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California Redwood Association (CRA)

Since 1916, California Redwood Association is the only trade association concerned exclusively with the promotion of redwood products.

Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA)

The Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association is the rules writing agency for Eastern White Pine lumber and the grading authority for Eastern Spruce, Balsam Fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPFs) grouping, and other commercially important eastern softwood lumber species.

Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA)

The Southern Forest Products Association is a nonprofit trade association representing Southern Pine lumber producers.

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA)

The Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association is a trade association that represents solid sawn lumber manufacturing operations, lumber remanufacturing operations, lumber treating operations, and their suppliers in 17 states throughout the southeast.

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA)

The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association is a Vancouver (Canada) based non-profit association representing 27 quality producers of Western Red Cedar lumber products in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Western Wood Products Association (WWPA)

The Western Wood Products Association represents lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states and Alaska, providing Quality Assurance, Technical and Market Services.

ABOUT US

Need inspiration or information for your home building or remodeling project? Whether you’re a homeowner or a contractor, you’re in the right place! Wood, Naturally has everything you need to know about building and designing with wood – from how-to videos and articles to project plans and calculators.

Research has shown than natural elements in the home -- like wood -- lower stress levels. And we could all use with a little less stress, right?

Most popular front-end framework for developing responsive made for all skill levels, devices of all shapes, and projects of all sizes.

Adding a wood deck is one of the top remodeling projects for homeowner return on investment, at more than 70%, it’s higher than the ROI from a composite deck. Cha-chin

Most popular front-end framework for developing responsive made for all skill levels, devices of all shapes, and projects of all sizes.

When it comes to home construction, softwood lumber is less expensive than brick, steel, or concrete – and costs less to install.

Most popular front-end framework for developing responsive made for all skill levels, devices of all shapes, and projects of all sizes.

Wood stores carbon. Building with it instead of materials like composite decking, steel, and concrete reduces CO2 emissions and fossil fuel consumption. Yay, Planet Earth!

Most popular front-end framework for developing responsive made for all skill levels, devices of all shapes, and projects of all sizes.

Wood is renewable. Sustainable forestry practices ensured more trees were planted than harvested in the US over the last 50 years.

Most popular front-end framework for developing responsive made for all skill levels, devices of all shapes, and projects of all sizes.

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Why Lumber is the Better Environmental Choice Than Composite Decking

Why Lumber is the Better Environmental Choice Than Composite Decking

Debunk common misconceptions and become a conscientious consumer by learning about the benefits of wood and lumber over plastic and composite decking. By looking at the proper data, you can be well-informed on how to make a sustainable difference in the health and well-being of the environment.
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Redwood Pergola Transforms A Hollywood Hills Home

Redwood Pergola Transforms A Hollywood Hills Home

A pergola in a Hollywood Hills home is redesigned and transformed with durable and beautiful redwood.
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Tips for a Day of Unplugging

Tips for a Day of Unplugging

Self-taught carpenter Jen Woodhouse shares tips on how she uses wood at home to celebrate National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour period to unplug, relax, and do things other than using today’s technology, electronics, or internet.
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Real Moments

Real Moments

Real wood for life’s real moments. The natural beauty, performance, and affordability of wood turns a house into a home and a backyard into a gathering place. Wood inspires people to build their dreams
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Wisdom of Wood

Wisdom of Wood

No matter what your desired effect is, softwood lumber can help you achieve it. From adding a wall enhanced with wood, installing a sophisticated wood ceiling, or creating your dream outdoor oasis, wood allows you to add character and dimension to your home like no other material can.
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Modern Design Trends, Inspired by Dwell on Design

Modern Design Trends, Inspired by Dwell on Design

Interior designer Emily Henderson heads to Dwell on Design to answer the question, “If I were to build a modern house, what would I include?” Read on to peruse the latest trends in modern home design and architecture.
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Building To Code

For new softwood lumber projects, make sure you are building to code. Click here for links to residential and deck construction guides.

Appearance Lumber Grades + Patterns

Find details on softwood lumber's appearance applications, both for interior and exterior projects.

Structural Lumber Grades + Sizes

Using woods for residential framing and other structural applications can save time and money. Find helpful resources here.

Deck Safety and Annual Maintenance

Regular inspections and simple upkeep are vital to extend the life of a wood deck and to keep homeowners safe.

Span Tables + Calculators

A selection of third-party span tables for various wood species and projects.

Installation

Deck, siding, paneling and flooring instalation guides from third-party associations.

Treated Wood Use Categories

Learn more here about pressure-treated wood and how it protects from insects and decay.

Finishing

There are specific finishes, stains and coatings for each species of softwood lumber. Find out how to finish your next residential project here.

WOOD FAQ

What is softwood lumber used for?

What are the differences between wood and composite decking?

How do I remove lacquer from my wood deck?

What is the cost of softwood?

Where does my softwood lumber come from? Is it local?

How can I ensure my deck is safe and properly constructed?

What is softwood and how is it different from hardwood?

Is a wood deck difficult to maintain? What is the best way to clean and maintain my wood deck?

How long will my wood deck last?

How does softwood impact the environment? Isn’t it bad to cut down trees?

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