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


  • April 12, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Loss of Business Due to Sustained Impact of Imported Chinese Cabinets and Plywood Greensboro, North Carolina, April 12, 2019 – Columbia Forest Products today announced plans to cease all hardwood plywood production activities and permanently close its Trumann, Arkansas facility. CFP anticipates that the permanent closure of the mill will take place sometime this fall. […]

When to Use MDF and When to Use Hardwood Plywood

  • March 26, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

When tackling an interior woodworking project, there are a number of raw materials to consider. When building cabinets, closets, shelves or furniture, many tradespeople reach for Hardwood Plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF). These engineered wood products offer a lot of advantages. They are cost-effective compared to solid lumber, are available in a wide variety of […]

Selecting Hardwood Plywood for Garage Storage Needs

  • February 28, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

For some homeowners, a garage is simply a place to park their car. For many others, a garage is a workshop, art studio, sports cave or simply valuable storage space for tools, seasonal decorations and more. The problem is that most garages don’t come equipped with the shelving and cabinets needed to organize your items. […]

How to Select Plywood for Built-in Projects

  • February 26, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

The success of a project is often determined by the material you’ve chosen to work with. High-quality plywood is an ideal material for both the construction and aesthetic design of any built-in, interior project. It’s a versatile and accessible material to work with, whether you’re building a simple shelving unit or an entire wall of […]