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

3 Types of Hardwood Plywood and Their Design Advantages

  • October 21, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Decorative hardwood plywood offers designers, architects and DIYers a versatile, strong and cost-efficient alternative to solid wood. If you’re working with curious clients or you yourself are new to woodworking, understanding the types and advantages of using hardwood plywood in your design gives value and credibility to your work. We’ll take a look at three […]

Give Those MDF Scraps a New Life

  • October 16, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

You’ve finished your project, and you’re pleased with the way it turned out. Now, what do you do with all those leftover MDF scraps? If you would normally throw them out or let them collect dust, think about using them for a new project instead.  MDF, or medium-density fiberboard, is strong, smooth and easy to […]

10 Projects and Products Where MDF Will Shine

  • October 14, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Designers and DIYers are familiar with running into hurdles with their projects. Sometimes you just don’t have the right products or solutions on hand.  We recently covered the many applications where medium-density fiberboard, or MDF, can be used. It’s a seriously sturdy product and can cut costs significantly if you’re looking for something reliable and […]

Creative Ways to Use MDF

  • August 19, 2019
  • by Columbia Forest Products

Did you know people have been using MDF since the 1920s? That’s right, the versatile material goes back almost 100 years and lends itself well to upgrading any room on any budget. Let’s start with the basics. MDF (​Medium Density Fiberboard​) is made by compressing fibers from refining wood chips and sawdust. It’s processed with […]