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David Adjaye chose tulipwood for his London Design Festival project last year

Outside roots

New research could lead to increased exterior use of one of the most prolific of American hardwoods

Published:  29 June, 2009

Renzo Piano used American cherry throughout the Rome Auditorium

American cherry has a fine, uniform straight grain

The charm of cherry

The rich tones of American cherry give warmth to interior finishes. David Venables, director, American Hardwood Export Council, Europe, Middle East and India, reports

Published:  08 August, 2008

American white oak is one of the most sought after woods for joinery and furniture

The white stuff

American white oak has been used in high-profile architecture around the world. Michael Buckley of World Hardwoods reports

Published:  22 February, 2008

Tulipwood was the material of choice for a community centre at St Paul’s, where a blonde hardwood was required

Blossoming Tulipwood

The main applications for tulipwood are furniture and interior joinery, but research into its structural potential shows it has the strength of a hardwood but the weight of a softwood. Michael Buckley of World Hardwoods reports

Published:  07 December, 2007

Hard maple was used for the wall panelling and ceiling grid in Santander Group’s new Madrid headquarters

Making maple a staple

Maple is an ideal species for flooring, interior joinery and furniture. Michael Buckley of World Hardwoods reports

Published:  01 August, 2007

Red oak has many interior joinery applications

America's best kept secret

Red oak is ideal for flooring, doors, panelling and staircases and, says Michael Buckley of World Hardwoods, deserves to be more popular

Published:  02 April, 2007

FSC-certified ash was specified for Foster's Sage Gateshead

A timber of two halves

American ash is the ideal hardwood for anything from construction through to joinery and furniture. Michael Buckley of World Hardwoods explains

Published:  10 December, 2006

FSC-certified red louro was used to clad new student accommodation and teaching facilities at St Anne’s College, Oxford

Multiple choice

Mike Packer from Timbmet Silverman looks at some of the alternative and more unusual timber options available to specifiers, contractors and joinery companies today

Published:  23 October, 2006

Bruynzeel marine plywoods are being used in buildings featuring fully-exposed timber panelling

Making the best choice

In the latest in a series of articles looking at alternatives to the most common and popular species of timber, Mike Packer of Timbmet Silverman takes a look at some of the options from the world of panel products and a very different range of ‘healthy’ mouldings

Published:  20 July, 2006