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5 Historic & Record Breaking Wooden Bridges

February 25, 2021

5. Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen, also known as Säckingerbrücke, was originally built in 1272.  This once road traffic bridge, now a pedestrian bridge, is known for two historic facts.  First, the bridge as it is now is not the same bridge as it was in 1272.  This is because the bridge was destroyed…

6 Longest Wooden Roller Coasters in the World

February 11, 2021

6. Boulder Dash Touted as the longest wooden coaster on the East Coast, Boulder Dash is a wooden roller coaster located at Lake Compounce in Connecticut. Boulder Dash was number one wooden roller coaster in the world by the Golden Ticket Awards in 2004 and 2013 to 2016. Height 110 ft (34 m) Drop 115…

7 Uses of Timber in Industrial Applications

January 28, 2021

7. Cribbing Cribbing, often known as box cribbing, are temporary wooden structures used for overseas shipping, supporting heavy objects, and construction.  Cribbing can be made from various materials, ranging from plastic to stone.  However, cribbing is usually and preferably made from wood due to it’s inexpensive costs and durability.   6. Equipment Saddles Pressure Vessel Custom-Equipment…

8 Bicycles Made from Wood That Are Actually Rideable

December 23, 2020

As the world continues to move into greener and eco-friendly alternatives for various products and industries, it looks as if bicycles are being brought into the wooden revolution.  Bicycles, like many other things, have become a long ways from what they looked like in its initial creation.  Starting out with wooden and iron components to…

8 Unbelievable Everyday Items Made from Wood

December 9, 2020

Yearning to get back in touch with nature, this list of creators all handcrafted everyday items, that the average person wouldn’t give a second thought to, from wood.  Ranging from transportation to productive items, these skillful creators’ creations might make your head spin.  If you like the article, follow us on Facebook, take a look out…

5 Drivable Cars Made of Wood

November 12, 2020

5. Tryane II Starting off with a three wheeler, The Tryane II built by Friend Wood is a lightweight, handmade self proclaimed hot rod.  The car weighs in at 900 pound which allows it to travel up to 90 miles per gallon with a top speed of 100 miles per hour.  The exterior of the…

Why Do Termites Eat Wood?

November 5, 2020

As many home and property owners may unfortunately already know, next to mold, termites are silent destroyers that cause substantial structural damage before there’s evident harm.  And while it’s widely apparent and acknowledged that termites love to eat wood, do you know why? What do termites eat? The basic public assumption of termites’ diet is…

Hurricane Sally Damage Featuring EcoPile

October 14, 2020
EcoPile Boathouse Dock Walkway

EcoPile Stand Up to Hurricane Sally  Surrounded by destroyed docks & piers, EcoPile structures remain after Hurricane Sally  Here’s more proof of the strength and durability of EcoPile. Vinyl is Final!  On Sept 16, 2020, Hurricane Sally made landfall at Gulf Shores, Alabama. The category 2 hurricane caused an estimated $5 Billion in damage, devastating homes…

Top 10 Ropes Courses in The World

July 20, 2020

High ropes courses are not only known for their unique ways of challenging thrill-seekers and climbing enthusiasts, but also for the way they utilize wood products in their obstacle installations.  From suspended balance logs to soaring piling platforms, ropes courses continuously push the limit for park engineers and participants alike.  Down below are 10 of…

Do You know What The Right Treated Wood Product is For Your Project?

May 22, 2020

In the construction and lumber industries, treated wood products and their applications are fairly well discussed and understood topics.  However, what is not as widely discussed are the different degrees of exposure for treated wood products and their correlating categories of usage.  When designing a commercial or residential structure, engineers and project consultants working on…

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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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