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Imported Wood – The Guide to Applications, Sources and Trends is a publication of the I t is our pleasure to present the second edition of Imported Wood – The Guide to Applications, Sources and Trends. This publication is your single source for learning about the many applications for imported wood products and background on the environmental issues surrounding their sustainable forest management and use. Imported Wood is distributed to 15,000 overseas suppliers, U.S. and Canadian importers, distributors, manufacturers, and key architects and designers involved in specifying imported wood products in North America. This issue includes a wealth of product information and design ideas. We focus on a range of applications – from specialty applications, like marina renovations along the beautiful North Carolina coast to rooftop deck masterpieces in Dallas – to the more commercial, like new and remodeled home construction, custom and mass-produced kitchen cabinetry, and motor ho mes. There is an imported wood for every imaginable use. IWPA’s member directory, beginning on page 58 provides contact information for the more than 205 members of our association who stand ready to help with product sourcing, species information, and transportation and distribution on a wide variety of products. Working with IWPA members has additional benefits. Our members produce to exacting quality standards and subscribe to a procurement policy that ensures the products they sell are legally sourced from the country of origin. We hope you find this an inspiring publication, with practical information on how to enhance projects and manage costs through the use of affordable, beautiful and durable imported wood products. International Wood Products Association (IWPA) and its CURE (Conservation, Utili- zation, Reforestation, Education) program. IWPA is the only association in the United States committed to the promotion and en- hancement of sustainable trade in imported hardwood and softwood products. CURE is the educational outreach program of IWPA. IWPA/CURE would like to thank the advertisers, full listing available at page 62, who provided the financial support that made this publication possible. In addi- tion, we thank the following organizations for their support and cooperation, insight and energy, in producing and distribut- ing this annual publication: The American Home Furnishings Alliance, Architectural Woodwork Institute, Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association, International Wood Markets Group, International Tropical Tim- ber Organization, National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers, National Marine Manufacturers Association, USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory, and the Wood Moulding & Millwork Pro- ducers Association. Learn more about IWPA’s programs, standards, meetings, obtain additional details on the species and products offered by IWPA members, or read more about the positive role industry plays in the world’s forests by visiting www.iwpawood.org. Sincerely, Sergio Korn, IWPA President EXPORTBRAS International Wood Products Association 4214 King Street, West Alexandria, VA 22302 PH: 703-820-6696 FAX: 703-820-8550 www.iwpawood.org Brent J. McClendon, CAE, Executive Vice President International Wood Products Association IMPORTED WOOD 5