Architecture + Wood

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Photographed at Galt House Hotel

A buildings architecture may be the one thing you remember when you leave.  It sets the mood and says something about the space.  Walls, doors, ceilings, and floors; wood is as diverse as it gets when it comes to architecture.  From the modern look of grain matched wall panels to the elegance of mahogany style and rail doors, it is easy to see woods versatility.  Architecture is its own area when it comes to wood products.  The Architecture + Wood Series elaborates on the application of wood as it applies to architecture.

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WWII Wood Posters

During WWII, the United States set an impressive bench mark for unity and home front efforts that has yet to be matched. Everyone was expected to do what they could to help. Goods were rationed and factories were diverted from their primary products to products that could directly support the war time efforts. Lumber and wood product industries took and active part in these efforts. The United States government want to make sure they had a reliable supply chain for all wood goods. Continue reading