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Less stress because of wood

A few words about Mr. David Fell’ study: For his experiment, the researcher set up two identical offices – one with a wood environment (furniture and blinds in a light colour – birch) and the other without (white furniture and blinds) – and then gave 120 students in...

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Wood for health

Throughout history, human contact with nature and natural elements has been associated with health, whether physical or psychological. Among the Greeks, Aristotle attributed therapeutic virtues to the colour green and philosophers found inspiration in olive...

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Montréal Wood Convention 2019

Save the date!: March 24 to 26, 2020 Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montréal Consult the presentations or watch the 2019 conferences:...

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Basswood (Tilia americana)

Habitat ─ Basswood is found throughout the deciduous and Great Lakes-St.Lawrence forest region as far east as western New-Brunswick and westwards along the rivers into the grasslands in Manitoba. It grows in mixture with other hardwoods, and makes its best growth on...

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Creative Souls

A soul is an abstract notion. However, most people would readily agree that all living things have a soul.  The amazing creative spirit of designers, inventors, artists, artisans and manufacturers is what gives a soul back to wood when they make a floor, a piece of...

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Beech (Fagus grandifolia) : A species you’ll learn to love

Until quite recently, Beech wood was not particularly in demand. In fact, you didn’t hear much about it. But since it now features prominently inside the Montréal Symphony Orchestra’s new concert hall, it is molto accelerando fortissimo (very quickly gaining in...

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Create what you want with Hardwoods from Canada

For many years now, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau has published a blog called CREATE WHAT YOU WANT WITH HARDWOODS. The main mandate of this communication tool is to show designers, architects and key influencers what can be done with hardwoods from eastern North...

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Baseball bats made of Canadian Hard Maple

Bruno Couture, Hardwood Manager, had the opportunity to work on another niche product in recent years. Baseball bats in higher leagues and Major League Baseball are made of wood. The best known types of wood are ash and sugar maple. However, not just anyone can make...

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Color

Hardwood flooring companies are aware of what is happening in all areas of interior design so they direct their development accordingly. Furniture, kitchen cabinets, decorative accessories, materials, textures, shapes and colors of course are important to consider in...

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Bird’s Eye Maple from Canada

Sugar maple can feature a very particular figure in its wood grain called bird’s eye. For several generations, people believed that these wood grain variations were caused by insects. Studies have still not fully explained how these small eyes or swirls occur, but the...

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