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    by WFB Editors | December 2008/January 2009

      North Carolina appears to be the state where the unimaginable becomes reality. It was the setting for the first seconds of manned flight, and...

  • Geneticists Plan to Create Glowing Trees

    by Karly McMillan | December 2013/January 2014

      Trees have plenty of uses beyond wood flooring, and now one company is working to add another: no-emission lighting. The crowd-funded Glowing...

  • Biodegradable Urn Plants Tree with Ashes

    by Karly McMillan | October/November 2013

    Photos courtesy of Bios Urn End-of-life planning isn't the cheeriest of subjects, but Spanish designer Gerard Moline has created a simple and...

  • Wood Watch Maker Plants a Tree for Every Sale

    by Karly McMillan | October/November 2013

    The watch on the left is made with maple and milling scraps of redwing celtis flooring. The watch on the right is made of guaiaco, a naturally...

  • How One Contractor Handles the RRP Rules & Sanding Lead

    by Jay Daniel Moore | August/September 2013

    I grew up in rural New Kent County on a farm, which my grandfather bought in the Tidewater region of Virginia back in the 1940s. On this farm in...

  • Design Student Makes Paper into Wood

    by Karly McMillan | August/September 2013

    Photos Courtesy of Vij5   Man has been turning wood into paper since 105 A.D.; now a company in the Netherlands is turning paper into wood....

  • Wood Floor Maker Helps Orchard Clean Up After Natural Disasters

    by Karly McMillan | June/July 2013

    Photos courtesy of Ann Sacks   Dixon's Apple Orchard had a rough year in 2011, starting with a late frost that threatened production at the...

  • Vintage Moments: Flip Through 1915 MFMA Brochure

    by Doug Dalsing | October/November 2012

    "It was a woman who threw a skin she had cured with her own hands on the floor of the rude tent to cover the stain of blood on the pounded clay...

  • When Making Green Marketing Claims, Tread Carefully

    by Thomas A. Cohn | August/September 2012

    The popularity of eco-friendly products touches nearly every part of the U.S. economy, and the hardwood flooring industry is certainly no exception....

  • Great Green Payoff: Succeeding With FSC-Certified Flooring

    by Laura Kaplan-Nieto | August/September 2012

    John James/Tropical Forest Trust In a perfect world, hardwood flooring would materialize with no damage or loss to the world's forests. Until that...