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An Exotic Sustainable Hardwood Option from Kolbe

Lyptus Provides Consistent Quality & Visual Appeal

Wausau, Wis. (March 2, 2009) -- Kolbe is pleased to announce that it offers Lyptus® hardwood, an exotic species grown to sustainable forest certification standards, to its interior wood species' custom options. Offering all of the benefits of a tropical hardwood, Lyptus' consistent quality, visual appeal, dependable supply and affordability make it ideal for upscale window and door applications in commercial or residential projects.

A Weyerhauser product, Lyptus is harvested from non-tropical, certified eucalyptus plantations from trees that can be re-harvested within 14 -16 years of planting, making it an excellent sustainable choice for architects and builders. Its light color and grain consistency resembles mahogany. Kolbe's marketing director, Cindy Bremer, adds, "Lyptus is more consistent in color than African mahogany and looks wonderful when stained in a rich, dark color."

Kolbe's other popular interior wood species include alder, cherry, fir, mahogany, maple, oak, pine or walnut. The natural beauty of each species can be further enhanced with a choice of water-based stains such as Golden Oak, Wheat, Light Oak 998, Red Wheat, Sunset Oak, Spiced Walnut, Chestnut, and Cherry. Custom colors also can be specified. 

To learn more about wood species and stains for Kolbe's windows and doors, please call 800-955-8177 or visit

What began in 1946 as a two-brother team has grown into an internationally respected manufacturing company. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co, Inc. remains a privately held, community-oriented business located in Wausau, Wis. Covering nearly one million-square-feet, its state-of-the-art facilities feature high-tech machinery and a design center to present the creative possibilities offered by Kolbe windows and doors.

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