At AHEC we strive to influence the way people think about hardwood as a material. We have seen a revolution in timber use and it is creating new opportunities. Many hardwoods have a performance that can’t be ignored, which can provide huge benefits to designers, architects and engineers. This is something we communicate through our own creative projects, capture in our case studies of work from others and demonstrate through examples of use; providing new and exciting references of how American hardwoods are the perfect material in terms of form and function.

If you would like to submit a case study or example of American hardwoods in use, please europe [at] americanhardwood.org (subject: case%20study%20%2F%20example) (get in touch).

Experimental collaborations with creative partners to push the boundaries of what American hardwoods are capable of structurally, aesthetically and environmentally.

The Smile
The Smile showcased the extraordinary qualities of American tulipwood
Our Projects
The Butler
David Chipperfield Architects created this practical but novel piece of furniture
Our Projects
Along the Lines of Happiness
Pushing the limits of American soft maple, American cherry and American red oak
Our Projects

Work from others, demonstrating the performance benefits of American hardwoods around the globe.

Bostanli footbridge and sunset lounge

An urban space in Izmir – Turkey, created from thermally modified U.S. ash.

Case Studies
Organic Staircase

A unique, sculptural U.S tulipwood staircase in an Israel office. 

Case Studies
Gray's Inn Road

A landscaped terrace redesigned using thermally-modified U.S. ash. 

Case Studies

Pratical references of American hardwoods in use.