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Wide Plank Eastern White Pine: Flooring for Every Interior Style

Searching for the perfect flooring wide plank flooring for easy installation, no-fuss maintenance and lots of character? Wide plank Eastern White Pine is a durable American classic, developing its own unique character and actually growing more durable with use as the years pass. These two examples from Bingham Flooring are classically beautiful. Here’s what the …

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Alpine Architecture Reimagined in Modern Wooden Form

Just how easily can modern wooden architecture blend into existing environments, even when neighboring buildings are historic and traditionally styled? When they’re designed with thoughtfulness and sensitivity, new buildings with contrasting design styles can actually augment the beauty of any given area. While materials like concrete, steel and prefabricated elements might appear too harsh or …

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Fact Check: Is the United States Cutting Down Too Many Trees?

Deforestation is putting the Earth in danger. There’s no question that too many trees are being clear-cut around the world, leading to habitat loss and eliminating a vital defense against climate change. Most of that is the result of unregulated or illegal timber harvesting in places like Brazil, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, …

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White Pine Monographs: Sheathing Techniques of Yesterday & Tomorrow

The Northeast is full of beautiful old homes and other structures that were built before the turn of the 20th century, many of them still in excellent condition, with the kind of sturdy construction that modern builders and materials aspire to match. You could attribute this to the fine craftsmanship produced by time-honored manual techniques, …

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Wood Design & Building Awards: Check Out the 2017 Winners!

Every year, Wood Design & Building Magazine holds a competition for the most awe-inspiring and beautiful architectural projects in which wood plays a significant role. The winners get a spread in the magazine’s winter edition as well as a feature in the book Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture. Judges look for projects that highlight wood’s …

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1,148 Feet of Timber: World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper Planned for Tokyo

So many tall timber building projects have been announced over the last few years, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Wood construction is definitely on an upward trend around the world as architects, developers and government officials realize just how sustainable, beautiful, safe, durable and affordable it can be. Right now, with dozens …

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