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Here are some Web sites that offer useful and interesting information about wood. Please tell us about others we might like to include.
- Forest Products Laboratory
- In-depth information from the nation's leading wood research center.
- National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA)
- Their "General Store" sells authoritative manuals and videos about lumber sawing, inspection and grading.
- Certified Forest Products Council
- An independent, not-for-profit, voluntary initiative committed to promoting responsible forest products buying practices throughout North America in an effort to improve forest management practices worldwide.
- The Engineered Wood Association (formerly APA - American Plywood Assn.)
- A resource for information about engineered wood products, including plywood.
- About: Forestry
- A site with useful information about tree identification, forestry and other information about trees.
- Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) Technical Guide
- Engineering, grading and specification information about western timbers.
- International Wood Collectors Society
- The official Web site of this long-standing and vital group of wood enthusiasts from over 30 countries.
- WOODWEB's Lumber Buying Guide
- Current wholesale prices for hardwood lumber in the Eastern, Midwestern and Western regions of the U.S.
- Knots and Wood Defects
- A Finnish professor's visual guide to knot appearance and taxonomy.
- Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. (AMHI)
- An association site with some information about logging and lumber in this region.
- National Wood Flooring Association
- Good information about flooring woods, floor finishing and maintenance.
- Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA) Hardwood Handbook
- Information on 22 wood species plus application guidelines and a hardwood glossary.
- Logging & Sawmilling Journal
- Interesting and sometimes highly-technical reading about the logging industry.
- USDA Forestry Publications
- An extensive resource for a huge variety of forestry information.
- Hardwood Information Center
- Basic and not-so-basic facts and figures on hardwoods.
- An Australian site created by the Victorian Woodworkers' Association, containing, among other things, a definitive list of Australian trees, with botanical names and a list of reference books.
- California Redwood Association
- Everything you want to know about redwood.
- Woodworking Links
- Here are over 2500 links to woodworking related sites.
- Wood Barns and More -- Identify That Tree
- Some simple and straightforward guidance to tree identification. (Thanks to the kids at Jean Massieu Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas, for the referral.)
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