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FREE Greenbuilding Webinar: Decorative Hardwood Plywood - A Beautifully Sustainable Choice, September 9, 12 pm EDT


by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain in-depth knowledge of decorative hardwood plywood, focusing on its manufacture, uses, and sustainability. It will discuss visual grading, the natural characteristics of wood, types of … more...

  Filed under: Wood

0 replies | 553 views | Posted on: 08/20/2020 | Last updated: 08/20/2020

VIDEO: Azek - Recycled Content Decking and a More Realistic Grain Look

by Rate It Green Team

If you’re in the market for decking materials, check out Matt Hoots' interview with Patrick Barnds from Azek at the International Builders Show/Kitchen & Bathroom Show! Patrick shares a window into recent developments… more...

  Filed under: Decking

0 replies | 1287 views | Posted on: 07/29/2020 | Last updated: 08/04/2020

Making the leap to LVLs

by NobleHome Affordable, passive solar, easy to build kit houses

We have always been proud that we use solid lumber in our home kits. This isn't always easy in modern construction. Solid wood tends to bend, crack, or warp and it can contains knots where you don't want them. From an engineering point-of-v… more...

0 replies | 564 views | Posted on: 10/27/2015 | Last updated: 10/27/2015

Please help my Mother-In-Law with a simple Intro to MDF products :)


by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

My mother-in-law is building a new home, and she wants an introduction to the difference between MDF and "real wood." I'd like to get her information from someone who is an expert in this area. Can you help - thanks in advance! Specifi… more...

  Filed under: Engineered Lumber Products

4 replies | 2736 views | Posted on: 05/06/2015 | Last updated: 05/13/2015


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