous.

THE 2009 CABINETRY CATEGORY WINNER WAS PAUL MANN CUSTOM BOATS, FOR HIS CUSTOM INTERIOR WORK ON THE ANN WARRICK, A 76-FOOT CUSTOM-BUILT SPORTFISHING YACHT.

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bookmatch and is trimmed by a line of Cocobolo. For the ends of the table, Prioli cut the veneer at a slight angle in order to extend the radial effect throughout the piece. The marquetry was all hand cut using a scroll saw and then inlayed into Walnut veneer using a chisel. The knotwork, cut from Maple burl and Walnut burl, are sandshaded to give them depth and form.” Other standout Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge previous year winners include: Paul Mann Custom Boats, the 2009 cabinetry category winner for his custom interior work on the Ann Warrick, a 76-foot custom-built sportfishing yacht. 52

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Mann spared no expense to achieve the owner’s aim of creating a world-class tournament billfishing vessel with all the amenities of a luxury yacht. Hand selected plain-sliced Cherry was accented with Carpathian Elm burl accents and complemented with solid marble countertops. “Hand selected sheet veneers were the only cabinetry material light enough and pleasing to the eye enough to achieve the owner’s desire for fast travel to fishing destinations and world-class luxury accommodations,” said Mann. The 2018 Veneer Tech Craftsmen’s Challenge award winners will be announced at IWF Atlanta on August 23, 2018. IW


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hen walking into the front lobby of the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Atlanta, Georgia, you are immediately struck by a lobby that perfectly balances sophistication with an open welcoming atmosphere. The lobby is part of a much larger capital campaign that allowed Cristo Rey to expand by renovating a former Oxford Industries building. Much like the school’s approach to its education priorities, the renovation breathed life into a building that no one was sure what to do with and made it shine. Cristo Rey is no ordinary Catholic school. It offers a very unique high school education experience, giving Atlanta’s economically disadvantaged students a way to prepare for college, the workforce, and life. Cristo Rey’s unique program offers students a college preparatory curriculum, but this intensive program doesn’t come free. “When all of our students come here to register for school, we also register them as our employees,” explains Bill Garrett, President of Cristo Rey. Students attend classes while also working for one of the school’s corporate partners, earning a large portion of their tuition. Parents are also expected to chip in, on a sliding scale. “Two-thirds of our operating budget is provided by students working with our corporate partners,” explains Camille Naughton, Vice President of Advancement and Corporate Partnerships. The remainder of the costs are covered by parent contributions and philanthropy. The lobby of their new education building was an important design element. The lobby needed to set the tone of success for the school,” Naughton explained. “We are very pleased with the design.

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The lobby needed to be sophisticated, polished, and professional while also giving being warm and inviting and I feel that’s exactly what was achieved.” She continued, “What an amazing gift AHC Hardwood Group has given us.” AHC Hardwood Group frequently donates wood for non-profit community projects. Chief Executive Officer Jim Howard feels strongly about giving back. “As a company, it’s important that we support programs in our local communities”. He explained, “By donating exquisite hardwoods for community projects, we are able to provide high quality environmental and architecturally interesting building products, showcasing the warmth and versatility of wood, and help support the community.” Details, a local corporate interior design firm, proposed a high visibility wood treatment for the lobby. AHC Hardwood worked with Details Owner and Designer Jillian Carr Mitchell to select the perfect wood. “With over 45 wood species to choose from, we worked to find the right combination of look and function for the project,” explained Stewart Sexton, Import Lumber Senior Product Specialist for AHC Hardwood Group. “We chose White Limba for its clean lines and contemporary feel.” The design plan called for a wood with straight grain, consistent color, and a modern look overall. The golden colored sapwood also coordinated well with the anigre furniture used in the space. “We are really pleased with how the wood wall project came out,” said Naughton. “When people come into the lobby, they are immediately drawn to the wall. Many even reach out and touch it.”

SPECIES: ORIGIN:

Terminalia superba

East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia

Plywood, indoor joinery and outdoor joinery after protective treatment, musical instruments, and turned objects.

COMMON APPLICATIONS:

Wood ranges in color from a pale cream to a yellowish-brown or straw color. Wood with darker figuring is referred to as Black Limba, while the less figured wood lighter wood is called White Limba. White Limba is easy to work with hand or power tools. It responds well to ordinary machining tools in all operations, and works to produce clean smooth surfaces. It saws easily and has good gluing and nailing characteristics, as well as good veneering properties. It stains well and is suited to a variety of finishes.

CHARACTERISTICS / APPEARANCE:

JANKA HARDNESS SCALE:

670 lbf

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(see chart on page 57)

In addition to its reputation as an lovely wood to work with, White Limba is known in the guitar trade for its excellent tonal qualities.

COMMENTS:

The lobby is just the start of the variety of ways that Cristo Rey sets the tone for success. With their first graduating class leaving for college in 2018 with a 100% acceptance rate and over $12.8 million in financial aid and scholarships, Cristo Rey Atlanta is well on its way to leaving their mark. IW Cristo Rey Atlanta thanks the 2018/19 corporate sponsors for their continued participation and support. The Cristo Rey Network is comprised of 32 high schools that serve over 11,000 young people from low-income backgrounds, living in urban communities with limited educational options. If you would like to learn more about the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Atlanta, visit their website: CristoReyAtlanta.org.

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Geodis

Shorepoint Insurance Services

Philadelphia, PA (United States) 267-570-2612 jack.mallough@geodis.com www.geodis.com

Costa Mesa, CA (United States) 714-430-0035 rmarkley@shorepointinsurance.com www.shorepointinsurance.com

Ginnacle Import-Export Pte Ltd

South Jersey Port Corporation

Singapore 659-759-7687 teakwood@singnet.com.sg www.teak.net

Camden, NJ (United States) 856-757-4927 jjones@southjerseyport.com www.southjerseyport.com

International Wood Trade Publications

Steer Company

Memphis, TN (United States) 901-372-8280 wayne@millertradepub.com www.millerwoodtradepub.com

Mowry & Grimson PLLC

Washington, D.C. (United States) 202-688-3610 jsg@mowrygrimson.com www.mowrygroup.com

PFS Corporation

Cottage Grove, WI (United States) 608-839-1013 jrothman@pfscorporation.com www.pfscorporation.com

PGS USA LLC

Metairie, Louisiana (United States) 346-444- 5144 Gilles.dumont@pacorini.com www.pacorini.com

Port of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA (United States) 504-528-3262 landryb@portno.com www.portno.com

Port of Port Arthur

Port Arthur, TX (United States) 409-983-2011 anthony@portofportarthur.com www.portofportarthur.com

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

Philadelphia, PA (United States) 215-922-6610 d.wackerman@jasteer.com www.jasteer.com

U-C Coatings

Buffalo, NY (United States) 716-833-9366 alvaro@uccoatings.com www.uccoatings.com

UL Environment

Marietta, Georgia (United States) 770-984-993 Michael.lehmann@ul.com www.industries.ul.com/environment

WWF Global Forest Trade Network Washington, D.C. (United States) 202-293-4800 Amy.smith@wwfus.org www.gftn.panda.org

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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Refers to Janka Hardness scales pertaining to specific wood species in articles on pages 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 32, 35, 39, and 55.

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www.hardwoodweb.com ssexton@hardwoodweb.com

AHC Import Lumber

OTHER PANEL PRODUCTS

M E M B E R S

RED MERANTI

WHOLESALERS

MANUFACTURER

MDF OSB

Hardboard

Softwood

Hardwood

Softwood

Hardwood

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Huntersville, North Carolina

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• • • • Aljoma Lumber www.aljoma.com 305-556-8003 • • • • • • Medley, Florida ncano@ufpi.com 305-828-3055 American Pacific Inc. www.americanpac.com 662-252-1862 • • • Holly Springs, Mississippi smb@americanpac.com Fax: 662-252-1888 American Pacific Plywood Inc. 805-688-7919 • • • • • Solvang, California appiwood@silcom.com Fax: 805-688-2956 Americana Floors wko@americanafloor.com • • • City of Industry, California johnsonharwood.com Argo Fine Imports, Inc. www.argofineimports.com 985-327-6441 • • • • • • • • Metairie, Louisiana argo@argofineimports.com Fax: 985-892-8985 Baillie Lumber Co. www.baillie.com 716-649-2850 • • • • • • • Hamburg, New York jbach@baillie.com Fax: 716-649-2811 Beacon Hardwoods LLC www.beaconhardwoods.com 305-392-9996 • • • Miami, Florida omar@beaconhardwoods.com Fax: 305-392-9245 Bison Inoovative Products www.bisonip.com 303-892-0400 • • Denver, Colorado Fax: 303-825-5988 Bozovich USA www.bozovich.com 251-578-4604 • • • • • • • Stevenson Ranch, California gvick@bozovich.com Fax: 251-578-6844 Brookside Veneers Ltd. www.veneers.com 609-409-1311 • • • • Cranbury, New Jersey info@brooksideveneers.com Fax: 609-409-1322 CDC Distributors Inc. www.cdcdist.com 800-678-2321 • • • • • Cincinnati, Ohio afutscher@cdcdist.com Fax: 513-771-2920 C.F. Martin & Co. www.martinguitar.com 610-759-2837 • • • • Nazareth, Pennsylvania amgermick@martinguitar.com Fax: 610-759-5757 Canusa Wood Products Ltd. www.canusawood.com 604-687-2254 • • • • • • • • • Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) canusa@canusawood.com Fax: 604-682-4691 Clarke Veneers and Plywood www.clarkeveneers.com 601-366-0331 • • • • • • • • Jackson, Mississippi info@clarkeveneers.com Fax: 601-366-0334 Crescent Hardwood Supply www.crescenthardwood.com 504-309-6950 • Harahan, Louisiana john@crescenthardwood.com Fax: 504-309-6949 D&M Flooring www.dm-flooring.com 310-988-1900 • • • Torrance, California info@dm-flooring.com Fax: 310-988-1901 Darlington Veneer Co., Inc. www.darlingtonveneer.com 843-39 3-3861 • • Darlington, South Carolina rhubbard@darlingtonveneer.com Fax: 843-393-8243 DuChâteau www.duchateau.com 858-790-3139 • • • • • San Diego, California  aaiello-hauser@duchateau.com Fax: 619-819-9433 DVK-Del Valle, Kahman & Company, Inc. www.dvkco.com 714-522-3100 • • • • Buena Park, California ernie@dvkco.com Fax: 714-523-1900 East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc. www.eastteak.com 360-793-3754 • • • • • • • Sultan, Washington rick@eastteak.com Fax: 360-793-7875 Elegance Exotic Wood Flooring www.elegancewoodflooring.com 909-980-5066 • • Fontana, California michele@newclassicfurniture.com Fax: 909-980-5442 Evergreen Hardwoods Inc. www.eghardwoods.com 206-258-3007 • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mercer Island, Washington info@eghardwoods.com Fax: 206-686-5008

PHONE/FAX

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Hardwood

www.greenforestprod.com jeff.jordan@greenforestprod.com www.ganahllumber.com deonndeford@ganahl.com

Green Forest Products LLC

Ganahl Lumber

www.hollandsw.com info@hollandsw.com www.homelegend.com beverlycoville@homelegend.com

Home Legend LLC

MANUFACTURER

Hardboard

Softwood

Hardwood

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

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

Ike Trading Company, Ltd.

Interstella Forest Products

Interwood Forest Products Inc.

www.kemberfloors.com info@kemberfloors.com

www.lumberliquidators.com asecter@lumberliquidators.com www.mascocabinetry.com joe.ceccoli@masco.com

Masco Cabinetry www.mccathaytimber.com info@mccathaytimber.com www.alanmcilvain.com sales@alanmcilvain.com

Alan McIlvain Company www.mcilvain.com tperson@mcilvain.com

www.medallionfp.com pgallagher@medallionfp.com www.metrofloors.com ebaldwin@metrofloors.com www.morelandcompany.com cggrzep@morelandcompany.com

Medallion Forest Products

Metropolitan Hardwood Flooring USA

Moreland Co., USA

Sarasota, Florida

Kent, Washington

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Portland, Oregon

White Marsh, Maryland

J. Gibson McIlvain Company

Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

Chicago, Illinois

McCathay Timber, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Toano, Virginia

Lumber Liquidators Inc.

Lacey Wood Products

Lake Oswego, Oregon  leonard@laceywp.com

Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)

Kember Hardwood Flooring, Inc.

JAF GROUP

www.jaf-group.com Wilmington, North Carolina lenny.shibley@jaf-group.com

Shelbyville, Kentucky

Pearland, Texas

Beaverton, Oregon

• • • • • 855-836-9663 • • • • • • 844-827-9663 289-804-0032 • • • Fax: 289-804-0777 971-570-4833 • • • • • • 503-296-5789 757-566-7128 • • • • • Fax: 757-259-4286 734-205-4600 • • • 773-227-1171 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 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

281-412-4110 Fax: 281-412-4122

www.ihlo.com ihlo@ihlo.com

Center, Texas

WHOLESALERS

• • 877-675-0002 • • • • 770-421-3716 856-757-9 020 • • • 352-341-5500 • • 864-360-3566 714-772-5444 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Fax: 714-772-0639 604-856-1111 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Fax: 604-856-8889 713-644-19 66 • • • • • • • Fax: 713-644-7223 706-383-5904 • • Fax: 770-773-7413 540-869-5661 • • • Fax: 540-869-5656 936-598-2491 • • • • • • • • • Fax: 936-598-8146 503-643-6688 • • • • • • • • • • Fax: 503-641-7335

IMPORTER

Ihlo Sales & Import Company

Hurford Hardwood

www.hurfordhardwoods.com Winchester, Virginia slachlan@hfdhardwoods.com

Adairsville, Georgia

Houston, Texas

Holland Southwest International

Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

Hardwoods Specialty Products

Anaheim, California

Inverness, FL

www.hardwoods-inc.com gwarner@hardwoods-inc.com

futurewood@aol.com

Camden, New Jersey

Future Wood Products, Inc.

Smyrna, Georgia

Los Angeles, California www.flooranddecor.com/ CustomerCare@flooranddecor.com

DOORS/WINDOWS

Floor & Decor

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

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

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

www.feaco.com info@feaco.com

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

Far East American, Inc.

Hardwood

PHONE/FAX

OSB

OTHER PANEL PRODUCTS

MDF

PLYWOOD

Particleboard

VENEERS

Other

LUMBER

Softwood

WEB SITE/EMAIL

R A D I ATA P I N E

COMPANY NAME

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EXPORTER

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www.newmanlumber.com info@newmanlumber.com

Newman Lumber Company

Gulfport, Mississippi

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

PHONE/FAX

TEAK

OTHER PANEL PRODUCTS

WHOLESALERS

MANUFACTURER

MDF OSB

Hardboard

Softwood

Hardwood

Softwood

Hardwood

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

DOORS/WINDOWS

MOULDINGS

FLOORING

DECKING

Softwood

Hardwood

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

• • • • • • Northwest Hardwoods www.northwesthardwoods.com 910-283-9960 • • Currie, North Carolina todd.walker@nwhardwoods.com Fax: 910-283-9964 OHC, Inc. www.ohc.net 800-999-7616 • • • • • • Mobile, Alabama sales@ohc.net Fax: 251-457-7633 PG Wood Imports www.pgwoodimports.com 678-240-9390 • • Alpharetta, Georgia dhuryn@pgwoodimports.com Fax: 678-240-9391 Patriot Timber Products, Inc. www.patriottimber.com 336-299-7755 • • • • • • • Greensboro, North Carolina askus@patriottimber.com Fax: 336-299-4050 Pennwood Products www.pennwoodproducts.com 717-259-9551 • • • East Berlin, Pennsylvania kcoxon@pennwoodproducts.com Fax: 717-259-7560 The Penrod Company www.thepenrodcompany.com 757-498-0186 • • • • • • • • Virginia Beach, Virginia penrod@thepenrodcompany.com Pittsburgh Forest Products Co. www.pittsburghforest.com 724-969-5000 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • McMurray, Pennsylvania troyhalo@pittsburghforest.com Fax: 724-969-1100 Plywood & Door Mfrs. Corp. www.pdusa.com 9 08-687-789 0 • • • • • • • • Union, New Jersey info@pdusa.com Fax: 908-687-5750 Plywood Source www.PlywoodSource.com 310-461-8161 • • • • • Los Angeles, California & Houston, Texas info@plywoodsource.com Fax: 310-957-2201 Pollmeier Inc. Value Added German Beech www.pollmeier.com 503-452-5800 • • • • • • Portland, Oregon connie@pollmeierusa.com Fax: 503-452-5801 Popp Forest Products www.poppforest.com 503-635-2775 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Lake Oswego, Oregon sales@poppforest.com Fax: 503-635-8552 Prime Wood Inc. 772-564-2035 • Vero Beach, Florida gary@primewood.us 772-564-2052 PRS Guitars Ltd. www.prsguitars.com 443-248-0610 • • • Stevensville, Maryland pplatts@prsguitars.com Fax: 410-643-4545 Rex Lumber Company www.rexlumber.com 978-263-0055 • • • • • • • • • Acton, Massachusetts salesinfo@rexlumber.com 978-263-9806 Richmond International Forest Products, LLC www.rifp.com 804-747-0111 • • • • Richmond, Virginia hr@rifp.com 804-270-4547 Robert Weed Corporation www.robertweedplywood.com 574-848-4408 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bristol, Indiana websitemail@robertwoodplywood.com Fax: 574-848-5679 Roberts Plywood www.roberts-plywood.com 631-586-7700 • • • • • • • • • • • • • Deer Park, New York scottree@aol.com Fax: 631-586-7009 Robinson Lumber Company, Inc. www.roblumco.com 504-895-6377 • • • • • • • New Orleans, Louisiana info@roblumco.com Fax: 504-897-0820 Robusto Floors www.cabinetstogo.com 800-222-4687 • • • • • • • • • Lawrenceburg, Tennessee RPL International 702-565-7756 • • • • • • • • • • • Henderson, Nevada john@rplinternational.com Fax: 702-565-3264 Sabra International www.sabrainternational.com 305-868-3663 • • • • • • Miami Beach, Florida brette@sabrainternational.com Fax: 305-868-5447 Sol Building Materials Corp. www.solbuilding.com 915-771-6500 • • • • • • • • • El Paso, Texas info@solbuilding.com Fax: 915-771-6552

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VENEERS

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

DOORS/WINDOWS

MOULDINGS

FLOORING

DECKING

Softwood

Hardwood

OTHER PANEL PRODUCTS

WHOLESALERS IMPORTER

MANUFACTURER

Particleboard MDF

OSB

Hardboard

Softwood

Hardwood

Palmetto Bay, Florida

V O T I N G

II NN TT EERRNNAATTI IOONNAAL L WWOOOOD D

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• • • • St. Angelo Hardwoods, Inc. www.stangelohardwoods.com 401-624-3900 • • • • • • Tiverton, Rhode Island steve@stangelohardwoods.com Fax: 401-624-3940 Specified Components Co www.specifiedcomponents.com 847-625-1600 • • • • • • • • • • • • Gurnee, Illinois timd@specifiedcomponents.com Fax: 847-625-1300 Supreme Corporation www.SupremeCorp.com 574-642-4888 • Goshen, IN bob.babcock@supremecorp.com Fax: 574-642-0341 Swaner Hardwood Company www.swanerhardwood.com 818-953-5350 • • • • • • • • • • • • Burbank, California gary@swanerhardwood.com Fax: 818-846-3662 Taraca Pacific, Inc. www.taracapacific.com 415-765-0422 • • • • • • • San Francisco, California contact@taracapacific.com Fax: 415-765-0447 Taraca Pacific, Inc. www.taracapacific.com 757-49 1-0468 • • • • • • • Virginia Beach, Virginia davidwozniak@taracapacific.com Fax: 757-491-0723 Thompson Mahogany Company www.thomahog.com 215-624-1866 • • • • • • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania info@thomahog.com Fax: 215-338-1060 Timber Holdings USA www.ironwoods.com 888-932-9663 • • • • • • • • Bedford, New Hampshire info@ironwoods.com TradeLeaf LLC www.tradeleaf.com 212-595-1371 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • New York, New York info@tradeleaf.com Fax: 212-202-3542 Tradelink Wood Products Inc. www.tradelink-group.com 336-230-2220 • • • • • • • • Greensboro, North Carolina usa@tradelink-group.com Fax: 336-230-2227 Tradelink Wood Products Ltd. www.tradelink-group.com 44 (0) 20-7460-7788 • • • • • • • • London (United Kingdom) hq@tradelink-group.com Fax: 44 (0) 20-7460-7799 • Tumac Lumber Company www.tumac.com 503-226-6661 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Portland, Oregon inquiries@tumac.com UCS Forest Group www.ucsforestgroup.com 905-814-8000 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Toronto, Ontario (Canada) info@ucsforestgroup.com Fax: 905-814-0090 Upper Canada Forest Products www.ucsforestgroup.com 604-522-3334 • • • • Burnaby, British Columbia (Canada) sales_vancouver@ucfp.com Fax: 604-522-3006 USply, LLC www.usply.net 305-722-6622 • • • Miami Lakes, Florida info@usply.net Fax: 305-722-6623 Veneer Technologies, Inc. www.veneertech.com 252-223-5600 • • • • • Newport, North Carolina sales@veneertech.com Fax: 252-223-3511 Vogel Forest Products, Ltd. www.VogelForestProducts.com 912-348-2228 • • • • Pooler, Georgia melissa@vogelforestproducts.com Wego Flooring www.wegointernationalflooring.com 516-487-3510 • • • • • Great Neck, NY sales-wif@wegofloors.com Fax: 516-487-3794 West Penn Hardwoods, Inc. www.woodcraftind.com 828-322-9663 • • • Conover, North Carolina info@westonpremiumwoods.com Fax: 828-322-2369 Woodcraft Industries, Inc www.westpennhardwoods.com 320-252-1503 • • • • St. Cloud, Minnesota John.sleva@quanex.com Fax: 320-252-1504 Wood Brokerage International www.woodbrokerage.com 503-906-2501 • • • • • • • • • • • • Lake Oswego, Oregon connelly@woodbrokerage.com Fax: 503-906-2520 Zebra Pacific, LLC 858-382-4677 • • • • Ponway, California kpeabody@zebrapacific.com

305-665-8001 Fax: 305-415-8314

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

www.southfloridabr.com andy@southfloridabr.com

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

South Florida Lumber Company

Hardwood

PHONE/FAX

PLYWOOD

Other

LUMBER

Softwood

WEB SITE/EMAIL

JAT O B A

COMPANY NAME

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EXPORTER

BUSINESS ACTIVITY AGENT/SALES REP

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pb@globaltimber.dk

A/S Global Timber

OTHER PANEL PRODUCTS

OSB

Hardboard

Softwood

Hardwood

Softwood

Hardwood

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

DOORS/WINDOWS

MOULDINGS

FLOORING

DECKING

Softwood

Hardwood

60333595678 Fax: 60333424567

65 6227 9 706 32-2-360-3702 Fax: 32-2-360-3802

www.BarthsHamburg.de info@barthshamburg.de marco.poot@yahoo.com www.doublehelixtracking.com finance@doublehelixtracking.com tarik@exott.com

F.W. Barth Co. GmbH

Blue Roots Sdn. Bhd.

Double Helix Tracking Technologies Pte Ltd

EXOTT

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

enquiries@globeinternational.com.sg 81-45-223-1110 Fax: 81-45-223-1111 919-303-8027 Fax: 919-303-8040

6084-213255 Fax: 6084-213855/212084 86 572 2108111 Fax: 86 572-2118153 95-1-592175 591-3-3426889 591-77705525

603-9 281-19 9 9 Fax: 603-9282-8999 91-755-2462351, 2461243 Fax: 91-755-2468197

www.ghanatimber.org ghanafc.london@ghanatimber.org

www.itto.int itto@itto.int oppinc@aol.com www.jayatiasa.net sales@jayatiasa.net www.jesonwood.net lucheng@jesonwood.net www.mtitimberland.com info@mtitimberland.com www.mabet.com.bo deaparicio@mabet.com.bo www.mtc.com.my council@mtc.com.my www.mpveneers.com info@mpveneers.com

Ghana Forestry Commission (London Office)

Globe International Pte Ltd

International Tropical Timber Organization

International Wood Products, Inc.

JAYA TIASA timber Products Sdn. Bhd.

Jesonwood

Madera Boliviana Etienne S.A.- Mabet S.A.

Malaysian Timber Council

MP Veneers Pvt. Ltd.

Bhopal, MP (India)

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Santa Cruz, (Bolivia)

Yangon, (Myanmar)

JT Timber Co., Ltd

Huzhou (China)

Sibu, Sarawak (Malaysia)

Apex, North Carolina (USA)

Yokohama, Minato-Mirai (Japan)

Singapore (Singapore)

London (England)

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gtb.srls@gmail.com

Torino (Italy)

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General Timber Broker Srls (GTB)

Shanghai (China)

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

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jianguo_lu@hotmail.com

1-253-273-2636 603-784-71095

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Future (Timber) Trading Company Ltd.

Forestry Timber

www.floorartparquetry.com Shah Alam, Malaysia shad@forestrytimber.com

Brussels (Belgium)

Singapore

Shah Alam, Negeri Selangor (Malaysia)

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49040280144-0 Fax: +4904028014427

sec@atibt.com

Nogent-sur-Marne (France)

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

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

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

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

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

Hamburg (Germany)

TRADE ASSOCIATION/ ORGANIZATION

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MANUFACTURER

sekretariat@apkindo.org Jl. Jend. Gatot Subruto, Senayan, Jakarta (Indonesia)

OKOUME

APKINDO-Indonesian Wood Panel Association

45-48270000 Fax: 45-48270010

PHONE/FAX

PLYWOOD

MDF

BUSINESS ACTIVITY

O V E R S E A S

Hoejbjerg (Denmark)

WEB SITE/EMAIL

COMPANY NAME

Overseas Members

VENEERS

Particleboard

LUMBER

Other

PRODUCTS

EXPORTER

62 AGENT/SALES REP

I W P A M E M B E R S


OTHER PANEL PRODUCTS

62-021-6459747 Fax: 62-021-6459780

www.tasply.com tasply@gmail.com

PT. Tanjung Selatan Makmur Jaya

6082-443477 Fax: 6082-442691 085-65669 9 Fax: 085-652999 +39 0424 513815 3902-344-684 51265393117 Fax: 051266711444 31-038-331-6444 Fax: 31-38-332-2040

6231-9900 0907 Fax: 6231-9900 0908

357-24 821200 Fax: 357-24 821201 45-339-13888 Fax: 45-33-913788

0573 8315 2258 Fax: 0573 8315 1333

www.pusaka.gov.my pusaka@po.jaring.my www.shinyang.com.my mail@shinyang.com.my www.timtrade.it info@timtrade.it www.vastolegno.com info@vastolegno.com www.vicwoodtimber.com.cn market@vicwoodtimber.com.cn www.wijma.com wigma@wijma.com www.woodunited.com info@woodunited.com www.wbholdings.com/cy george.krapivin@gmail.com www.woodbois.dk info@woodbois.dk www.layowood.com sales@layowood.com

Sarawak Timber Industry Dev. Corp. (STIDC)

Shin Yang Plywood Sdn. Bhd.

TimTrade

Vasto Legno SpA

Vicwood Development Ltd.

Wijma Trading

Wood United Source Pte. Ltd.

Woodbridge Intl. Holdings

WoodBois International

Jiaxing  Zhejiang Sheng (China)

Zhejiang Layo Wood Industry Co., Ltd.

Frederiksberg (Denmark)

INTERNATIONAL WOOD

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Larnaca (Cyprus)

Singapore (Singapore)

Kampen (Netherlands)

Central Hong Kong (China)

Milan (Italy)

Romano d’Ezzelino, Veneto (Italy)

Miri (Malaysia)

Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia)

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

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

Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia)

Sarawak Timber Association

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33153772500

Paris (France)

www.rougier.fr auguin@rougier.fr

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REGALIS Fzco

mv@regalis-europe.com Tunis (Tunisia) & Dubai (UAE)

Jakarta (Indonesia) 971-488-5999-5 (Dubai) 216-719-810-86 (Tunisia)

62-24-3566134

marketing@pt-kli.com

Jakarta (Indonesia)

TRADE ASSOCIATION/ ORGANIZATION

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PT. Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Sibu, Sarawak (Malaysia)

Liberia (Costa Rica)

Surrey (United Kingdom)

Singapore

Tuscumbia, AL

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia)

6084 317226 Fax: 6084 332590

Softwood

lillianlau@gmail.com

Hardwood

Perfect Trans Sdn. Bhd.

DECKING

506-26662333

FLOORING

www.novelteak.com ntsales@novelteak.com

MOULDINGS

Novelteak Costa Rica SA

DOORS/WINDOWS

44 (0) 208-651-4030 Fax: 44 (0) 208-651-0913

FURNITURE AND/OR COMPONENTS

www.nhgtimber.co.uk sales@nhgtimber.co.uk

CABINETS AND/OR COMPONENTS

NHG Timber Ltd.

OTHER LUMBER PRODUCTS

(65) 6238 5920

Hardwood

wbtdxb@gmail.com

Softwood

Natural Forest Pte. Ltd.

Softwood

256-314-4681 Fax: 256-3144683

Hardwood

www.mcvantage.com guyanainfo@mcvantage.com

MDF

McVantage of Guyana, Inc.

Hardboard

60-88-517030 Fax: 60-88-538630

OSB

www.mccorry.com info@mccorry.com

Particleboard

McCorry & Co. Limited

PHONE/FAX

PLYWOOD

MANUFACTURER

WEB SITE/EMAIL

AFRICAN MAHAGONY

COMPANY NAME

Overseas Members

VENEERS

Other

LUMBER

EXPORTER

BUSINESS ACTIVITY AGENT/SALES REP

PRODUCTS

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Visit www.IWPAwood.org for information about upcoming courses near you. 2019 dates will be announced soon!

Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools

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

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

Day-long, half-day, and online courses 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 courses 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.” CHARLES BARBER – DIRECTOR • FOREST LEGALITY INITIATIVE • WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE


All the Wood Trade Under the Sun

Guide to the Advertisers

PAGE COMPANY

PHONE WEBSITE

11 American Hardwood Export Council. 703-435-2900. . . . . . www.americanhardwood.org 53 American Pacific Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 662-252-1862. . . . . . .www.americanpac.com 55 AHC Hardwoods Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-476-5393. . . . . . www.hardwoodweb.com 20 Argo Fine Imports, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 504-828-0943. . . . . . www.argofineimports.com 4 Baillie Lumber Company . . . . . . . . . . . 716-649-2850. . . . . . www.baillie.com 46 Bozovich USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251-578-4604 . . . . . . www.bozovich.com 41 Brookside Veneers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609-409-1311 . . . . . www.veneers.com

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

43 Coastal Cargo Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 504-587-1100. . . . . . . www.coastalcargogroup.com 33 Del Valle, Kahman & Company, Inc. . . 714-522-3100 . . . . . . www.dvkco.com 5 Floor & Decor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-675-0002. . . . . . www.flooranddecor.com IBC Hardwoods Distribution Inc 910-383-2578 . . . . . . www.hdidist.com 425-525-2315

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16 HMR (Import Newsletter). . . . . . . . . . . 800-447-2104 . . . . . . www.hmr.com 42 Holland Southwest International . . . . 800-356-4144. . . . . . www.hollandsw.com 36 IKE Trading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-777-6688. . . . . . www.iketrading.com 29 Interwood Forest Products. . . . . . . . . 502-633-0017. . . . . . www.ifpveneer.com 37 Malaysian Timber Council. . . . . . . . . . 603-9281-1999 . . . . . www.mtc.com.my 15 Alan McIlvain Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 610-485-6600. . . . . . www.alanmcilvain.com FIBC J. Gibson McIlvain Company. . . . . . . . 410-335-9600. . . . . . www.mcilvain.com 39 McCathay Timber, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 773-227-1171. . . . . . . www.mccathaytimber.com 25 McVantage of Guyana . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592-261-5042 . . . . . . www.mcvantage.com 45 MP Veneers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91-755-2461243. . . . . www.mpveneers.com

Connect with suppliers, customers, and service providers from around the world to expand your business.

49 Newman Lumber Company. . . . . . . . . 228-832-1899 . . . . . . www.newmanlumber.com 51 Oliver Lumber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-268-2471 . . . . . . www.oliverlumber.com 7 Plywood Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310-461-8161. . . . . . .www.plywoodsource.com 8-9 Pollmeier Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-452-5800. . . . . . www.pollmeier.com

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES EXHIBITORS LOUNGE SPONSORSHIPS FUN ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS!

28 Port of New Orleans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504-528-3262. . . . . . www.portno.com 13 Rex Lumber Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 978-263-0055. . . . . . www.rexlumber.com 19 Roberts Plywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631-586-7700 . . . . . . www.robertsplywood.com 27 Robinson Lumber Company . . . . . . . . 504-895-6377. . . . . . www.roblumco.com 21 Sarawak Timber Association . . . . . . . 60-82-332-222 . . . . . www.sta.org.my 14 Shorepoint Insurance Services. . . . . . 714-430-0035. . . . . . www.shorepointinsurance.com 56 South Jersey Port Corporation. . . . . . 856-757-4927 . . . . . . www.southjerseyport.com

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17 Swaner Hardwood Company. . . . . . . . 818-953-5350. . . . . . www.swanerhardwood.com 23 Timber Holdings USA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-932-9663. . . . . . www.ironwoods.com

Requirements | Economic Trends and Market Projections for

FIFC Tradelink Wood Products Inc.. . . . . . . 336-230-2220 . . . . . . www.tradelink-group.com

Wood Products | Lacey Act Enforcement and Due Diligence

BC UCS Forest Group

Guidance | U.S. Customs Enforcement, Classification and

Audits | Sustainable Trade Opportunities and Challenges |

Leadership and Business Strategies

- 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

32 Wood Brokerage International . . . . . . 800-453-3554. . . . . . www.woodbrokerage.com

Please contact contact IWPA for more information info@iwpawood.org • 703-820-6696 • www.iwpawood.org

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OUR GLOBAL SOURCING PROGRAMS PROCURE THE HIGHEST QUALITY LUMBER AND PANEL PRODUCTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE Decades ago we determined that it was not acceptable to simply buy products from offshore sources and only fulfill a logistics function to transport them to North American users. Instead HDI’s Global Sourcing Team works inside the vendors supply chain to ensure that every detail of the product’s production meets the high standards of HDI.

FOR INQUIRIES AND OPTIONS, CONTACT US TODAY!

HDI Import Lumber Division

HDI Import Panel Division

1-910-383-2578

1-425-525-2315

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1 – 9100 Lackey Road, Leland, NC 28451

2700 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT WWW.HDIDIST.COM


Together we Deliver the Difference across North America The UCS Forest Group spans North America, delivering global reach and regional knowledge. We combine our skills and services to bring the best lumber, panel products and specialty wood to our customers. Our comprehensive selection of hardwoods and softwoods, solid surface, composite panels and decorative surfaces offer superb quality and on-time delivery. We can supply FSCŽ Certified or CARB–TSCA compliant products. We provide a complete lumber and panel management solution, by working with our customers to determine exactly what they need, sourcing the product from a global network of high-quality suppliers and then delivering it on time, every time.

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International Wood 2018  

Established in 1956, IWPA is the leading international trade association for the North American imported wood products industry

International Wood 2018  

Established in 1956, IWPA is the leading international trade association for the North American imported wood products industry