Interesting Facts About Wood

As a wood manufacturing company since 1982, HTP knows wood. Whether you are looking for reclaimed timber, to solid wide plank, we supply it all.


Here are some interesting facts about wood that you may not have known:

  • Wood is made up of a combination of dead, dying and living cells and organisms.
  • The tallest trees can grow as high as 100 meters — or more than 320 FEET.
  • There are more than 23,000 different tree species in the World.
  • Just one tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
  • White Oak is the easiest wood to bend when using steam.
  • All wood is biodegradable.
  • Pine is denser than some hardwoods which results in an affordable alternative.
  • Well-maintained trees can increase a property’s value.
  • Redwood bark can be as much as 2 feet thick.
  • The terms softwood and hardwood describe the leaves, seeds and structure of the trees rather than the type of wood.

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Check Out What HTP Has Been Up To!

Historic Timber and Plank has been keeping BUSY with our residential projects and hospitality projects. Check out what we have been up to: 


Interior Package at the Cleveland East Marriott Hotel in Ohio.


Interior Package at the Indiana Marriott Hotel.


Residential Interior Project at a St. Louis Residence.


Pittsburg Marriott Hotel.


We appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Please contact us to discuss how our products can support your next project. Contact us at 877-297-2228 for all inquires. 

Proud Member of the National Wood Flooring Association.

Historic Timber and Plank is a proud member of the National Wood Flooring Association – also known as NWFA.



Why Use an NWFA Member?

Choosing to install or refinish a wood floor in your home or business is a big decision, and one that is affected by a variety of issues – lifestyle, décor, geography, and price, to name just a few.

The NWFA is dedicated to training and educating wood flooring professionals from all over the world in the installation, sanding, finishing, and sales of wood flooring products.

The National Wood Flooring Association members are familiar with the latest products, services, and trends in our industry. NWFA members also possess the knowledge, skills and professionalism to help you make informed decisions and to deliver a high-quality job that will last for the lifetime of your home.

Being a member of NWFA is one of the MANY reasons why Historic Timber and Plank is your go-to source for all of your wood manufacturing needs. We provide high quality products, extensive knowledge and state of the art technology and resources.

To learn more about our partnership with the NWFA, visit


Manufacturing Unique and Complete Wood Interiors from new and reclaimed materials.


The Winery at Aerie’s Resort Project

Historic Timber and Plank recently completed a project at The Winery at Aerie’s Resort in Grafton, IL. 

The photos below showcase our “WoodBricks” short planks that are made from sustainable wood products from our European production line.  The Hickory bar top is also a sustainable, manufactured product by HTP.

Historic Timber and Plank believes in following a sustainable, manufacturing practice. All of our products are 100% American made. Not only are our products sustainable and eco-friendly, they are very high quality at a great cost.

We appreciate the opportunity to work with you. Please contact us to discuss how our products can support your next project. Contact us at 877-297-2228 for all inquires.


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