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More stories about Wood

  • A Short History Of Screws

    A long look back at the humble screw.

  • Weathertight Windows

    How a wet-climate builder details the layers to keep out the rain.

  • Reclaimed Old-Growth Oak Flooring

    Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring from HomerWood is milled from old-growth red and white oak salvaged from condemned barns.

  • Cedar Closet Liner

    It's no myth that cedar can protect clothing from moths, says the maker of CedarSafe Natural ClosetLiner.

  • Reclaimed Wood Flooring From HomerWood

    HomerWood. Reclaimed Hardwood flooring is crafted from slow-growth Appalachian timber from deconstructed barns in Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The kiln-dried wood features character markings such as nail holes, cracks, and mineral streaks. It comes with the companys low-luster Oil Naturals...

  • Custom Doors From Stock Slabs

    Use applied moldings create the look of a custom door for a fraction of the cost.

  • Products

    Bendable trim; burn-resistant sheathing; color-coded spackling; fastener-free hardwood flooring; lightweight drywall; pullout microwave; more

  • Pure Plywood

    Like lead and asbestos, formaldehyde was long considered an unpleasant but irreplaceable part of the building process. But this known carcinogen finally appears to be on its way out.

  • Sliding Nuts

    Over time, as the wood in a structure shrinks, continuous-rod seismic hold-downs can loosen and become less effective. The RAS Nut by Ratcheting Anchor Systems moves with the structure to stay tight.

  • Discouraged Equity Investors Turn to Development Opportunities

    Since the volume of acquisition opportunities never materialized as many investors had hoped, all of that pent-up equity on the sidelines is beginning to view new construction as a more attractive option.