Answering Why Wood

renewable remarkable sustainable woodood is renewable, recyclable, and sustainable. Other building materials – such as steel, concrete, vinyl, and plastic – deplete nonrenewable resources, consume more energy to extract and manufacture, and create more water and air pollution during processing (learn more).

Bright Wood is proud to be a member of the wood products industry; we took the lead in sustainability and stewardship long before many other raw material providers. Oregon was the first state to enact a forest practices act in 1971, setting stringent standards for reforestation and the protection of wildlife habitat (learn more). Other states quickly followed. Today members of the wood products industry voluntarily go above and beyond government regulations by participating in third-party certification programs designed to ensure forests are managed under clearly defined sustainability standards.

Bright Wood sources California Air Resource Board (CARB)-compliant Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) exclusively.

It is both our privilege and a responsibility to use wood wisely. Bright Wood's extensive product list and manufacturing capabilities allow virtually all of our inbound lumber to be incorporated into an outbound product. The remaining sawdust, shavings, and wood chips are collected for use in particleboard, door skins, and house siding.

Bright Wood is at the forefront in using wood optimization technologies. Our manufacturing centers use sophisticated scanners, cameras, computers, and software programs to maximize lumber yield in both our cutting programs and downstream operations.

Our pioneering efforts in finger jointing, lamination, and wrapping technologies create strong and stable products utilizing small wood pieces. These engineering innovations are good for the environment and customers since they perform better than a solid piece of wood in many applications.

More Information About Wood

An Assessment of Wood Product Processing Technology Advancements Between the CORRIM I and II Studies - a PDF report by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM).

Consumer Choices: Greening Your Purchases - a PDF by the Temperate Forest Foundation.

The Miracle Resource - a PDF by the Temperate Forest Foundation.

Using Wood Products to Reduce Global Warming - a PDF report by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM).

What is Good about Wood - a PDF by the Temperate Forest Foundation.

Would You Believe; We Get So Much from Trees - an informative and fun page on the Idaho Forest Products Commission's web site.