Hardwoods Specialty Products develops Echo Wood veneer panel in 19 colors
Hardwood Specialty Products Echo Wood engineered veneer.

Photo By Hardwood Specialty Products, Echo Wood

PHOENIX – Hardwoods Specialty Products says interior surfacing solutions it will present to the architectural and design community at NeoCon 2016 in Chicago next week.
Hardwoods offers a product range that provides design flexibility and customization for rustic and contemporary decorative surfaces, reconstituted wood veneers, hardwood lumber, fancy hardwood plywood, all available in a wide range of colors and textures.
For improved safety and product durability, Class “A” fire-rated or moisture resistant composite boards are also offered.. Visitors to Hardwoods Booth #7-1009 on the 7th Floor exhibit hall will discover the these product introductions throughout the brand new space:
Echo Wood is a rustic and refined veneer that takes the “risk or surprise factor” out of specifying natural wood veneers. Precisely engineered, these exotic wood veneers provide projects with consistent grain patterns and colors. They can be FSC approved, too. Echo Wood provides the highest quality, defect free architectural wood veneers, and laminated panels with perfectly matching edge tape. With 19 colors and an unlimited number of custom variations through its Architectural Design Creative Control Program, Echo Wood’s latest California-inspired collection includes four natural-looking wood grain patterns: Monterey, Napa, Malibu and Santa Monica.
Made in China, Echo Wood face veneer specifications say it will match an architect's sample. Veneers are cut from "A" grade Basswood or Ayous logs. Veneers are stacked in proprietary moulds to consistently produce the grain pattern to match the f architect's sample. Water soluble dyes are used to produce color of architect's sample. Wood block is cut into composite veneer, thus providing finished product equal to architect's sample. Finished veneer is dried to 10-12% moisture content.
Shinnoki features prefinished, veneered wood panels that offer a set of unique advantages to designers and millworkers alike. The patented “Mixmatch” slicing technique give the panels a natural, non-sequenced flow, resembling the look found in solid hardwood lumber. This innovative splicing method combined with the factory-controlled finish ensures a consistent product.
Distributed by Hardwoods, Shinnoki is ideal for large or multi-unit projects. Shinnoki panels are made with NAUF MDF panels and 12 of the 17 designs are FSC certified. All designs come with matching ABS and veneer edge tape.
Querkus is a line of design-oriented, semi-finished, European white oak wood panels utilizing thick veneers. Distributed by Hardwoods – the collection consists of 9 looks across 3 lines: Natural, reclaimed “Vintage” and Smoked. Querkus panels use the patented “Mixmatch" slicing technique that give them a natural and non-sequenced flow, resembling the look found in solid lumber. That characterful look is further accentuated by the (heavy) brushed or scratched surface structure. Querkus has matching edge tape available for each design.
Reflekt is a high-gloss acrylic surface distributed by Hardwoods, a breakthrough product in high-gloss acrylic panels that offers three innovations in mirror gloss surfaces: the most scratch-resistant, high-gloss surface available, impeccable surface consistency, and color richness that enhances depth and clarity.
Reflekt is suitable for interior vertical surfaces such as kitchen cabinets, vanities, closets, furniture, as well as store fixtures and displays. Reflekt panels are available in 16 colors — 4-foot-by-8-foot panels, 1/4-inch to 3 inches in thickness. The scratch-resistant acrylic layer is UV stabilized for lifetime color depth that retains its original luster, with no polishing required.
www.hardwoods-inc.com or visit Booth #7-1009 at NeoCon 2016 in Chicago, June 13-15.

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Bill wrote for WoodworkingNetwork.com, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for WoodworkingNetwork.com.

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In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.