When managed responsibly, the U.S. hardwood forests are rich in sustainable material. To ensure healthy forests of the future, we must [...]
American cherry had a long period of popularity in furniture making, it became less popular but is on the verge of a revival, owing to [...]
Life cycle assessment calculates the environmental impacts involved in making and using a product. Using timber as a material is a [...]
Wood’s capabilities as a strong yet sustainable building material are becoming more and more recognised. Innovative methods of building [...]
American tulipwood grows across North America and is one of the most sustainable and prolific hardwoods in the USA.
AHEC has [...]
It’s a common misconception that trees take hundreds of years to grow. In fact, each species of tree grows at it its own pace. In [...]
Not only does wood perform and present beautifully as design material, it is a natural, renewable and sustainable choice for designers [...]
Along with being renowned for its delicate colour, hardness, fine grain and finishing quality that makes the species popular among [...]
When timber is harvested, the carbon dioxide absorbed by the tree is locked in, making timber an excellent carbon store. A sustainably [...]
When choosing hardwood, it has become even more important to strike a balance between what the market demands and what nature is [...]
Selection harvesting is one of the forest management methods used by land owners in the U.S. It’s a really effective way of maintaining [...]
Our forests have a rich history which has helped to shape how the resource is cared for and used sustainably today. These forests serve [...]
In this bitesize episode, we explore American walnut and all of its properties and uses. The episode features an interview with Mira [...]
In this episode we look into the social aspects of wood and how timber education is approached across different levels: from amateur [...]
A bitesize episode exploring American cherry and all of its unique properties, featuring architect Ian Ritchie.
Season three of Words on Wood kicks off with an exploration of tree diseases through the lens of ash, looking into the risks posed to [...]
To celebrate the launch of Perpetuum Mobile, and the return of Milan Design Week, host Oli Stratford speaks to Benedetta Tagliabue, the [...]
A bitesize episode exploring American cherry and all of its unique properties, featuring UK based designer Mac Collins.
Faced with the challenges posed by illegal logging, a global consortium of organisations has now turned to science to find a solution [...]
A bitesize episode exploring American hard maple and all of its unique properties, featuring Danish designer Maria Bruun.
A bitesize episode exploring American red oak and all of its unique features. Host Oli Stratford speaks to designer Tomoko Azumi about [...]
Wood is an ancient material, but one that is still providing designers with new processes, forms and techniques. In this episode, the [...]
A bitesize episode exploring American tulipwood, its properties and commentary from architect Alison Brooks on its use in The Smile [...]
Given the opportunities and challenges facing the construction of tall timber buildings, what role does wood have to play in the future [...]
Hear about the opportunities to use timber within architecture and design to improve our mental wellbeing and physical health, with [...]
While technology and digital processes accelerate and permeate design, a number of designers have turned towards traditional craft [...]
Guests Formafantasma, Rupert Oliver and Constance McDermott break down all of the complexities around illegal logging and explain what [...]
Learn about the significance of forests to climate change, their role in reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and the importance of [...]
Insights into the fundamental issues surrounding forests, and how these impact upon the timber that eventually ends up in buildings [...]
This publication combines AHEC’s guide to species and the guide to lumber grades in to a single illustrated and comprehensive guide to [...]
This briefing draws on information from a range of recent studies to show how a policy of active forest management including[...]
All products have an impact on the environment and this impact can occur at any time during the manufacture, usage or at end of life[...]