Sustainable Logging Practices

The Universal Benefits of Using Salvaged Soundboards

By Brent Cole / December 26, 2016

People in Alaska like to listen to KTOO, a not-for-profit Juneau-based public radio station that shares interesting stories about life in Alaska. Recently, KTOO posted an article on its website about Sitka spruce, the wood that has helped make guitars and violins sound so good the world over. Sitka spruce is used as a “tonewood,”…

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Understanding the Effects of Deforestation

By Brent Cole / November 2, 2015

With the permanent loss of nearly 18 million of acres of forest every single year, deforestation has become an increasingly pressing issue. With human populations on the rise, there is no other way to preserve our resources than to curb our consumption. Deforestation degrades air quality around the globe for multiple reasons. To begin with,…

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What Is Sustainable Forestry (And Why Does It Matter?)

By Brent Cole / August 11, 2015

  Sustainable forestry begins before a tree is ever felled. It is a comprehensive system of resource management that aims to utilize the resources we need, while leaving the forest infrastructure intact for future generations. The idea is that for every tree felled, another should be left in its place to replace it. This way,…

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Building Soundboards with Salvaged Wood

By Brent Cole / April 21, 2015

Before a tree is ready to be hewn and milled into soundboards, it has to mature until its growth lines reach a minimal density of roughly 10 lines per inch. In hardwood species, this maturation process takes roughly 95 years. In softwoods, it takes a minimum of 200 years. The trees we cut are, on…

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