DHA Insights: October 19, 2023


In early October, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Western Hardwood Plywood Producers and Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association Fall Meeting in Eugene, OR. This was a great opportunity to see many DHA members and discuss trends and concerns in the industry. If you missed it, my presentation is available here. This meeting leaves me looking forward to our annual DHA meeting, May 14–16, in Scottsdale, AZ.

DHA continues to promote and advocate for decorative hardwoods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently published its life-cycle assessment of prefinished engineered wood flooring. The assessment finds that engineered wood floors are "carbon-negative," providing important proof of the superiority of real wood products.

Not only are wood products great for the environment, but people also love the natural beauty that continues to stand the test of time. Fads—even white kitchen cabinets—come and go. In a recent survey from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, designers said that wood cabinet colors are making a comeback.

If you have questions or comments, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Keith A. Christman, President
Decorative Hardwoods Association


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