Plyboo bamboo architectural plywood and flooring manufacturer Smith & Fong launches bamboo dimensional lumber; company founder says product line is response to market demand for 'substantial and decorative' interior grade lumber

SAN FRANCISCO , December 11, 2013 (press release) – Smith & Fong Co., manufacturer of Plyboo® bamboo architectural plywood and flooring, today announced the launch of a new line of bamboo dimensional lumber, according to company founder Dan Smith.

“Our Plyboo dimensional lumber was developed in response to market demand for an interior grade lumber that’s both substantial and decorative,” Smith said. “It takes all the colors and textures of plywood and flooring we offer and makes them available in a versatile lumber product that can be used for furniture, fixtures, door and window jams and other decorative applications.”

Plyboo lumber is available in amber and natural, edge and flat grain, as well as the PlybooStrand look. Dimensional lumber options include: 2"x2", 2”x4”, 2”x6”, 2"x8", 2”x10”, 2”x12” and 4”x4”, in standard lengths of 72”, 96" and 120”. Other lengths and dimensions are available upon request.

Made from 100-percent moso bamboo, with no added urea-formaldehyde, Plyboo lumber passes CA Section 01350 and is FSC® 100% Certified. The lumber can contribute to the following USGBC LEED® Credits: MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials, MRc7: Certified Wood, and IEQc4.4: Low Emitting Materials.

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in San Francisco, Smith & Fong Co. was the first U.S. company to manufacture bamboo flooring for sale in North America, offering its initial product under the Plyboo® brand in 1993. In 1996 the firm began producing bamboo plywood, followed by a palm line of flooring and plywood products in 2000. Smith & Fong later went on to be the first to offer an FSC-certified bamboo product and a formaldehyde-free solution for these products. Today, the company’s product range is distributed and sold throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. Smith & Fong is committed to sustainability through innovation. For information call 866-835-9859 or visit http://plyboo.com.

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