Photographer/filmmaker Brett Foxwell, who has expertise with both stop-motion and time-lapse techniques, created this very surprising video by shaving logs down layer-by-layer, then stitching still shots of the cross-sections together: WoodSwimmer from bfophoto on Vimeo.Writes Foxwell: I became fascinated with the possibilities of a sci-fi world based on the
In the Manhattan blocks surrounding us are a Maya-Lin-designed museum with exterior wood cladding, a French restaurant with exterior wooden planters, and a bar with an outdoor wooden bench. These wooden surfaces looked great when they were first installed--then went to hell after just one or two NYC winters. If wood is going to sit outside, it needs to be treated in order to weather the elements.
African Mahogany aka Khaya ivorensis. African Mahogany is the common name for a multitude of species variants, the two most common of which are Khaya ivorensis and Khaya senegalensis. At J. Gibson McIlvain, we only stock a couple of these species and we keep close track of which is which
Red Oak, like most of the North American Oaks, is very hearty and grows quite large, which results in high availability and affordable pricing. Red Oak is a strong species that bends rather well due to its open grain structure, but it can dull cutting edges rapidly,
White Oak (Quercus Alba) is an outstanding domestic hardwood that is widely available and therefore quite affordable. It is a very strong wood that displays a very straight and consistent grain. This feature makes White Oak very versatile and easy to match when making wider panels, and as such,
Afrormosia (Pericopsis elata) - Popularity of wood species comes and goes just like architecture and fashion styles. In fact, these elements usually feed each other. As styles change, materials and industries shift to meet the demand for raw materials. Over the last few years we have seen a growing demand
Western Red Cedar, Thuja Plicata. Western Redcedar is the top grade. Although not a true Cedar, Western Redcedar shares many of the same properties and has therefore been given the cedar name. The Redcedar is actually from the Cypress family, and it is often spelled "Redcedar" as one
Maple is one of the widest spread species in North America and can be found in nearly every region of the continent. Here are the differences between Hard and Soft Maple. Hard Maple - Hard Maple is also known as Rock Maple or Sugar Maple, and as one of its names implies, it is very hard for a
Spanish CedarCedrela huberi, odorata, fissilis Our Spanish Cedar Lumber was used to make this great Treehouse by Lancaster County Timber Frames Despite its name, Spanish Cedar is not only a hardwood (and therefore not a Cedar at all), but it is also not Spanish. Spanish Cedar actually comes from the
Jatoba is probably most commonly known in North America as "Brazilian Cherry" and it has been adopted largely by the flooring industry. The deep red color is stunning and the hardness and stability make it an excellent flooring option so this adoption is pretty natural. But Jatoba is
Poplar Lirodendron tulipifera Poplar, lacking bold coloration or an exciting grain pattern, doesn't often get the respect we feel it deserves. The Poplar tree is widespread across all of North America and Europe, and it grows very rapidly and to large sizes, meaning it's very easy to sustain. Because
Alaskan Yellow Cedar grows along the Pacific coast of North America from Oregon up into Canada and Alaska. It likes moist climates, and thus it is only found along coastal areas. Slow growth means closely packed rings for a very strong and consistent wood grain.
Cylindricum Sapele is in the same family as Mahogany and the same genus as Utile, and it, therefore, shares many of the same qualities with these woods. Hailing from Africa, Sapele contains an interlocking grain that produces light and dark ribbon stripes throughout the boards. Sapele
This continuation of the Wood Species series is written by Shannon Rogers, a/k/a The Renaissance Woodworker and founder of The Hand Tool School. It has been provided courtesy of the J. Gibson McIlvain Lumber Company, where Rogers works as Director of Marketing. Utile/SipoEntandrophragma utile Flat sawn Utile on the left,
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