More stories about Lumber

  • Lacey Act Enforces Legal Lumber Sourcing

    Even certified lumber can be illegal. New enforcement crackdown puts emphasis on verifying lumber sources.

  • Composite or PVC: Which One is Best?

    Tell dealers a species or grade of wood and, more likely than not, they can envision exactly what you're talking about and detail its qualities. But then try asking them to explain what makes one brand's wood-plastic composite (WPC) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) decking or trim different from...

  • USDA Ramps Up Pro-Wood, Pro-Green Policies

    Agriculture secretary announces plans to preferentially select wood in the agency’s new building projects, enhance research in green building materials, and look for ways to show off wood as a green material in big buildings.

  • Red, White, Blue, and Green: Warroad, Minnesota

    Part 2 of 5 examining five winning projects of the GSA’s 2010 Design Awards

  • New + Notable

    20 products for green-built homes, including an electric-vehicle charging station, an energy management system, and insulated framing.

  • Insulated, Engineered Stud From EC Mfg.

    EC Mfg. Thermal bridging through wood framing accounts for significant heat loss in every home. The rSTUD is an engineered stud with a foam thermal break sandwiched between two pieces of LVL to create typical nominal-dimensioned studs. The high-density foam delivers stud R-values of 7 for a 2x4 and...

  • Decay-Resistant Cedar Siding From Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

    Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. Available in a range of patterns and grades, Western red cedar is naturally resistant to decay and insects and can be left untreated for a natural patina or painted or stained. Wood from SFI-, FSC-, and CSA-certified forests can be specified. The product is...

  • Old Is New Again

    The Flip House remodel re-used nearly all of the materials deconstructed from the original 1924 home.

  • New + Notable

    New products for green-built homes.

  • Product Review: Exterior Cladding

    When it comes to selecting siding, there are lots of options--and no silver bullet. Here's what attributes to look for.