A&M Wood Specialities Celebrates 40 Years

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A&M Wood Specialities Celebrates 40 Years



A&M Wood Specialty was founded in 1973 by Andrew Poynter as a way to serve indi­vidual craftsman and allow them access to a diverse inventory of fine wood species. A&M carries one of the largest and most diverse inventories in North America, including hard­wood and softwood, veneers, panel products, burls, tonewoods and turning blanks from all over the world. Also available are many lumber milling possibilities from its in-house shop.

Andrew, along with fellow concerned woodworkers, helped create WARP – Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest Protection – in the mid-1980s. WARP was one of the catalysts for the founding of the FSC; the leading organization in the world for sound sustainable forest management. In 2007, A&M was purchased by the UCS Forest Group; North America’s premier distributor of specialty products to the architectural woodworking industry.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, A&M will be hosting a number of events throughout the year. It will kick things off on October 13th and 14th with a Lie-Nielsen hand-tool event, a visit from Konrad Sauer and much more. Check out A&M’s website for event details: forloversofwood.com