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What is Fire Retardant Lumber?

June 24, 2021

Fire retardant lumber is lumber that has been chemically treated to resist ignition and flame-spread with the primary goals of giving people more time to react to the fire and to minimize damage to the structure. How Does Fire Retardant Lumber Work? When it comes to fire, there are three things that are needed for…

Lumber Futures Are Dropping: What About Current Prices?

June 15, 2021

With reports of lumber futures prices dropping, lumber customers are expecting to see lower prices at lumber yards now but that’s not happening yet. Demand Still Outpaces Supply The demand for lumber is still through the roof. From home builders to professional contractors, to Do-It-Yourselfer’s, lumber is being snatched up as soon as it hits…

7 of the Most Amazing Historic Wooden Piers

April 23, 2021

7. Apache Pier Situated in Myrtle beach, South Carolina, Apache pier is the longest wooden fishing pier on the east coast of the United States.  The pier measures in at approximately 1,206 feet.  The pier is also home to a Myrtle beach seafood restaurant, Croakers. 6. Oceanside Pier On the opposite end of the United…

10 More Record Breaking Objects Made Out of Wood

April 9, 2021

10. Longest Wooden Chain Made from a single spruce tree trunk, the longest wooden chain measures in at approximately 835 feet.  The wooden chain is made up of 1,506 wooden linking rings.  The original spruce tree trunk which the chain is composed of measured approximately 111 feet. 9. Sakyamuni Pagoda Via Standing at approximately…

5 Popular Timber Accents or Upgrades in Homes

March 24, 2021

Some things are just timeless and can’t be beat.  We all know the classics.  Things such as milkshakes and fries or cracker jacks and baseball.   So, when it comes to home improvements, wooden upgrades and renovations are one combo that will never go out of style.  Here are five popular timber accents or upgrades…

6 Fastest Wooden Roller Coasters in the World

March 5, 2021

If you read our article about the longest wooden roller coasters, you know we love a good roller coaster.  However, instead of the longest, this time we went for a list of the fastest wooden roller coasters around the world.  So, without further ado, here are some of the fastest wooden roller coasters in the…

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…

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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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