What's Made Out of Wood? Shoe Parts and Lots More
By Bill Esler | Posted: 01/12/2014 10:59AM
Wooden heels: I thought it would be interesting to learn about how those towering platforms favored by designers are sourced, and manufactured, and who's producing them.
Turns out the trend is less trendy this year, as women move to more sensible shoe heights. But wood wedge shoes - made from cork, wood and other materials - are still part of the fashion mix, as a tour of Zappos will show. Who makes them? The Diane Von Furstenberg Sunny sandals shown here, were manufactured in Brazil. The Target sandals with hefty wood platform are from origin unknown.
The 2014 Wood Industry Almanac The hunt for wood heels lead to a list of lists - of all things wood. Send in your additions and suggestions, amnd we'll add it to the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac channel - here's the list of the major markets.
This list was developed by Terry Conners, Extension Specialist in Forest Products at the University of Kentucky, it's a work in progress, but it is a great jumping off point for accumulating the wood manufacturing industry's products.
|Manufactured Wood Products (PDF version)||Former Wood Products/Current Specialties
Lumber, Plywood for Construction
Dining room tables
Fencing, fence posts,rails
Lath for Plastering
Truck and trailer flooring
Mouldings and baseboards
Pilings for building construction
Produce crates and boxes
Propeller shaft bearings for ships
Putty-type of wood filler
Salad bowls and serving ware
Ship masts and yardarms
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