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Plywood & Veneer Project Highlights

The forests provide a natural, wondrous and renewable palette of wood species in an amazing multitude of colors and grain patterns. There are literally thousands of species globally that spark the imagination of our readers. Below is a sampling of projects featured in the annual award-winning 
International Wood showcasing exotic wood species and the complementary relationship domestic and imported species provide for architects and designers.



Feature Articles, Past Issues

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International Plywood & Veneers


The Miniot Collection 

Miniot adds a touch of elegance and a mantle of protection to an iPad of iPhone. Learn more about unique iPad covers handcrafted out of woods from around the world. 

Restaurant: Possible with Plywood

Meranti/lauan plywood is a standard workhorse material. See why Facilities Concepts Inc. use that product for walls and support seating in restaurant environments. 

Going Global
High-end architectural and design applications are benefiting from the diversity of international wood.

Curb Appeal
Northwest Door manufactures gorgeous garage doors with exotic plywood. 

Mardi Gras Magic
Imported Plywood expands the possibilities of prop design and float construction for celebrations on the bayou and beyond.

Trade Shows, A Snap With Plywood
Trade shows are an estimated $100 billion a year industry in the US alone. At the heart of these temporary epicenters is imported plywood.

Innovation Continues to Drive the RV Industry
The RV industry has been innovatively using imported woods like lauan plywood since the 1970s.

High-Fashion Veneers Make High-End Kitchens
Pentco Industries pioneering high-end Euro cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

Kitchen Confidential: Cabinets and Countertops
Kitchen design heightens the use of imported woods.

Imported Woods Help Manufacture a Dream Come True
Imports complement the work at hand for U.S. manufacturers of factory-built homes.

Dolan Cellaratte | Moose Antler Chair
Fine woodworker Trevor O’Neil transforms the mundane into creative, functional pieces of art using Baltic birch plywood.


2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
2011 Edition features Winning with Wood, Trade Shows, A Snap with Plywood, Veneers, A Tradition of Adding Class, Restaurant: Possible with Plywood, International Floors and Decks, Beech-Ipe, A Rocky Mountain High, Ready-Made Home 2010 Edition of International Wood, featuring International Floors and Decks, Plywood: Hard Working and Good Looking, Built to Last, Designing for Good, All Hands on Deck (with Cumaru) International Wood, featuring the Leading Edge of Design: Exotic Wood Floors and Decks, Sacred Spaces, Inspirational Species, Contemporary Approaches to Stately Renovations, Pet-Tastic Designs Imported Wood, featuring: Ipe Creates a Sparkling Oasis in Downtown Houston, Plywood-Star of Stage and Screen, Sustaining Harmony with Sustainable Wood, Puttin' on the Retail Ritz with Veneer


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