The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Monday, January 31, 2011

Great Designs in Wood (1) - The Penn State Forest Resources Building

I'll make it a habit to post great designs in wood as I come across them. The first is a series of case studies produced and shared by the Hardwood Council. Check out these beautiful designs featuring maple, ash, walnut, red and white oak, including the cherry woodwork and maple glulam beams here at our Penn State School of Forest Resources.

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