Modern Marvels

Season 12 Episode 60

The Lumberyard

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 30, 2005 on The History Channel
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The Lumberyard
At the center of the American Dream is the home, and at the center of its creation or renovation is the lumberyard. We'll explore the options lumberyards provide for builders and renovators, from natural to engineered woods.
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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Woods that are ideal for making musical instruments are known as "tonewoods" because of their unique ability to conduct sound vibrations.

      • Typically, just 45-50% of a pine or fir log can be veneered into plywood. Some of the rest will be lost as waste or shrinkage, but the remaining center core can be made into a stud or fence post.

      • U.S. lumber manufacturers shipped nearly 39 billion board feet of softwood lumber in 2004. That's enough to build a bridge more than 30 feet wide from Earth to the moon.

      • 8,000 years ago, nearly 15 billion acres of forest covered the earth. Today, forests cover only about eight and a half billion acres.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: A $200 pile of plywood? A stack of rare African veneers worth 20 grand. This is where you'll find the various woods used by the construction industry. Whether it's timber from last week or a hundred years ago, or fifty thousand years ago, it's all cut, shaped and prepared by an army of workers with an arsenal of mighty tools. Now, the Lumberyard, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (1)

      • David Damery, PhD
        Dept. Wood Technology, Univ. of Mass.

        Mike DeSimoni, Sr.
        President, Channel Lumber

        James R. Gilman
        Mill Engineer, Channel Lumber

        Dan DeSimoni
        President, Channel Lumber

        Marc Poirier
        President, Longleaf Lumber

        Alice DeGennaro
        Co-Owner, Longleaf Lumber

        Ruth Owen Jones
        Co-Owner, Cowls Lumber

        Paul Jones
        Co-Owner, Cowls Lumber

        Evan Jones
        9th Generation, Cowls Lumber

        John Perlin
        Author, "A Forest Journey"

        Steve Priske
        Maritime Historian & Shipwright

        Robert Ficken, PhD
        Author, "Washington Territory"

        Nicholas Kent, Pres. & CEO
        North American Wholesale Lumber Assoc.

        Charles Young
        Marketing Manager, Standard Structures

        Charles Moore
        Owner, Edensaw Woods, Inc.

        John Montgomery
        Salesman, Edensaw Woods, Inc.

        Robert Teisberg
        President, Ancientwood, Ltd.

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Martin Kent
        Producer: Martin Kent
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Associate Producer: David Bradstreet
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Editor: Robert Lattanzio
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Alan Ett Music Group
        Production Manager: Shelia Collins
        Post Producer: Tim Knauff
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Allison Boon
        Production Controller: Dani Eslin
        Accountant: April Brown
        Accountant: Sheridan Liu
        Accountant: Paulette Pantoja
        Researcher: Uldis Balodis
        Researcher: Bradley Combest
        Researcher: John Knapp
        Coordinator: Boni Osmani
        Coordinator: Brad Skiles
        Clearance Coordinator: Lawrence Givens III
        Clearance Coordinator: Aaron Zober
        Post Coordinator: Terrence Hartwell
        Voice over Coordinator: John Knapp
        Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
        Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
        Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
        Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
        Post Assistant: Kevin McCartney
        Camera: Guy Defeis
        Camera: Douglas Glazier
        Camera: Lon Magdich
        Camera: Richard Neill
        Camera: Mike R. Stephen
        Camera: T.J. Williams
        Field Audio: Frank Coakley
        Field Audio: Andy Reichsman
        Field Audio: Hugh Scott
        Field Audio: Jorge Suarez
        Field Audio: T.J. Williams, JR.
        Online Editor: John Price
        Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
        Animation: Victor Bornia
        Animated Maps: Red Gypsy Animation
        Historical Consultant: David Damery, PhD
        Historical Consultant: Mike DeSimoni, SR.
        Historical Consultant: Nicholas Kent

        Special Thanks:
        Steven Anderson
        As You Like It Productions INC.
        Ed Blaguszewski
        Sam Bose
        Michael J. Bowen
        Mary Sue Brooks
        Cheryl Cavanaugh
        Dan DeSimoni
        Nick East
        Kevin Hayes
        Dominique Janssens
        Cinda H. Jones
        Kent Regional Library, WA
        Jerry Mannino
        Cheryl Oakes
        Nancy Olmsted
        Dan C. Poh
        Maria Pope
        Shana Smith
        Bob Turtle
        The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino
        Kathy Woodward

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

    • ALLUSIONS (0)