Josh Kou, Author Bio

Josh Kou holding a wood board

Josh is the Operations Manager at North Castle Hardwoods, based in the Chicago 'burbs. Josh is a second-generation lumberman. He's traveled to Japan and other parts of Asia several times to tour their furniture factories and study their woodworking techniques. His lifelong experience with hardwood makes him a great guy to talk to when you need to pick the perfect wood for your project. When he isn't cutting lumber to precise dimensions, Josh enjoys music and camping out in the living forests. 

Josh Contributed To These Articles:

Hardwood vs Softwood - Key Differences


Walnut Wood - Color & Characteristics


Plainsawn vs Rift and Quartered Oak