Friday, July 30, 2010

Wood question of the week


What's the difference between an arbor and a pergola?

Answer: Pergola's are generally more elaborate and substantial structures than arbors and are often used to cover walkways or outdoor sitting areas such as decks and patios.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wood question of the week

What 2 "preserves" make up New York's Forest Preserve?

Answer: The Adirondack Forest Preserve and the Catskill Forest Preserve contain approximately 3 million acres of Forest Preserve lands that are protected as "forever wild" by the New York State Constitution.

To learn more visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4960.html

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Take a tour!

Our online virtual tour shows you how your wood materials are made right here in central NY! (remember to turn on your speakers)
http://www.wightmanspecialtywoods.com/milltour.htm

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wood question of the week

Identify the structure pictured.













Answer: Arbor - a freestanding structure often placed over walkways or at entrances to gardens. Arbors may be purely decorative or functional with use of trellises, benches or swings.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"Home for the New Economy"


Interesting article about what today's new home buyers are looking for - click here to check it out!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wood question of the week

What type of mouldings are pictured here?













Answer: Casing mouldings - typically used where walls meet doors and windows.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What did Noah's Ark and the first doors of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome have in common? Legend has it that both were made of Cypress!

Interested in our Cypress materials? The Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association is a great resource for learning more about this beautiful wood!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Have a safe & happy 4th of July!

Wood question of the week: What does "VOC" stand for?

Answer: Volatile organic compounds
When tackling those weekend projects, be sure to look for "low" or "no" VOC paints, stains, & finishes.

Thursday, July 1, 2010