AWI focuses on new standards initiative

Seven years after its founding in 1954, the Architectural Woodwork Institute authored and released its first industry woodwork standards. The early standards set three levels of woodwork quality that allowed design professionals and woodwork manufacturers to establish clear and concise expectations for products.

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Setting The Mood

HPL, textured MDF, etched glass, lighting help define special space

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New name, new energy for merged retail association

Shop! aims to provide research-based value through leadership, education

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Business is improving in the design/build industry

R. Kent Gilchrist is hearing it at committee meetings. He’s also hearing it at chapter and board meetings of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, the nonprofit trade association that represents nearly 4,000 members, comprising architectural woodworkers, suppliers, design professionals and students around the world.

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New Looks in Metal Laminates

Metal laminates occupy a unique place in the decorative high-pressure laminate family. Unlike their heavy-duty brethren that are engineered to withstand the daily wear and tear subjected to kitchen countertops and other work surfaces, metal laminates, though durable, are neither scratch resistant nor fingerprint proof.

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