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AWI releases Design Solutions Magazine

The Architectural Woodwork Institute released the summer 2014 edition of their official journal Design Solutions Magazine. The publication offers in-depth features and resources including a technical article and a product showcase.

A cornerstone article and technical article are published in each new issue of the magazine. This quarter’s cornerstone article is called “Future of the Tropical Forests Depend Upon the Market for Woods” and discusses how the concern for the loss of rainforest is causing people in the design community to shy away from specifying tropical woods, but the loss for these markets is encouraging the deconstruction of the forests.

This issue’s technical article is called “Wood Recycled” and discusses how students from Madison College reclaimed and reused wood to build the front desk at the headquarters of the United States Forest Service.

The summer 2014 issue also features AWI member companies:

• Gaithersburg Cabinetry & Millwork, of Warrenton, Va., and their work on Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Va.

• Imperial Woodworking Company, of Palatine, Ill. and their work on Astellas US Headquarters, in Northbrook, Ill.

• Fetzer Architectural Woodworkof West Valley City, Utah, and their work on the Law Offices of Kirton McConkie in Salt Lake City.

• Wavell-Huber Architectural Wood Products,of North Salt Lake, Utah, and their work on Our Savior Parish and USC Caruso Catholic Center in Los Angeles.

The summer 2014 edition of Design Solutions, as well as back issues, can be found on the AWI website at

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