Get Wood Smart

Welcome to Panel Talk, an information hub to help you learn the important steps in buying and using hardwood plywood and decorative wood panels. Discover trending wood species, how to purchase the right panel products, innovative projects from your peers, and more. You’ll find educational videos, blogs, and podcasts to help your business succeed. Sponsored by Timber Products Company, a U.S. manufacturer of hardwood plywood and decorative panels. 800-547-9520.

Timber Products on Twitter

Panel Talk Blogs

How Veneer Influences Sound of Musical Instruments

In the above video, John Good, senior executive vice president at Drum Workshop, Inc. explains the art of drum shell manufacturing, the benefits of the firm’s relationship with veneer supplier Timber Products Company, and how wood grain orientation impacts a drum’s sound quality. Learn more about the veneers used to make DW Drums at

What questions do you have about veneer?

Panel Talk Blogs

Five Questions on Veneer Trends for Ken Wilcox

With more than 30 years of experience in the wood products industry, Ken Wilcox recently joined Timber Products Company in the specialty hardwoods division. We caught up with Ken to talk about veneer trends, new products and what advice he has for cabinetmakers and distributors.

Panel Talk Blogs

Home Buyer Demographics Changing

Is home ownership still the American dream? This topic was top-of-mind during the 2015 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Diego.

The answer, most agreed, was a resounding yes. According to recent statistics, 80 percent of home owners said that buying a house was the proudest moment of their life.

Panel Talk Blogs

Webinar: Learn About Green Building Products Your Customers Will Be Asking For

The market for sustainable building and remodeling is maturing, driven by improvements in panels, adhesives, and other materials.

Consumer expectations are also changing, with formal green pedigrees less important than credible explanations about why materials are green.

That's why you are invited to join us for Woodworking Network's webinar, sponsored by Timber Products Company, on Sept. 24. at 2 p.m. ET.

Panel Talk Blogs

Why Suppliers Can Be Your Best Resource

If you are like most cabinet shops, your conversations with your wood products distributor revolve around price and delivery dates. However, as remodeling season kicks into high gear and the housing market recovers, here are the three most important questions you should ask your supplier that can save you time and money

Panel Talk Blogs

Components University: Five Keys to Deciding Make Vs. Buy

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a year-long series on how woodworkers can utilize custom or standard components to improve their productivity.

With business finally improving, woodworkers are faced with operating decisions they have not had to make in years. Like every other aspect of their business, these opportunities require a fresh perspective. One of those important decisions woodworkers face is to make or outsource component parts. To help our customers decide, here are five tips to consider:

Panel Talk Blogs

Five Questions for Corbin Clay, Azure Furniture Co.

Corbin Clay is the founder of Azure Furniture Co. in Denver, Colorado. The company collaborates with local sawmills, the Colorado State University Forestry Department, and the U.S. Forest Service to transform otherwise unused beetle kill trees into elegant, high-quality furniture. The blue-gray color of the Pine gives dramatic natural character to Azure Furniture Co. products without diminishing the strength or integrity of the wood.


to our redesigned homepage!

Scroll Down for more stories

Feedback Form
Feedback Form