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Timber Theft: Little Noticed; Serious Illegal Drain of Forests

By Chuck Ray Posted: 11/09/2013 5:55PM

The investigator in this video makes a good point...that once timber is sawn, it is nearly impossible to tell legal from illegal timber.

Wood-Turned Lampshade Threatens Destruction of Pine Rainforest

By Chuck Ray Posted: 11/08/2013 10:50AM

Don't you love it when someone starts a sentence with "although I don't know much about the subject..." and then proceeds to give you their opinion anyway? Such is the case of postings to a Youtube video showing the making of a wood lamp shade.

Wood Science 101: Where Does Lumber Come From?

By Chuck Ray Posted: 08/20/2013 11:45AM

Many modern folk would have a hard time explaining where the natural gas in their home comes from, or how bread is made, or even what the very walls around them are made of. The same goes for lumber.

Why We'll Never Run Out of Energy

By Chuck Ray Posted: 07/22/2013 8:25PM

Science writer Charles Mann helps us understand what the Americas were really like before Columbus, not the romanticized vision of it that we have all been brought up to think.

Most Promising Wood Products Story of 2012 Update

By Chuck Ray Posted: 07/14/2013 10:02AM

The Four Corners Wood Products sawmill, a partnership between private business, the community and the federal government, is up and running in Eager, AZ.

Great Designs in Wood - Roentgen's Berlin Secretary Cabinet

By Chuck Ray Posted: 07/05/2013 9:54PM

Owned by King Frederick William II, the Roentgen Berlin cabinet is uniquely remarkable for its ornate decoration, mechanical complexity and sheer size.

Great Designs in Wood: The Pennsylvania Dutch Box

By Chuck Ray Posted: 06/19/2013 11:52AM

The Pennsylvania Dutch culture, and the artifacts that they left us, tell the story of fine woodworkers and artisans, who prize simple beauty in combination with functionality perhaps as much as any culture that ever existed on the face of the earth.

Kramer, Seinfeld Agree - Wood is Good; Rosanne Takes Up Logging

By Chuck Ray Posted: 06/09/2013 3:56PM

Need a laugh to escape the blahs. Remember...it could always be worse.

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