Spotted at High Point Fall Market: 4 Trends to Watch For
  We recently returned from High Point, N.C., where we attended the Fall 2018 High Point Market. Dubbed “fashion week for home furnishings,” High Point Market – the largest furnishings industry trade show in the \world –  boasts 11.5 million square feet of showspace, featuring everything from furniture and casegoods... read more >
Proof Positive: Your Role in the Responsible – and Sustainable – Hardwood Supply Chain
With several species and grades available, hardwoods – whether American or exotic – are cost-effective and high-quality materials suitable for a range of applications and industries, from furniture and cabinetry manufacturing to interior design and construction. An added benefit is that hardwoods are often considered an environmentally friendly and renewable... read more >
Northwest Hardwoods Provides American Tulipwood for Unique Installation at the 2018 London Design Festival
Through its membership with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), which promotes American hardwoods overseas and is a partner of The London Design Festival, Northwest Hardwoods has donated American tulipwood for a pavilion installation called MultiPly to be featured in the Sackler courtyard of the Victoria & Albert Museum in... read more >
Northwest Hardwoods to Launch New Marketing Campaign
From on-time and on-grade products to an unwavering commitment to its customers, Northwest Hardwoods continues to think ahead and lead with high-quality products and approaches to market. The company announced the launch of its new marketing campaign, Lumber Brings Everything to Life at IWF 2018, which unites its two brands... read more >
On Trend: Cabinetry
Cabinetry is a great way to add functionality and style to a space – whether a kitchen, bathroom, basement or laundry room. But, it can also be a substantial investment, so it must be built to last. That’s why hardwoods – offering a combination of versatility, durability and beauty –... read more >
Northwest Hardwoods Donates $25,000 Worth of Lumber to Oregon State University’s Forestry Program
Northwest Hardwoods has donated $25,000 worth of lumber to the new Forestry Complex at Oregon State University. The lumber donation of alder wood will uniquely and innovatively be used as cladding for the outside of the new building.   The Oregon State University College of Forestry is an internationally-recognized leader... read more >
Wood 101: Alder
Photo Courtesy of Canyon Creek Cabinet Co.   Workable. Versatile. Beautiful. It’s easy to see why alnus rubra – better known as Alder – has gained popularity in the global wood industry, particularly among cabinetry and furniture makers. What is Western Alder The primary hardwood of the west, alder grows within the... read more >
Ponderosa Pine Now Available from the Appearance Lumber Experts : Northwest Hardwoods
At first glance, Ponderosa Ppine, a softwood, could seem like an unusual product offering for a hardwoods lumber company. But this standout pine's beauty, easy workability and versatility are inspiring growing interest from our customers and home consumers alike. At Northwest Hardwoods (NWH), we saw the opportunity to apply our... read more >
Exotic Decking Profile : Mukulungu, or African Redwood
The working properties of African Redwood, or Mukulungu, make it ideal for decks, siding and other outdoor applications. African Redwood, or Mukulungu, is an exotic hardwood ideally suited for commercial or residential applications, including decking, because of its durability, rich color and fine texture. It also happens to be a... read more >
NWH Moves into New, Wood Forward Headquarters
Question: How many species of wood can be integrated into the headquarters of the world's largest manufacturer and global supplier of hardwood lumber? The answer: About 30 different species. In June 2017, Northwest Hardwoods (NWH) moved its company headquarters, home to about 60 employees, four blocks to a new office... read more >
Northwest Hardwoods Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation and Growth
The alder tree: understated, fast-growing and resilient. This is how Northwest Hardwoods veteran and current Hardwood Lumber Product Manager, Dave Bosley, views the company that gave him his start 39 years ago. “Working at Northwest Hardwoods has been like being on a rocket,” said Bosley, who has witnessed the company... read more >
Northwest Hardwoods, Inc. and 3D Source Jointly Announce Major Industry Innovation to Solve Key Interior Design Challenge
Tacoma, Washington - Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality hardwood lumber in North America, has teamed up with 3D Source, a provider of 3D interactive, animation, modeling and print services. The collaboration is aimed at helping homeowners see, through instant, photo-realistic design tools, the beauty of natural... read more >
Understanding Your Wood Material : A Case Study Using Pacific Coast Maple
If you're thinking of trying a new wood species for a project, research is key to your success. Choosing the best wood material for the job requires more than evaluating options based on looks, durability and grade—it’s also important to consider stability. Knowing how stable a species is helps you... read more >
Evolving Plywood
The origin of plywood dates back to 1500 BC when Egyptians overlaid their works of art with thin pieces of wood. Veneering provided a means to extend a limited or valuable resource. That concept still holds value today. However veneering is just one of the many valuable applications of plywood... read more >
5 Reasons to Be Inspired by Hardwood Cross : Laminated Timber
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is inspiring architects worldwide. Here in North America, architects throughout Canada and the United States are designing innovative CLT-framed buildings as sustainability showpieces. Until recently, softwoods provided the primary lumber to manufacture CLT. The newest innovation in mass timber is hardwood cross laminated timber. Architect Magazine called... read more >
Hardwoods & Sustainable Forestry with Forester Chris Guth
When asked what the biggest misconception is about his job as Timber Resource Manager for Northwest Hardwoods (NWH) in northwest Pennsylvania, Christopher Guth laughs and says quickly, "When I say I’m a forester, people think I mean forest ranger. They think I’m up in a fire tower looking for smoke."... read more >