Oregon’s forest products at work
Wood products make up 47 percent* of all raw materials used in manufacturing in the United States. Nearly 100 percent of a harvested log can be used to make wood and other products we use every day — most of which are completely recyclable.
Structural lumber: Dimension lumber, beams, joists, laminated veneer lumber and engineered structural softwood.
Milwork: Doors, windows, cabinets, furniture, siding, flooring, moldings and fencing.
Plywood and paneling: Veneer or other composite panels such as particleboard, hardboard and fiberboard.
Posts, Poles and Timbers: Utility poles, fence posts, pilings, treated timbers, cross-arms, and railroad ties.
Pulp and paper products: Packaging, printing paper, newsprint, tissue, toweling, absorbents, adhesives, fluff pulp and cellulose prod as rayon, cellophane, food additives and pharmaceuticals.
Biomass energy: Many Oregon mills burn wood waste to generate heat and electricity for manufacturing.