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The Universal Benefits of Using Salvaged Soundboards

December 26th, 2016 | Posted by Alaska Woods

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,” Read More…

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

August 11th, 2015 | Posted by Alaska Woods

  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, Read More…

Building Soundboards with Salvaged Wood

April 21st, 2015 | Posted by Alaska Woods

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 Read More…