Criswell Davis – The Legacy of Our Founding Director, Mentor, and Friend

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TFF stands as a testament to Criswell’s decades of leadership, guidance, and mentorship within the hardwoods, architectural, and design industries. Criswell Davis, our founding director and longstanding President of Mighty Oaks Consulting in Louisville, Kentucky, and internationally recognized American hardwood expert, speaker, and hardwood specification consultant, passed away on October 3rd, 2022. The Timber & Forestry Foundation that serves the …

Timber & Forestry Foundation Launches Membership Programs, Sustainability Commitment Pledge

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The Timber & Forestry Foundation, or “TFF,” today launched membership programs for individuals and businesses/organizations. Membership in the program signifies support of sustainability, purposeful forest management, and the promotion of American timber and hardwoods as an important response to the need for environmentally beneficial building materials and practical carbon sequestration. Members who make the TFF sustainability commitment pledge will receive …

Criswell Davis featured in Journal of Biophilic Design video podcast

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TFF founding director Criswell Davis was interviewed for a video podcast hosted by the Journal of Biophilic Design‘s editor and founder, Dr. Vanessa Champion. “We often advocate that we should be incorporating wood, views of trees, wood grain, wood textures and wood veneers into our built environment as part of a Biophilic Design solution and we might also understand why …

Hardwood Floors, the magazine of the National Wood Flooring Association, Publishes Article written by TFF Director Criswell Davis

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TFF founding director was featured in the latest issue of Hardwood Floors, the magazine of the National Wood Flooring Association. Mr. Davis wrote the article titled, “Sustainable North American Hardwood Flooring as a Key Element of Biophilic Design,” for the magazine as special content for both the print and digital editions. Here is an excerpt from the article: Biophilic design …

Looking for American Hardwood Industry Leaders

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I started my work in the hardwood industry in 1988, selling hardwoods to small furniture, cabinet, flooring, and furniture makers.  In 1996 I began a 22-year career with a fine hardwood sawmill company, The Frank Miller Lumber Company.  I sold truckloads of their beautiful quartersawn hardwoods to distributors across the US and Canada as well as some of the highest …