AWI StandardsAt the Boston Chapter CSI meeting tonight, we had a presentation by the appropriately-named “Woody” Vaughn of Vaughn Woodwork Consultants about the new Architectural Woodwork Standards.  (I think I need a hardware-inspired nickname, but that will have to wait for another post.)

The 1st edition of the Architectural Woodwork Standards was published on October 1st, 2009, and is a joint effort of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada, and the Woodwork Institute.  This 600-page book contains everything you would ever want to know about millwork, lumber, plywood, doors, cabinetry, and other wood products.

When architects start referencing these standards in their specifications, wood door suppliers will need to refer to them in order to interpret the spec.  The standards are available on, and when you buy the book, you also receive a CD version.

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