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

Case Study: How Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification Helps Columbia Forest Products Differentiate

  • March 9, 2018
  • by FSC

Courtesy of FSC US A steady focus on innovation has helped fuel Columbia Forest Products’ rise to become the leading hardwood plywood and decorative veneer manufacturer in North America. From its embrace of FSC certification in 1998 to its introduction of formaldehyde-free PureBond veneer panels in 2005, the company innovates to stay relevant – and to […]

Choosing the Best Type of Plywood for Cabinets

  • March 8, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

As the trend toward European-style frameless cabinets continues to grow, many cabinet builders are discovering that the composite plywood they’ve been using to build framed cabinets isn’t quite doing the job as well as it should. Frameless cabinet construction favors a cabinet box that uses a thicker, stiffer plywood to make up for the lack […]

A Commitment to Quality: Salem Wood Products Wins SawStop Sweepstakes

  • March 2, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Sometimes tradition and technology make great partners. That’s definitely true in the case of Salem Wood Products, winner of our 2017 SawStop table saw giveaway. In many ways, their story is a reflection of the history behind Columbia Forest Products, focusing on family, quality, and a commitment to taking care of customers. The story starts […]

How We Save Money and Energy in Our Manufacturing Process

  • March 1, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Like most wood manufacturing companies, Columbia Forest Products has relied on a byproduct heating method to help generate energy for various functions in our facility. Since the early 1960s when Columbia opened, we’ve used a hands-on heating method that has saved the company money in energy costs year after year. We’re thrilled that we got […]