Decorative Hardwood Plywood: Attractive & Sustainable
Founded in 1957, Columbia Forest Products is North America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products. Columbia’s decorative interior veneers and panels are used in high-end cabinetry, fine furniture, architectural millwork and commercial fixtures. Columbia’s products are sold through a network of wholesale distributors, mass merchandisers and original equipment manufacturers from three distinct business units: plywood, veneer and global services.
- Explain the basics of decorative hardwood plywood, how it is manufactured, and its sustainable attributes
- Compare and contrast the different types of cores and adhesives that are used to manufacture decorative hardwood plywood with an emphasis on urea formadelhyde and NAUF options
- Differentiate and discuss the different types of veneer options offered (including species, grading, and cut)
- Discuss the questions that need to be asked to successfully specify decorative hardwood plywood concerning LEED & LBC contribution