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Is OSB Airtight?Is OSB Airtight?

Builders and researchers are beginning to find air can leak right through oriented strand board. Read more

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Turn Up the Heat: Five Fantastic Fireplaces Turn Up the Heat: Five Fantastic Fireplaces

As temperatures continue to drop, these new fireplaces provide a spot that everyone will want to gather around for warmth. Read more

Home Depot's Phish Pitch
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Home Depot's Phish Pitch

Home Depot today emailed the millions of customers whose email addresses were... Read more

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Home Depot: And the Breach Goes OnHome Depot: And the Breach Goes On

Home Depot said Thursday that 53 million customer email addresses were stolen in a breach of its payment systems earlier this year. Read more

Look Ahead: IBS/KBIS 2015 Preview
Look Ahead: IBS/KBIS 2015 Preview

The countdown to January's International Builders' Show and the Kitchen and Bath... Read more

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Log On: Whole Lumber Offers Holistic Benefits Log On: Whole Lumber Offers Holistic Benefits

Strength, sustainability, and beauty come together when building with round timber—trees that have not been milled or converted to lumber. Read more

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Untapped Material: Industrial Hemp's Potent Potential

Though it's been slow to gain acceptance in the United States, industrial hemp may be a key building material of the future. Read more

8 Industries Charging More for Materials
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8 Industries Charging More for Materials

The Shinn Consulting Group surveyed 75 builders in September 2013, and designated... Read more

Cut to the Quick: Mill Production 2008-2013
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Cut to the Quick: Mill Production 2008-2013

Forest Economic Advisors has been tracking 145 sawmills in the U.S. and Canada... Read more

2015 Lumber Prices: Up or Down?
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2015 Lumber Prices: Up or Down?

The lumber forecast through 2015 might make customers bark. Read more

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