Download Free Southern Pine Decks and Porches Guide

February 10, 2011

After debuting the new 12-page full-color Southern Pine Decks and Porches brochure at the 2011 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, the Southern Pine Council has made it available for download on its website, providing homeowners and contractors invaluable help with designing and building an outdoor living space. Offering insight on deck and porch construction from

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On Purchasing Sustainably Harvested Wood

April 24, 2010

Business-ethics.com recently responded to a reader who asked the question, “Which woods can I purchase without harming forests?” The short answer is, of course, to look for sustainably harvested woods, or even to seek out salvaged or reclaimed wood. Because, as the article states, “Wood products are essential to modern life. Without wood we wouldn’t

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Eco-Labels 101

April 20, 2010

Thanks to our friends at Inhabitat.com for enlightening their readers as to the mechanics behind the ever-evolving list of green certifications out there. See their excerpt below for explanations: FSC CERTIFIED (Forest Stewardship Council) – This certification accredits forest managers, manufacturing companies, and controlled wood products that exhibit responsible consumption of forest products. FSC is

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