Wood Is Good Design Competition 2018

October 16, 2018

Wood is Good Design Competition 2018 is one of India’s premier furniture design competitions, organised by Canadian Wood, in association with FOAID. This annual design competition creates an opportunity for architecture students to showcase their talent through unique woodworks,

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India launches its national forest certification system!

PEFC

January 31, 2018

National forest certification system has been finalized, and national sustainable forest management standard is approved, the next step is submission to PEFC for endorsement. Click here to know more about the initiative.

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Canadian Wood presents wood is good design competition 2017

Inside Outside

November 16, 2017

Canadian Wood and FOAID organised wood is good design competition 2017 which aims to uncover budding design talents and be a reputable showcase for unique creations created from wood sourced from sustainably managed forests of Canada. Students from 5 premier architecture colleges across Delhi worked under the expert guidance of established architects and interior designers. Know more about their creations here.

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Go sustainable with Canadian Wood

The Inside Track

October 26, 2017

Canadian Wood, harvested from sustainable sources, has become a credible option to fulfil the gaps in the Indian Market. Mr. Pranesh Chhibber - Country Director, in conversation with The Inside Track, throws some light on innovative products from Canadian Wood and the advantages of wood as a building material. Read the full interview here.

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Creative endeavor with Canadian Wood

Society Interiors

August 15, 2017

Explore how five wood species, from B.C. Canada, accentuates the warm and beautiful office of FII Mumbai, India. This article showcases various segments of the creatively planned workstation-cum-display centre, designed by Interics Architects.

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Sustainable forestry changes conversation about wood

Wood News

April 30, 2017

Wood in construction has earned a bad reputation due to indiscriminate logging and lack of standardization of quality. As a world leader in sustainable forestry, Canada is changing the conversation about the use of wood in construction and showing us how wood is a major weapon in fighting climate change.

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Furniture manufacturers are steadily choosing lumber over logs

Home Review

March 29, 2017

Furniture manufacturers in India have their sights on markets all across the globe. Old artisan practices have made way for mechanised manufacturing and most significantly, manufacturers are increasingly opting for lumber over logs. This article explores what is fuelling this growing trend.

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Advanced uses of wood as a structural element

Architectural Digest

March 3, 2017

It's no secret that wood can be used to create sophisticated structures thanks to new technological advancements in wood construction. This article showcases some stunning examples of advanced uses of wood in structural applications. These are surely not to be missed. click here

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Timber and logs import: An overview

The Ply Reporter

March 1, 2017

India is facing a huge gap in the demand and supply of wood which needs to be met. Using wood from sustainably managed forests of Canada is fast gaining popularity as Canadian wood species are ideal for a range of applications. Read the full report.

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World leader and largest exporter of sustainable forest products British Columbia (B.C.)

Architecture + Design

January 31, 2017

The Douglas-fir villa has garnered lots of attention for its beauty and charm in the midst of a reserve forest. Made entirely in certified, sustainable wood from British Columbia (B.C.), Canada; it is a shining example of beauty, durability and sustainability culminating into one enchanting residence. All the elements of the house right from the ceiling to the furniture as well as the doors and windows are worth admiring. This case study takes a deep look at why this project could very well mark the comeback of sustainably-sourced wood as a preferred material of construction.

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4th anniversary celebrations for Canadian Wood in India

Inside Track

December 12, 2016

Canadian Wood, represented in India by Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) Pvt. Ltd., celebrated its fourth anniversary in India. Present at the event were Mr. Michael de Jong, Minister of Finance, British Columbia, and senior industry leaders from real estate, architecture and woodworking in India. The event also showcased success stories of Canadian Wood in India over this period.

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News item on brock commons - World's tallest wood building

Wood News

December 9, 2016

Brock Commons, the world's tallest building, has been completed four months ahead of schedule. Expecting to have 700 students in it by September 2017, the 18-storey building in British Columbia, is the highest mass wood, steel and concrete hybrid project till date.It has two concrete cores and a concrete podium but the rest of the 17 stories is cross-laminated-timber floors supported on glue-laminated wood columns. The entire experiment behind this sustainable building is expected to cost approximately $51.5 million.

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Canadian Wood at Woodex Asia, 2016

Woodex Asia

December 9, 2016

Canadian Wood India is proud to participate at Woodex Asia, one of the premium international exhibitions on the Wood Industry, scheduled to be held in Gandhinagar on the 9th, 10th and 11th of December 2016. Canadian Wood would be showcasing its products at the exhibition and their wood experts will be available to help visitors with their questions.

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Fii 4th anniversary with Min Michael De Jong

Wood News

December 6, 2016

Canadian Wood, represented in India by Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) Pvt. Ltd., celebrated its fourth anniversary in India on October 25, at its display centre in Mumbai. Present at the event were Mr. Michael de Jong, Minister of Finance, British Columbia, and senior industry leaders from real estate, architecture and woodworking in India. The evening was hosted in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai.

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India-suited species generate interest in Chennai

Wood News

December 1, 2016

Canadian Wood continued with its on-ground informative seminar series in late September in Chennai, with more than 50 attendees encompassing architects and interior designers, furniture manufacturers, timber importers, builders and developers. Canadian wood is represented in India by Forestry Innovation Consulting India [FII] Pvt. Ltd. The topic discussion, 'Wood from sustainable sources', was presented by Mr. Peter Bradfield, Technical Advisor, Canadian Wood. The highly informative and interactive event was managed by WoodNews.

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Fii celebrates fourth anniversary in India

Architects and Interiors India

December 1, 2016

Canadian Wood, represented in India by Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) Pvt. Ltd., celebrated its fourth anniversary in Mumbai in the presence of Micheal de Jong, Minister of Finance, British Columbia, Canada, and senior industry leaders from real estate, architecture and woodworking.

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Enhance the look of your office with Canadian Wood

Home Review

November 7, 2016

Today, work is no longer synonymous with 9-5 drudgery. Organizations are keen for employees to not perceive their offices as a place to escape from. The article showcases some trendy statement pieces of office furniture, one of which is crafted in a popular Canadian Wood species i.e. Spruce Pine Fir (SPF).

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Yellow cedar was featured in the doors & windows feature

Architects and Interiors India

November 1, 2016

In this article, experts discuss the right materials for construction of doors and windows keeping in mind a range of criteria. Yellow-Cedar from Canadian Wood was highlighted for its use for 14000+ doorframes in large-scale residential Projects.

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How to get your home festive-ready

Architectural Digest

October 28, 2016

Wood is a timeless, versatile décor style that’s eternal. Whether you’re doing up your floors, sections of your rooms or walls, wood adds panache and personality to your home. Canadian Wood brings you various cedars, pines and firs such as Yellow-Cedar, Western Red Cedar, Western Hemlock, Douglas-fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF). So go ahead and give your home a serious festive upgrade now.

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Woodside story

Hindu Business Line

October 4, 2016

Pranesh Chhibber, Country Head FII India speaks about how wood is the most popular choice of material to create spaces that speak taste, elegance and luxury. In recent times use of wood has increased significantly in modern projects across residences and commercial spaces both in interior and exterior applications. But does this trend have an impact on the environment?

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Minister carr's visit to India (cover story)

WoodNews Magazine

September 28, 2016

In his interview with WoodNews Magazine, Canadian Federal Minister for Natural Resources, Honourable James Gordon Carr talked about his round table discussion with prominent Indian developers, architects and furniture manufacturers held at the Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) office in Mumbai. He also mentioned about the passion, optimism and the spirit of cooperation he noticed in the Indian woodworking industry.

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Fii seminar - Kochi

WoodNews Magazine

September 28, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) held a seminar on Wood from Sustainable Sources in Kochi (Kerala) on August 25th. The audience, which included leading architects, interior designers and furniture manufacturers from Kerala, was educated about new wood species from Canada, which are perfect for Indian conditions.

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Sustaining life

Property Expert

May 16, 2016

When used as a building material, wood adds natural warmth to living space. Innovative new technologies have contributed to a wider range of wood construction system solutions and building opportunities. Wood showcases the beauty of nature, radiates warmth and adds value. As a natural material, it brings inherent feelings of being connected to the environment and brightens any space. The physical and working properties of sustainable wood allow unmatched options for designing and finishing.

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Demand for sustainable wood grows in housing

99acres

April 21, 2016

Wooden furniture, doors and windows and other wood interior designs are commonplace in Indian homes and businesses. The natural ambience created by use of wood products makes it the premier choice in our homes, workplaces and community facilities. As building technologies evolve, this material is increasingly in demand. Wood costs less -both economically and environmentally and it’s one of the most beautiful, versatile, durable and renewable raw materials available. It is used not only in interior and exterior applications but also for structural applications.

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West Vancouver aquatic center: Where wood meets sustainability

Project Vendor

April 11, 2016

Wood tolerates high levels of humidity and is capable of absorbing and releasing water vapor without compromising its structural integrity. The West Vancouver Aquatic Centre, completed in January 2004, is unique for its extensive use of wood. This project combined the refurbishment of an original 25-year-old aquatic facility with the addition of a leisure pool, accessible hot pool, 65-ft waterslide, family change rooms, multi-purpose room, fitness areas and public viewing areas.

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Canadian Wood goes to Rajasthan

Wood News

March 31, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India), the market development agency funded by the Ministry of British Columbia to promote Canadian solid wood lumber in India, hosted educational seminars in Jodhpur and Jaipur recently. Jaipur is the largest hub in the country for furniture manufacturing. FII took the attendees through the working properties of Canadian wood species perfect for furniture manufacturing especially for wooden carving.

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Canada's wood and forest products trade delegation visits India to expand the wood trade

Ply Gazette

February 1, 2016

With a view to exploring the possibilities of expansion in the Indo-Canada wood trade, a trade delegation visited Bengaluru and Mysore from February 21-29, 2016. The delegation held meetings with important members of the wood and woodworking industry and discussed the ways and means to increase import of wood from British Columbia, Canada to India. Canadian wood is popularly used in India for manufacturing furniture, solid wood doors, windows, cladding & paneling and exterior structures like gazebos and pergolas.

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Cover story Indiawood 2016 - 'Softwoods' are perfect fit for architects

Wood News

January 31, 2016

India has a large demand for wood and softwoods or coniferous wood is one of the wood types that are fast filling this demand. Imports of coniferous woods stands at a staggering 35% of the total wood imported and this percentage is growing. Architects that have worked with softwoods endorse it for its beauty, versatility and durability.

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Cover story Indiawood 2016 - Western red cedar in all its glory

Wood News

January 31, 2016

Canadian Wood from British Columbia featured an outdoor gazebo in Western Red Cedar, between Halls 2 and 3 at the IndiaWood 2016 venue. The gazebo was a testimony to the Canadian species' great outdoors ability, versatility and attracted a large number of visitors completely impressed with the structure.

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A sustainable solution

Inside Track Magazine

January 30, 2016

India has always had a vibrant history of wood craftsmanship both in wood products and structural parts. Being heavily reliant on imported wood to fulfill its growing demand, there is a need for quality sustainable wood products that are environment friendly while being functionally appropriate. Canadian Wood sourced from sustainably managed forests and certified by either PEFC/FSC has become an option to fulfill critical need gaps in the Indian market catering to a broad range of interior and exterior wood applications.

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Designing with Canadian Wood seminar provides architects & manufacturers a fresh perspective

Green Construction + Design

January 30, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India) is the market development agency for Canadian Wood in the country. In association with Core, FII India hosted an evening for architects, interior designers and end-use manufacturers to explore possibilities of designing and building with Canadian Wood. Canadian Wood species are best used for producing furniture, wooden cladding, pre-fabricated homes, panelling and making exterior garden structures like wooden gazebos and pergolas.

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Fii India hosted a networking meet for B.C. Minister Michael De Jong with woodworking professionals

Architecture Update

January 15, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt Ltd (FII India) hosted a networking meet for Honorable Minister Michael de Jong, Minister of Finance, British Columbia,Canada and his delegates during his official visit to India. The event also had active participation from architects, contractors and professionals from the wood working industry. The minister was enthusiastic about the prospects of better trade between Canada and India especially in the segment of wood.

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Certified Canadian Wood showcased at green building congress 2015

Ply Gazette

January 8, 2016

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (Fll India), the market development agency for Canadian wood in India, participated in the Green Building Congress tradeshow held from November 19-21, 2015 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. FII provided alternatives to traditionally used hardwoods with a range of wood species from British Columbia, Canada. Sourced from sustainably managed forests, Western Hemlock, Douglas-fir, Yellow Cedar, Western Red Cedar and SPF are well suited for exterior and interior applications. FII India's customized booth spread over an area of 36 sq.m.

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Canadian Wood endless possibilities

Architecture Update

January 1, 2016

Wood has been used in the construction of all kinds of interiors, buildings, structures and enclosures for centuries, primarily due to its availability, ease of use and physical properties. Over a period of time as society has become more informed and sophisticated, it has become evident that wood, a sustainable resource unlike any other, requires human interaction and good management to ensure true sustainability.

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Meet in Mumbai to explore possibilities with Canadian Wood

Construction Architecture

December 30, 2015

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India) organized a woodworking professionals meet in Mumbai, to showcase the versatility of Canadian Wood species - Western Hemlock, Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir, SPF, and Western Red Cedar. The event saw a gathering of 130 attendees, comprising of contractors, carpenters, and other woodworking professionals. The seminar was conducted by Canadian Wood experts, who educated the audience on lumber sizes, grades, individual species' features and suppliers of Canadian Wood in India.

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Challenges and opportunities

DNA Property

December 26, 2015

Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director, FII India speaks to DNA on the promising new initiatives undertaken by the government and industry as a whole to strengthen infrastructure in the country. The use of clean materials and emphasis on protecting the environment has received encouragement through various government flagship programmes.

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Knock knock: All about wooden entry doors

Window and Facade

December 16, 2015

The front door of a home makes a lasting first impression and is usually regarded as a precursor to what lies within. Even with rapidly changing trends the charm and elegance of a solid wooden door cannot be replaced by other materials. The thumb rule has always been that if you are looking for a luxe feel, solid wood door is an important component of the décor. The wood used for doors should be durable and resilient, but at the same time aesthetically appealing. Canadian wood species like western hemlock are ideal for door making.

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BC species impress Mumbai artisans

Wood News

December 11, 2015

Carpenters and contractors get a hands-on feel of various wood species available from British Columbia, Canada. Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII-India) organized a workshop for woodworking professionals in Mumbai in mid-October, which showcased the versatility of Canadian wood species: western hemlock, yellow cedar, douglas fir, SPF and western red cedar. The event saw a gathering of 130 contractors, carpenters and other woodworking professionals.

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Earth Sciences Building University of British Columbia

Green Construction + Design

November 28, 2015

The University of British Columbia’s recently completed Earth Sciences Building lives up to its reputation in the earth, atmosphere and oceanic sciences. This iconic structure is created using green building technologies, innovatively using cross-laminated timber (CLT), a new solid wood product that is as strong as reinforced concrete. The building used over 1300 cubic meters of CLT all sourced and engineered in British Columbia.

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Dynamics of Canadian woods

Interiors and Decor

November 11, 2015

British Columbia (B.C.) in Canada is the world's largest exporter of forest products and a global leader in sustainable forest management. Mr. Peter Bradfield, Technical Advisor, Wooden Products, Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd briefs Interiors & Decor about the dynamics of Canadian woods and how they can play a pivotal role in the Indian market in upcoming years.

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Canadian Wood makes its mark

Wood News

November 11, 2015

The Canadian Wood booth saw frequent footfalls throughout the three-day show in Mumbai. Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII-India) participated in the largest wood-related trade show organized in Mumbai. The event attracted woodworking professionals from all of western India, including individuals and business owners from Tier-II and III cities and towns. The Canadian Wood booth, measuring 36 square meters, displayed an impressive array of Canadian wood species that attracted a huge number of interested visitors.

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Open to technology

Architect and Interiors India

November 1, 2015

With space becoming dearer and the emergence of townships and complexes consisting of multi-level residential apartments, one thing that has become important is maximizing ventilation and sunlight in living spaces and improving indoor air quality to counter the effects of rising temperatures. To do so, companies are procuring natural materials such as Canadian wood, which is sourced from sustainably managed forests and certified by PEFC/FSC.

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Case study: Earth Sciences Building, University of British Columbia

Buildotech

October 28, 2015

The University of British Columbia's recently completed Earth Sciences Building had to live up to the university's strong reputation in the earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. It would have to be iconic and use green building technologies. The solution was the extensive and innovative use of cross-laminated timber (CLT), a new solid wood product that is as strong as reinforced concrete. The building used more than 1,300 cubic meters of CLT, all sourced and engineered in B.C.

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Smart ideas

DNA Property

October 24, 2015

Home is where health is. That's the new adage in our constantly busy and stress-induced lives. The choices you make for home decor affects mood, sleep pattern and stress levels of members of a household. To turn your home into a beneficial space for living, working, well-being, the natural choice is wood. Wood from sustainable forests such as Canada provides benefits that go far beyond than just environmental-friendly wood, which is certified either by FSC or PEFC.

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Bewitching beauty

Wood News

October 16, 2015

A touch-feel-see experience center in Mumbai for wood species from British Columbia is a must-visit. International demand continues to make British Columbia, a resource-rich province of Canada, the world's largest exporter of coniferous wood. It is also a global leader in sustainable forest management. The attractive grain, color and strength of Canadian wood species are prized qualities in furniture manufacturing. Light colored wood species offer the flexibility and versatility to be stained to resemble a wide range of light or dark colored wood species.

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Canadian Wood ensures sustainable construction

Construction Times

September 28, 2015

British Columbia, Canada is the world leader in sustainable forest management practices and a large exporter of wood lumber. The wood procured from B.C. is certified for sustainability by independent third parties and has a positive carbon impact on the environment. The wood is mature and has excellent functional properties suited to a wide range of interior, exterior and structural applications.

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Canadian Wood

Home Review

September 22, 2015

The next time you make wooden furniture, doors and windows, you may want to consider using Canadian Wood, imported from British Columbia - a leader in sustainable forest management. According to the Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India), importing this wood not only saves India's forests but also creates a positive carbon footprint, despite the shipping, due to the wood’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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British Columbia agency seeks to promote forest wood in India

Hindu Business Line

September 3, 2015

Forestry Innovation Investment, a government-funded agency of British Columbia, sees immense opportunity for sale of high qual­ity forest wood in India for home and commercial applications. As a body that works collabora­tively with industry trade associ­ations and other levels of government including Govern­ment of Canada, FII seeks to promote its wide variety of solid wood species for varied interior, outdoor and structural applications.

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Global Buyers Mission 2015 - One of the largest wood and woodworking exhibitions to be held in Canada

Modern Woodwork

August 3, 2015

The annual Global Buyers Mission will be held in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada from September 10th–12th, 2015. The event will help Indian delegates establish new business relationships with all large-scale wood-producing lumber mills in Canada. The exhibition will also bring together world-renowned architects and designers.

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Woodworking professionals meet to explore exciting possibilities with Canadian Wood

Lakda Udyog Darshan

July 8, 2015

Woodworking professionals meet to explore exciting possibilities with Canadian Wood. Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. (FII India) is a non-profit market development agency funded by the Ministry of British Columbia to promote Canadian solid wood lumber in India. FII India hosted a seminar and networking meet in Chandigarh to demonstrate the versatility of Canadian Wood species such as western hemlock, douglas fir, yellow cedar, western red cedar and SPF.

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Add beauty and elegance to your home with yellow cedar

Wood News

May 1, 2015

Yellow cedar brings decay resistant, solid and durable wood to Indian homes. The warmth of wood is unmatched, especially for interior applications. There is no corner of a room that cannot be jazzed up by wood. Sadly, Indian hardwoods are hard to come by and good quality assured material proves to be very difficult. But with India opening up its doors to imported solid wood products, consumers now have an option to return to wood again.

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Sustainable wood is for a lifetime... and more

Financial Chronicle

April 2, 2015

The natural beauty of wood is unmatched which adds to the character and warmth of any place. There is now a growing realization among consumers about wood being a trusted & eco-friendly re­source. This realization has prompt­ed the annual celebration of World Wood Day every year on March 21st. The day is celebrated to re­mind people of the true value of wood and raise awareness about its role for our sustainable future.

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A truly versatile material

DNA Property

March 21, 2015

Gudi Padwa 2015 coincides with World Wood Day, a celebration of the availability of this natural, environment-friendly raw material. India has had a long love affair with wood. Wooden furniture, doors and win­dows are commonplace in Indian homes and businesses. The natural ambience of wood products make them the premier choice in our homes, workplaces and community. Wood costs less - economically and envi­ronmentally - and it is one of the most beautiful, versatile, durable and renewa­ble raw materials available.

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Canadian Wood: Western red cedar

Home Review

February 2, 2015

Western Red Cedar is a popular option for outdoor wooden furniture as well as for many interior applications. The wood can be easily stained to a color of your choice. One of the main advantages of Western Red Cedar is its natural resistance to decay and termites; it is also one of the most durable of the coniferous woods. Sourced from certified, sustainably managed forests in British Columbia, it offers an environment-friendly way to do up your home.

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Conserving Nature

Design Matrix

December 1, 2014

British Columbia, Canada is a global leader in sustainable forest management. India has strongly endorsed the need to protect its forest resources and is looking for alternatives to traditional hardwood species like Teak, Sal, Sheesham etc. due to worrying trends of the shortage of the current wood supply. Hence it encourages imports of forest products from sustainable suppliers like Canada to minimize the need for logging local wood in India.

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Canadian Wood unveils its new display centre to promote sustainable...

Interior Updates

December 1, 2014

Canadian Wood inaugurated an exclusive audio-visual display centre featuring varied applications of their wood species and new-age technologies in the wood business. The centre is spread across a sprawling 1300 Sq.Ft space in the heart of Mumbai's commercial district. The aim is to help architects, real estate developers, interior designers and solid wood manufacturers to design and build innovative interiors and wooden structures using sustainable, certified wood products.

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Western Hemlock: Versatile & Elan way of making your home stylish

Interiors and Decor

November 1, 2014

Stained to dark mahogany or carved in intricate designs, even a door or table can add a special glamour that other decorative items cannot match. Luxurious sleek solid wood can make your house stand out and become the cynosure of all eyes. Seeing the demand for high quality versatile wood, Canadian Wood from British Columbia introduces to India one of its most prized wood species - Western Hemlock, a perfect choice for all carving, molding and staining needs. Western Hemlock is one of British Columbia's most abundant trees which are sourced from sustainable forests in the region.

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Canadian Wood opens an exclusive audio-visual display centre in Mumbai

Ply Gazette

November 1, 2014

Canadian Wood has opened an exclusive audio-visual display centre featuring varied applications of its wood species and new-age technologies in the wood business in Mumbai. Hon'ble Minister Amrik Virk, Minister of Advanced Education, British Columbia and Sandra Carroll, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia, inaugurated the centre at a private event recently organized at the office of the Forestry Innovation Consulting Private Limited. (FII India) in Mumbai.

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Mat-Vantage

Construction Opportunities

November 1, 2014

Western Hemlock is a weed used to poison Socrates because of its similar smell, Western Hemlock is hardly poisonous. It is one of British Columbia's most abundant trees. Sourced from sustainable forests in the region, the USP of Western Hemlock is that it is a light colored wood with no resin and one can create any finish or color stain to the wood as desired. Be it mahogany, ebony, walnut or even a natural stain, Western Hemlock is well-suited for this purpose. One can have a door, window, paneling’s or even furniture which suits the color palette to add that extra panache to a home.

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Wood finish

Ideal Home and Garden

October 1, 2014

It’s time to let your doors and windows do the talking. Now you can make your home feel a little more welcoming and look more beautiful with Canadian wood species from British Columbia - Douglas-FIR and Western Hemlock. While Douglas-FIR is known and used worldwide for its superior strength, stiffness and durability, Western Hemlock is a light colored wood with no resin, allowing you to create any finish or stain as desired.

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Canadian Wood

Domus

October 1, 2014

Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) is British Columbia government's subsidiary in India to promote the use of certified wood from sustainably managed forests. They are a sophisticated addition to one's dream house, holding a special place when it comes to doors and windows. Canadian wood's natural beauty adds flavor to the home with Western Hemlock being the first choice worldwide for moldings and interior woodworking. Hemlock is one of British Columbia's most abundant trees

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Wood - The connoisseurs of fine living

Architecture Update

October 1, 2014

Kenji Matsumoto is an artisan based in Auroville, Pondicherry specializing in handcrafted Japanese style furniture - both traditional and contemporary. The shape of furniture is not very elaborate. Care is taken about volume and dimensionality, a quality often found missing in Indian furniture that is characterized by a 'planar flatness'. As a technique of construction, he uses Japanese traditional joinery (ki-gumi), avoiding as far as possible the use of metal inserts such as nails, screws or bolts.

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Combine strength with style

DNA Property

September 13, 2014

Make your home more welcoming this Diwali by revamping the doors and windows beforehand. Diwali has long been synony­mous with prosperity. The phase before it is when we not only revamp our houses to welcome the festival, but also give it a makeover to match latest trends. While there is no dearth of changes we make, most of us hardly give a glance towards our doors and windows, through which they say arrives Goddess Lakshmi.

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In Canada, three trees are planted for every single tree felled

The Hindu Habitat

September 6, 2014

One would not expect much environmental sense from a nation which ex-ports its forests across the globe. But Canada is different, says Phillipa Sanderson, Director, Market Research, Forestry Innovation Investment which is the market development agency for forest products for the Government of British Columbia, Canada. Please tell us about the history of export of forest wood from Canada. We have been exporting wood to the world for the last 200 years.

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