Tag Archive for: hard maple

Maple cutting board with Baird Brothers logo.

If you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, one of the best tools you can have is a hardwood cutting board

Believe it or not, wood can have more sanitary benefits than plastic when preparing food. Let’s take a look at the best species of hardwood for cutting boards (also called chopping boards), taking into account their characteristics, food safety properties and maintenance. Read more

Custom solid wood interior door.

What’s the one item found in every single home and used by every person who steps foot inside? Doors!

Interestingly, many homeowners tend to think that options are limited when it comes to interior doors. But, interior door designs are virtually limitless and can be a great way to reflect your personality and style! Of course you want your doors to provide privacy and security, but they can also be great accent pieces, too.

Whether building a new house or renovating a space, a new interior door can make all the difference. Design a custom door that creates a comfortable, inviting space while being an investment that can last a lifetime!

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Amy Shields and Jessica Hickman Fresch talking about wood as a renewable resource.

Note: this is a transcript from our recent AHA interview. If you would like to watch the video, check out our content studio page. This interview is also available as a podcast episode – find it here.

Steve Stack:

Brought to you direct from Studio 3B at Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods, American Hardwood Advisor is your source for trends, tips, and insights into how the building industry has evolved. 

Join me, Steve Stack, along with guest builders and industry leaders, as we talk shop and go in-depth on what it takes to be the best of the best. 

Dive into topics like architecture, industry trends, project plans, historical tools, tricks of the trade, and life lessons from more than six decades of experience in the hardwood lumber business.
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Premium Hardwood Bars are the Centerpiece of Man Caves

Did you know the term “man cave” was popularized in the 1992 book Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars? The theory is that when something troubles the Venusians, they’ll group together with others from Venus and talk it out. When Martians feel perplexed, they go to their cave to be alone and think things through.

Male/female analysis aside, what a man cave really boils down to is a cool space for Dad that’s fabulous, functional and fits his style. “The man cave is all about taking advantage of square footage in the basement and turning it into livable space,” said Baird Brothers’ Steve Stack. “And the ultimate gathering spot for that space is the bar.” Customers can provide sketches, drawings, plans or layouts and Baird Brothers will work with them to come up with a list of project materials for their one-of-a-kind bar. In this Hardwood Advisor, Steve shares some customers’ gorgeous finished home basement bar projects.

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2019 Guide to Hardwood in your Kitchen.

Baird Brothers’ Steve Stack discusses ways to incorporate hardwood in your kitchen design, and what to know before you install. “In the kitchen, hardwood is exposed to the worst of the worst — water, heat, spills, sharp tools and heavy foot traffic,” Steve said. “With a little knowledge and TLC, you can keep it looking gorgeous for generations.”

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