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Take the Time and Effort to Acclimate Your Lumber

April 30, 2020

The Greatest Commission Ever

April 8, 2020

A Tenuous Journey – Drying Hardwood Lumber

January 10, 2020

The Riehl Edger

January 10, 2020

In Northern Pennsylvania, A Specialty Lumber Business Fills a Niche

March 8, 2019

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Working with Wide and Matched Lumber

February 22, 2017

There are many things that I have learned as a woodworker over the years, but two of the most important are the myth that only narrow glued up boards are stable, and, the importance of matching wood. Since my high school shop days I have been told that the only way to insure stability in …

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Large matched set of cherry

Why Not Cherry?

February 2, 2017

My name is Louis Irion, and my wife Wanda, and I are the owners and founders of the Irion Lumber Company. Our lumber company is the outgrowth of a custom furniture business I started in 1977, called Irion Company-Furnituremakers. We were making high end eighteenth century furniture to order, and at that time there were …

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Wide Lumber

Yes, you can work with wide lumber

July 2, 2016

Not only is it possible, using wide boards can add value to your pieces. By Louis Irion It was well into my woodworking career before I even heard the myth that you couldn’t use wide boards in furniture and millwork because they were absolutely prone to misbehavior. I do remember my woodworking professor at industrial …

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Two “FWRC” Projects

November 30, 2014

Conservation Easements – One Family’s Solution

April 30, 2010

Hints for producing your own Lumber

October 30, 2006

Log Procurement 101

June 17, 2006

Lumber Heaven, WSN

April 9, 2006
Wide Mahogany Lumber Boards

Report on the Availability of Genuine Mahogany

February 25, 2005

Gene Reitz Courtesy of the Author 2004-2005 There are rumors circulating that Genuine Mahogany will not be available for much longer and therefore customers who use it should start changing to other species. It is true that supplies are not what they used to be. Much of the Mahogany left in Brazil is on Indian …

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Logs Made into Lumber

Illegal logging of mahogany in Peru

February 23, 2005

The wide scale practice of illegal logging in Peru has gotten the attention of the U.S. Government and many environmental groups. If there were no one to buy the material from these operations this practice would be effectively halted but that would require stopping all Mahogany imports. The implementation of controls over the movement of …

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The Right Board in the Right Place

March 9, 2000

A Visit to Irion Company Furniture Makers

April 17, 1994

A Simple Approach to Drying Lumber

August 6, 0208
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