News archive

Tag: hardwoods

Editor’s pickAmerican hardwood lumber exports to Asia surge 17% in 2017

AHEC, American hardwoods, oak

American oak veneer being prepared in a factory in Vietnam. Image: Turnstone Singapore   The full year of 2017 saw the largest exports ever on record for American hardwoods, with an increase of 17 per cent by value for lumber over 2016, according to new data from the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC). That gives the American hardwood …

Editor’s pick"Inside Out": TMT American hardwoods debut in SEA

TMT, American hardwoods

While thermally modified timber is not new, what is, is the availability of thermally modified American hardwoods in Asia. The use of American hardwoods has been mainly inside buildings since the pioneer European settlers arrived in the new world.  Of course they used hardwoods like red oak for barns, fencing and railways ties, but the prime …

Editor’s pickThe Smile – A development in hardwood CLT

American Hardwoods, CLT, AHEC, The Smile

By World Hardwoods Although Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is not new, high-rise buildings are now popping up all over the world, showing the environmental way for a new age of wood. Well-known Dutch architect Alex de Rijke recently predicted in an article entitled, “Timber is the New Concrete”, that timber would be the dominant …

Editor’s pickThermally-modified American ash proves a success for coastal structure in Izmir

Thermally-modified Ash, American hardwoods, Bostanli Footbridge, Bostanlı Sunset Lounge

Bostanli Footbridge and Bostanlı Sunset Lounge promise a new urban space to experience different forms of 'idleness' The ‘Bostanlı Footbridge’ and ‘Bostanlı Sunset Lounge’ by Studio Evren Başbuğ Architects were created for the İzmir Sea coastal regeneration project.  Opened in July 2016, the site has …

QWEB: Hardwoods grow remarkably well in Quebec

QWEB, Canada, hardwoods

Palais Montcalm in Quebec, home of the Violons du Roy orchestra. The interiors are fitted in Hard maple and Red oak. The colour resembles that of a violin. Hardwoods grow remarkably well in Quebec, which is why a new information sheet has been launched to showcase its brilliance. The online resource highlights what can be done with Canadian …