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8 Different Types of Treated Wood and Their Applications

May 9, 2023
treated lumber racks

Treated wood — and we’re using this as a very general term here — is a popular material in the construction industry because of its durability and resistance to rot, decay, insect damage, and even fire. However, not all treated wood is created equal, and choosing the right type of treated wood for a specific…

10 Most Common Myths About Wood

April 6, 2023
10 common myths about wood in construction 2023

Wood is a material that has been used for centuries in construction. Despite its widespread use and the rise of mass timber construction, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding wood. In this article, we will explore ten of the most common myths of wood. Myth #1: All wood is the same. This is…

13 of The Tallest Mass Timber Buildings in The World in 2023

March 29, 2023

Within the past of decade, both commercial and residential applications, structures are being constructed utilizing heavy timbers and varied laminated wood techniques.  In addition, these mass timber buildings which utilize wood for construction not only promote sustainable forests, but also reduces the carbon footprint by storing it. Down below are the top 13 of the…

Tracheid Separation in Wood Pilings

February 22, 2023
Tracheid Separation Horse Hair Rot

Tracheid separation in wood pilings – often called “horsehair rot” or “salt kill” — is a common issue that can occur in wood pilings installed in or next to saltwater. You might have seen pilings on a dock or pier in the ocean that look “fuzzy” or like “hair” is peeling off of them.  Tracheid…

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…

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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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