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5 Reasons Wood is a Better Building Material Than Steel

January 26, 2023
timber truss for garden container

Wood has been a popular building material for centuries and for good reason. While steel is a strong and durable material, it may not always be the best choice for construction. Here are a few reasons why wood is a better building material than steel: Sustainability: Wood is a renewable resource and is much more…

4 Impressive Mass Timber Structures in the United States

January 25, 2023

Did you know that many new high rises and structures are being constructed from wood?  Down below we have gathered four mass timber structures in the United States. 4. T3 Building Via archdaily.com Minneapolis, Minnesota: The T3 building is a seven-story, 222,000-square-foot office building made entirely of mass timber. It is the largest modern mass…

What is Reclaimed Wood?

December 15, 2022
Sources of Reclaimed Wood

Maybe you’ve come across the term as you were looking to build a new home or maybe your contractor suggested you consider it, but you are still unsure what reclaimed wood is.  Throughout this article, we’ll discuss what reclaimed is and the benefits it provides. What Exactly is Reclaimed Wood? Reclaimed wood is essentially any…

Bolder Adventure Park like you’ve never seen it before | Drone Tour

November 7, 2022
American Pole and Timber Bolder Adventure Park

Bolder Adventure Park is an amazing place. We are proud to have been part of creating it by supplying  Fire Retardant Treated (FRT) poles we custom-milled to fit in secure metal sleeves. This place looks fun!

Wood Deck Turning Green? Learn why.

October 21, 2022
Boat House with Dock & Deck

Wooden decks primarily receive their color from the wood stain they are treated with.  Eventually, these wood stains can fade, so the wooden deck underneath may have unwanted green spots appear if it isn’t consistently maintained and cleaned.  A wood deck has the potential to turn green for a variety of reasons.  However, the most…

What is Hand Hewn Lumber?

September 9, 2022

For those who are familiar with the lumber industry, the term “hand hewn” is one that often comes up when it comes to customization and lumber options. These days hand hewn lumber is commonly known as reclaimed lumber that has been salvaged from old structures such as old mills, stables, or barns that were built…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Lys Divine Ndemeye

February 16, 2022

All new episode of The Landscape Architecture Podcast just released! In this episode, the podcast features Lys Divine Ndemeye | BA, MLA | Landscape Designer of Remesha Design and Design Unmuted podcast. Listen to the new episode here: https://www.larchitect.org/lys

5 Historical Breathtaking Wooden Buildings

December 23, 2021

Did you know that some of the oldest historical, still standing buildings date all the way back to the 13th century?  While some of the buildings have had sections renovated or restored for one reason or another, most of these structures are still utilizing their original wood.  So, without further ado, down below we have…

4 Tallest Living Trees in the World

December 10, 2021

While we may be in the business of manufacturing wood products and components for construction projects, it doesn’t mean we don’t hold wood in regard.  In fact, we have a huge fondness for wood in all of its inherent strengths and beauty in nature.  Thats why we researched and sought out some of the oldest…

The Landscape Architecture Podcast: Gilles Clement

November 23, 2021

All new episode of The Landscape Architecture Podcast just released! In this episode, Rennie Tang interviews Gilles Clement a French gardener, garden designer, botanist, entomologist and writer. Listen to the new episode here: https://www.larchitect.org/gilles-clement

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American Pole & Timber Upgrades to CNG-Powered Truck Fleet

Houston Lumber Company, American Pole & Timber, replaced their fleet of diesel-powered tractor/trailer trucks with four new cleaner-burning Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks.  Read press release


Hurricane Ike Rebuild

American Pole & Timber, located in Houston, was on-the-ready to ship materials to hurricane-destroyed areas for fast rebuild and recovery. Read press release


Hurricane Proof Structures

Harborwalk Yacht Club in Galveston reopened quickly after Hurricane Ike with only minimal damage to it bulkheads and other structures — an excellent testament to the fact that when you combine intelligent design and proper construction techniques with quality materials your projects will be stable and long-lasting. Read press release


Renewable Energy Making Green Steps at TX Wind Farm

American Pole & Timber delivered a long-lasting and environmentally-friendly solution to Renewable Energy for a wind farm in south Texas. The used polymer coated treated timbers as the first step of the stairs leading to the door at the base of each wind tower. Read press release


Houston Yacht Club Rebuild

American Pole & Timber was chosen as the primary building materials supplier for the rebuild of the docks and boat slips at the Houston Yacht Club after it was nearly decimated during Hurricane Ike’s massive storm surge. Read press release


GeoDeck Selected for LEED Platinum Home

GeoDeck decking from American Pole & Timber was selected as the deck material for the home that may become the first home in Houston to achieve LEED’s Platinum certification. Read press release


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