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- INTERIOR LIVING
Western Forest Products has proudly played a role in the Japanese traditional housing market for over a century. Simple, elegant and dignified, traditional Japanese architecture is sublimely beautiful and dominated by natural wood.
Building with WFP natural wood products helps reduce greenhouse gases.
Wood is the only major building material that’s renewable.
WFP natural wood products are recyclable and biodegradable and come from sustainably managed forests.
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Due to Japan’s unique climate and weather conditions, which include humidity, earthquake risk and even the possibility of typhoons, natural wood became the preferred material for traditional housing as it provided necessary ventilation, could withstand extreme weather conditions, and yet was very aesthetically pleasing. Wood is highly valued in Japan, and is often left uncoated in traditional home design as a means of showing respect for the material as well as leaving its natural beauty exposed for the eye to take in.
Western Forest Products supplies a wide range of high-quality Hemlock, Douglas-Fir and Yellow Cedar products for Japanese traditional home components, temple construction, interior fittings and exterior applications.
Renowned in the Japanese market for having the highest quality wood fiber and unparalleled visual appeal, WFP’s traditional housing products are held to the highest manufacturing standard to ensure consistent integrity and an unsurpassed beauty.
All WFP products for the Japanese market are sustainably sourced from British Columbia’s magnificent Coastal region, and grow naturally in a spectrum of hues that range from a light honey yellow to a deep sienna red, and are in high demand for their warm, rich tonal qualities, fine grain and deep, natural luster.