A&M Wood Specialty was founded in 1973 by Andrew Poynter as a way to serve individual craftsman and allow them access to a diverse inventory of fine wood species.
A&M carries one of the largest and most diverse inventories in North America, including hardwood and softwood, veneers, panel products, burls, tonewoods and turning blanks from all over the world. Also available are many lumber milling possibilities from its in-house shop.
Andrew, along with fellow concerned woodworkers, helped create WARP – Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest Protection – in the mid-1980s. WARP was one of the catalysts for the founding of the FSC; the leading organization in the world for sound sustainable forest management. In 2007, A&M was purchased by the UCS Forest Group; North America’s premier distributor of specialty products to the architectural woodworking industry.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, A&M will be hosting a number of events throughout the year. It will kick things off on October 13th and 14th with a Lie-Nielsen hand-tool event, a visit from Konrad Sauer and much more. Check out A&M’s website for event details: forloversofwood.com