Timber Products, founded in 1918, specializes in hardwood plywood, operating nine manufacturing facilities across the U.S. Timber Products, timberproducts.com, says it was the world’s first hardwood plywood manufacturer authorized to carry the SFI label, and began offering products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council in 2007.


The GreenT line of hardwood plywood, launched in 2008, is manufactured with certified wood fiber (SFI and FSC) and special resin to meet green building requirements, including LEED and California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 2 formaldehyde regulations. The line is offered with an MDF, veneer or particleboard core and includes a panel with a hardwood face and decorative overlay back, a two-sided decorative overlay panel, raw particleboard panels and particleboard door core panels.

On Timber Products’ blog, Michael Richardson is asked whether any woods are LEED compliant. “We get this question a lot,” Richardson says. “LEED points are awarded to a building project, not the products used in that building. Therefore saying ‘LEED compliant products’ is misleading. Timber Products does offer products in our GreenT line that contribute to various LEED credits associated with wood products. The terminology we use is that our products ‘provide LEED credit support.’”

The LEED credits are: Indoor Environmental Quality 4.2, 4.4; and Materials and Resources 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 7. GreenT has KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program certification and meets NAHB National Green Building Standard requirements. The GreenT line-up includes hardwood plywoods — Arreis, Veneer Core, Particleboard Core and Pro-Core; specialty panels — Particleboard, Door Core, SpectraBoard, and Decorative Overlays; and GreenT Softwood Plywood, said to readily accept and hold staples, screws and wood-fastening hardware, and work well in cabinetry, furniture, store fixtures, interior wall treatments and architectural casegoods.

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