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May 2014

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Deck safety tips
DECK SAFETY TIPS
MAY IS NATIONAL DECK SAFETY MONTH

As your thoughts turn to backyard entertaining, it's very important to make sure your deck is safe BEFORE your first family barbecue!

Take the First Step: Inspect Your Stairways »
Make Sure You Have Safe and Secure Railings »
Check for Split or Decayed Boards »
Loose and Corroded Fastener Inspection »
How to Inspect Ledgers, Girders and Joists »
Decks With Grills and Fire Pits »

 
 

Brazil Rainy Season Ending
RAINY SEASON ENDING
LOGS STARTING TO ROLL IN

The rainy season in Brazil is finally coming to an end. Roads that were once impassable have been re-opened allowing logs to be transported to our mills for processing. The prolonged rainy season has created delays in shipping and shortages of sustainably harvested tropical hardwoods worldwide.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS UPDATE »

 
 

Black Walnut: Wood of the Month
WOOD OF THE MONTH
BLACK WALNUT

American black walnut is one of our finest and most cherished native hardwoods. It is prized by woodworkers, craftsmen and carpenters for its rich dark color, stability and workability. The black walnut can be found growing from the Mississippi Valley to the Carolinas and from upstate NY to Florida.

MORE ABOUT BLACK WALNUT »

 
 

NEWS

DECK SAFETY NEWS
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Codes and Standards: A Deck Built to Fail »

INDUSTRY NEWS
Mastic and Deceuninck Knowingly Falsified Information about Oasis Decking »
What's Driving Architects in Green Building? »
USDA Plans Incentives for Constructing Wooden High-Rises »

MARKET NEWS
March 2014 Construction Spending Inches Upward
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More Than Half of the States Show Improving Housing Markets »

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