Case Studies

In recent years we have witnessed significant changes in attitudes to wood and how it is used. The result is a widespread increase in the use of wood in building. The case studies below illustrate examples of how hardwoods have successfully worked to provide both form and function in building design.

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  • Why American hardwoods for furniture?

    Why American hardwoods for furniture?

    American hardwoods are known for their sustainability and the diversity they can offer furniture makers.

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  • But the trees are still there!

    But the trees are still there!

    Much has been said about the shortage and rising prices of Oak lumber. The trees are still there in the forest; just the market has changed.

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  • Thermally Modified Hardwood For Window Manufacturing

    Thermally Modified Hardwood For Window Manufacturing

    A case study exploring the suitability of thermally modified American hardwood timber for the construction of timber windows

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  • Infinity Bench

    Infinity Bench

    The London Design Festival presented another exciting opportunity for the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) to demonstrate the potential of U.S. hardwoods in exterior use.

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  • Leftovers Chair

    Leftovers Chair

    Davies’ interest in food and cooking led her to designing a chair that could be described in the form of a recipe. The chair is made up from a variety of hardwoods with a strong affiliation to food.

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  • Philip Koomen Trio

    Philip Koomen Trio

    Koomen’s trio in American soft maple show off the natural characteristics of the timber providing a useful and beautiful object to be enjoyed.

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