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Plywood World

The film features the creation of plywood from hemlock, spruce, pine, western and Douglas fir. It shows the process of felling a tree to transporting it via logging truck, and unloading it at the water. A man in a Nanaimo Yarder is shown creating ...

Super Natural Cedar

This promotional film shows the uses of Cedar around the world. It shows Totem poles carved from Western red cedar by First Nations in British Columbia, as well as cedar being used to create shingles and shakes for use in residential and business ...

Plans Approved

This film focuses on building officials and building codes through time. It details the importance of the adoption of model codes throughout North America and focuses on the City of San Leandro and Mountain View, California as cities where buildin...


This promotional film showcases the use of Douglas fir, Western red cedar, and Western hemlock in architecture, both interior and exterior. Wooden design choices are detailed in various rooms of the house.


This promotional film focuses on the uses of wood, especially Douglas fir, Western coast hemlock and Western red cedar in architectural choices. The use of wooden bevel siding and board and batten siding are shown, as well as architeture through t...


Film contains promotional content showing various homes in North America. It details the uses of Douglas fir, Western hemlock, and Western red cedar as building materials, furniture materials, and showcases the tools, technologies, and methods fo...

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