Woodworking Industry News

USDA Forest Service accepting grant applications for wood innovations projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service will offer $41 million through the 2023 Wood Innovations Grant and 2023 Community Wood Grant programs to spark innovation and create new markets for wood products and renewable wood energy. Made possible in part by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, these grants expand wood product use and strengthen emerging wood energy markets, supporting sustainable forest management – particularly in areas of high wildfire risk.

Woodworking Industry News

Great Southern Wood announces $5.9 million expansion of Louisiana facility

Great Southern Wood Preserving, the lumber processing company best known for its YellaWood brand pressure-treated pine, announced a $5.9 million expansion of its Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana facility’s remanufacturing division with the installation of four new production lines. The additional equipment will increase the facility’s production capacity and allow for the manufacturing of components used in the oil field and for storm relief and mitigation.

Panel Talk Blogs

How to Order Birch Veneer, and Why

Timber Products Company Veneer Room Supervisor Lynn Campbell explains why Birch is a popular species for cabinets and furniture as well as important tips to remember when placing orders.What questions do you have about Birch? Have you ever used this wood species in a project?


All About White Wood, Sap Wood and Spalted Wood

A question I get about white woods is, “What white woods do you have?” They really are asking, “What species do you have that has a wide enough sap ring to produce white boards?” It starts a discussion about where white woods come from.