European birch is one of those woods that is very plain — except when it isn’t. Some of the distinctive patterns yielded include flame and curly figures. Another figure of note is Karelian birch, known also as Karelian burl and Masur birch.
Two plywood suppliers, Houston Plywood and Holland Southwest International, have teamed up. Houston Plywood is a supplier of domestic plywood; Holland Southwest International has been a wholesaler of plywood for over 60 years.
The answer on finishing Ancient Wood's 50,000 year old Kauri is "very carefully." Recovered from prehistoric peat bogs in New Zealand, this wood prices at $40 a board foot for flat sawn grain, $60 for quarter sawn and up to $100 for Whitebait, a rare grain pattern that turns iridescent when sanded properly.
Reintroduced by U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Freedom from Over-Criminalization and Unjust Seizures (FOCUS) Act of 2015 would amend the Lacey Act by substituting criminal penalties with a “reasonable” civil penalty system, and reducing maximum fines from $500,000 to $200,000. It would also remove all references to “foreign law” within the Lacey Act.
MADISON, WI - Semiconductor chips made almost entirely of wood have been developed by research teams at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Madison-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL).