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4 Stunning Designs Where Wood Veneer Enhanced Commercial Spaces

  • August 20, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

You know wood veneers are more stable and cost-effective than glass, metal, fabric or even solid wood finishes. But what about design freedom? Because they are slimmer and more durable, wood veneers can be used in ways solid wood can’t, letting architects take a commercial space’s existing style and enhance it. Hospital environments feel warmer, […]

5 Design Ideas for Cabinet Drawers

  • August 17, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

An integral skill of every cabinetmaker is the ability to create strong, functional drawers to include in their cabinetry designs. Plywood is a favored material for drawer construction, for both structural design and finishing. But the bane of any woodworker is getting stuck in a rut of creating the same designs over and over again. […]

News: CFP Prepares for MDF Market Participation

  • August 14, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Willows, CA – Hardwood plywood market leader Columbia Forest Products has signed an agreement with MDF producer CalPlant I to be the exclusive sales agent for all MDF produced at the new manufacturer’s Sacramento Valley-based facility, according to CalPlant I CEO Jerry Uhland and Columbia President and CEO Brad Thompson. Media is invited to learn […]

Using Beaded Panels for Interior Design

  • June 14, 2018
  • by Columbia Forest Products

The trend of wood wall paneling skyrocketed in the 1960s because of its low cost and quick installation. Like many trends, old ideas become new again, and over the past few years, wood wall paneling has made a comeback. Today’s wood wall paneling is nothing like the thin faux wood panels of old, though. Designers […]