Welcome to Columbia’s Behind the Wood blog for current Columbia Forest Products and industry related news.

The History of MDF: Where It Came From and How It’s Made

  • July 8, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Medium-density fiberboard (or MDF) is a type of composite wood panel that woodworkers, builders, DIYers and architects have been using for decades. It’s found in cabinetry, furniture design and decorative trim across the world. But you might not realize that the ancestor of MDF was first “discovered” through a laboratory glitch. A Happy Accident and […]

A Complete Guide to Choosing Plywood

  • July 2, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Plywood is a staple material for professional builders, architects, designers and DIYers alike. These versatile panels are used for a number of different projects, from wall sheathing, roofing, and sub-flooring, to cabinetry and furniture. Plywood is readily available at local retail stores and specialty wholesalers, with most offering a wide selection. Types of Plywood Gaining […]

Opportunities and Innovations at This Year’s AWFS®Fair

  • June 28, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Woodworkers and builders that want to stay ahead in their business know that industry events can be an advantage when it comes to moving forward. They’ll stay informed about construction, design and management trends and have the opportunity to learn about new products. Using some of the newest, most innovative products in the industry can […]

Project & Maker Spotlight: Simple and Elegant Cat House Side Table and Planter by Brittany Goldwyn

  • June 27, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

At Columbia Forest Products, we love hearing from builders, customers and influencers who have found stylish and creative uses for our products. Whether it’s a full cabinet set for a kitchen renovation or smaller projects that bring a unique touch to a home, we love to see our PureBond plywood products in action. So we […]