Wood Products

Information on wood products from the forest, including use in wood lumber, paper, veneers, chemicals and firewood. Tips on chainsaw safety training, lumber prices and calculating the green weight of wood.

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Hardwood veneer sheets
From the Woods: Hardwood Veneer - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Hardwood Veneer

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., Robert Hansen, Lee Stover

Hardwood veneer is a very thin layer of wood sliced or peeled from a hardwood log and is made from the "highest quality" logs. More
Girl stands in front of huge pile of cut logs
From the Woods: Hardwood Lumber - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Hardwood Lumber

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D.

This article explains the difference between hardwoods and softwoods, covers the process of making lumber. It is part of an educational series for youth. More
Girl in forest throws paper airplane
From the Woods: Paper! - Articles Articles

From the Woods: Paper!

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., James Finley, Ph.D., Lee Stover

Why is paper important? This article explores the history of paper and how it is made today. It is part of an educational series for youth. More
From left to right and top to bottom: Mass spectra for the seven year old root (A), fresh root (B), twig (C), and leaf (D).
Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots - Articles Articles

Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

A case study of yew toxicity in fresh and aged yew roots and stem. More
Survival of the Fittest in the Wood Products Industry
Survival of the Fittest in the Wood Products Industry - Articles Articles
The reality is that the wood products industry is getting smaller. This article provides advice on how to remain a viable company. More
Jamie and Laura White
Going Green with a Black Locust Deck - Articles Articles

Going Green with a Black Locust Deck

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article explores the possibility of using black locust for construction and decking, because the wood is naturally very insect- and rot-resistant. More
Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011
Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011 - Articles Articles

Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Lumber markets seem headed up as China ramps up its consumption of the world's lumber supply. But other factors may prevent that. More
Photo by Aleksandar Radovanovic
Forest Products - Articles Articles
Forest products may include lumber and its byproducts, medicinal plants, maple syrup, and mushrooms just to name a few. More
Can Cutting Your “Junk Trees” Power Your City and Improve Your Forest?
Can Cutting Your “Junk Trees” Power Your City and Improve Your Forest? - Articles Articles
How managing low-use wood for bioenergy can incentivize sustainable forest management. More
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species - Articles Articles
How much does wood weigh? The question is simple enough for dry wood, but more difficult to when freshly cut. More
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
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Calculate merchantable lumber volumes of all commercially important species in Pennsylvania. More