Wood Processing Procedure

Discover the transformation of wood step by step, from wood blocks to finished products.

There are a number of different types of wood processing equipment used to generate the materials produced from natural wood. Chippers, saws, hoppers, and a variety of other devices are used to create the type of wood product desired. Over the years, attempts to reduce waste in sawmills and other types of wood processing facilities has helped to minimize the utilization of fresh wood in order to manage the demand for wood-based products, with many producers finding ways to make use of the sawdust and residue left after processing. There are even facilities devoted to reclaiming used wood by running harvested sections through a recycling process that allows the product to be used in the creation of new goods such as furniture, cabinetry, and recycled paper products. The ability to make more efficient use of wood has made it easier to allow time for forests and intentionally created wood gardens to replenish between harvestings, while also helping to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.