International Wood International Wood 2005 - Page 7

Published by Bedford Falls Communications, Inc., 1617 Country Club Lane, Watertown, WI 53098 ( and circulated to an audience of 15,000 architects, designers, distributors, manufacturers, and users of imported wood products in North America. PRESIDENT: Sergio Korn EXPORTBRAS Copyright© 2005 by the International Wood Products Association. All rights reserved. Tel: 703 820 6696 • • SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT: J. Gibson McIlvain, III J. Gibson McIlvain Company TREASURER: Stuart Clarke Clarke Veneers & Plywood SECRETARY / ASSISTANT TREASURER: Brent McClendon IWPA Executive Vice President I M P O R T E D WO O D S TA F F EDITOR: Annette Ferri ( CURE ADMINISTRATOR: C Brigid Shea ( D E P A R T M E N T S A B I N E T S 12 MasterBrand’s Import Advantage With lines like Aristokraft, Decorá, HomeCrest, Omega, and Kitchen Craft, this company covers the spectrum of styles and price. From the Forest 5 16 The ‘Wabi Sabi’ of Exotic Wood Global Sourcing – Environmental Issues and Market Trends 8 20 High-Fashion Veneers Make High-End Kitchens A message from the leaders of the International Wood Products Association. Custom woodworker uses exotic woods for cabinetry in Florida home. Pentco Industries pioneering high-end Euro cabinet doors and drawer fronts. A dialogue with IWPA President, Sergio Korn. Lesser-Known Species – The Blockbuster in the Woods 38 Finding the next “must-have” species of wood. Jagwood+ 39 Industry Making a Difference in the Forest 50 A market-based approach to strengthening the Central American Wood Products Industry. Results of the “Industry Contribution to Forest Governance” workshop in Panama City, Panama. Knock on Wood 56 A Sourcing Guide 58 Imported wood, a part of ou r everyday lives. International Wood Products Association Membership Directory. Guide to Advertisers On the Cover: Ipé decking tops an upscale apartment renovation in downtown Dallas. PHOTO BY KEITH TALLEY 62 H O M 24 D E E B U I L D I N G Exotic Beauty Meets Practical Performance 26 New Home, Heirloom Floors 28 Exotic Doors Hinge on Imported Species 34 Millwork from Around the World, Throughout the Home C 40 K I N G Cumarú is the First Choice for Exclusive Marina Renovation Brazilian hardwoods have become the preferred decking choice for Sound Marine’s customers. 46 R E Ipé Decking Tops Upscale Apartments Ipe’ tops the list for pool decking. C R E A T I O N A L V E H I C L E S 52 Innovation Continues to Drive the RV Industry 54 Imported Wood Products Keep Winnebago Rolling The RV industry has been innovatively using imported woods like lauan plywood since the 1970s. Winnebago Industries sets high standards for its products and the materials it uses to build them. I W PA O F F I C E R S