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A Planning Guide for Small and Medium Size Wood products Companies

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Specialty Wood Products

Wood Carver at WorkHat carved from woodSpecialty wood products includes trees, or parts of trees, that are not usually considered valuable as forest products. This could be due to their species and form, or that the volume is so small that traditional harvesting operations are not economically viable. However, these raw materials can be turned into valuable products by skilled artisans! The product list is lengthy and quite diverse, but all crafts are unique. Items like furniture, carvings, musical instruments, bowls, baskets, table tops, walking sticks, wooden bats, and other crafts are among the many products.

There are two strategies for forestland owners; one is to manufacture the products themselves, the other is to sell wood or wood "debris" from the land to small woodworking businesses. Marketing prices vary with location and the target market. The product quality, demand and product availability all influence profitability.

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