Preservative Treated Wood

What are those Commodity Specifications referenced by the building codes? AWPA U1 referenced by the code specifies wood preservative treatments by application, exposure, and type of wood product. Know what the terms mean to be sure you get the intended..

Wood Finishing Standards

What finishing product should I specify for casework? Wood flooring? There are so many choices. How do I know which product is best?

Wood Door Veneer Faces

Avoid surprises! Is this what you expect doors to look like?

What Is Your Best Source for Product Research?

Because of discussions about a current project, I got to thinking: Just what is the best product research source? Since there are so many sources, what can you believe?

Straight Grained Wood

Are you expecting straight grained wood for your project? Use the right terms to get what you want. Quarter Cut and Rift Cut wood produces similar straight grain results. However, there are differences and limitations. Learn how to distinguish between..

Naturally Decay Resistant Wood

Wood's natural decay resistance is dependent on species selection and the part of the tree that is used. Tropical rainforest species are not required for durable wood in exterior applications. Learn what US native species are sustainable alternatives and..

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