Ever since mankind began building and furnishing interior spaces, we've been trying to maximize the yield and performance of the natural materials that go into them. Wood—being one of the most universal and easy to work with building materials—has been "value engineered" since the beginning of recorded time.
We know that the Egyptians sliced logs to create veneers and laminated wood panels because fine inlays of ebony and ivory were found in Tutankhamen's tomb. Wood, apparently, was considered ...
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