Knives are humanity’s oldest tool, dating back millions of years. A group of scientists in Maryland have produced a version made of hardened wood, which they say is sharper than steel.
Teenagers are making boats using the wood from her grove installation at Madison Square Park, and the artist is happy that the work is seeing a new life.
Faced with a blank wall, most of us think paint or wallpaper. But there are more interesting possibilities to consider.
One real estate agent referred to the décor trend as ‘the great divider of people.’
By studying tree rings and using a dash of astrophysics, researchers have pinned down a precise year that settlers from Europe were on land that would come to be known as Newfoundland.
Though they maintain separate practices, Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson regularly collaborate on hand-hewn pieces that are subtly autobiographical.
In response to the colorful, zanier side of modern furniture, some American craftspeople are returning to elemental, straightforward and handmade pieces.
Property records don’t go back far enough to date some houses. But experts can pinpoint a house’s age by studying tree-ring patterns in the house’s timber.
Ambitious high-rise projects in Sweden are a showcase for a reviving forest industry.
Decisions made early in the pandemic are having lasting effects on the ability of industries to fulfill surging demand.
Forced to pay more for wood, home builders want the Biden administration to settle a long-running dispute over Canadian imports. It won’t be easy.
Costs soared partly because of do-it-yourselfers’ spending stimulus checks, but a month of declines show that consumers aren’t about to trigger runaway increases.
The fuel pellet industry is thriving. Supporters see it as a climate-friendly source of rural jobs. For others, it’s a polluter and destroyer of nature.
Environmentalists and loggers thought they had nothing in common, until they started talking.
The challenges of the past year gave designers every reason to recede into the shadows, but creativity won’t be denied.
At 12,500 years old, the Shigir Idol is by far the earliest known work of ritual art. Only decay has kept others from being found.
Max Zinser’s new collection of animal-like furniture and Matthew Fisher’s debut offering of marble and wood objects are both rooted in age-old crafts.
Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.
Nature’s weirdest clam surprises scientists once again, this time in video footage of its mating habits.
The horses in higher-end wooden sets must be hand-carved, a long, specialized process to make sure all four are exactly the same.
The authorities are stumped by what happened to the wooden phallus, a popular Instagram stop for hikers. Along with all the monoliths, it has been quite a month for mysterious public art.
Once a vast prison ground for political exiles, the banks of the Ket River are now home to a range of solitary settlements.
With environmental benefits and lower labor costs, mass timber has grown into a market that could rival steel and concrete in the construction industry.
Archaeologists in Germany found a throwing stick that might have been used by a species that preceded Neanderthals.
Before this underwater forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.