The Hardwood Council's Tips & Techniques Technical Brochure series portfolio is now available free to design and building professionals. The portfolio's 11 brochures and interactive CD-ROM was created to offer help in specifying North American hardwoods with an eye toward sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Tips include step-by-step instructions on specifying and installing hardwood built-in units, using hardwood grades to achieve the right appearance, and creating unique looks with hardwoods and contrasting materials.