Wood is ideal for indoor, outdoor and structural uses, not only as a finish material, but also to bring warmth and natural beauty to interior and exterior applications. The benefits of wood include its cost effectiveness, ease and efficiency of construction, versatility and sustainability.

Performance

Wood’s design flexibility makes it suitable for a wide range of building types and applications, both structural and aesthetic. It can be bent, shaped or assembled given its superior physical and working properties. Wood glues well and has good nail and screw holding ability. It takes stains easily and can be sanded to a smooth finish. Wood is structurally strong and has load-bearing properties.

Aesthetics

Wood brings a feeling of subtle opulence and warmth to any space with its grain, texture and colour. It can be kept natural or stained to a darker finish allowing designers to create contemporary and traditional looks. Wood can be shaped and bent to any form and provides a ready canvas for intricate carvings as well.

Durability

Wood is either inherently resistant or can be treated to become termite, rot and decay resistant. Many wooden structures built over a century ago still stand strong, reiterating the longevity of wood as a building material. Repairs and renovations are easier with wood due to simpler construction practices.

Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly

In Canada, manufacturing wood into products requires far less energy than other materials—and very little fossil fuel energy. Most of the energy that is used comes from converting residual bark and sawdust to electrical and thermal energy, adding to wood’s light carbon footprint.

Sustainable wood materials from British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are procured from sustainably managed forests and third-party certified to forest certification standards such as PEFC and FSC, assuring Vietnamese customers of its environmental credentials.

As trees grow, they clean the air we breathe by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, storing the carbon in their wood, roots, leaves or needles, and surrounding soil, and releasing the oxygen back into the atmosphere. Young trees absorb the most carbon dioxide, with the rate slowing as they reach maturity.

When trees start to decay, or when forests succumb to wildfire, insects or disease, the stored carbon is released back into the atmosphere. However, when trees are harvested and manufactured into forest products, the products continue to store much of the carbon.

More Resources

British Columbia’s Sustainable Forest Management

Forest Certification in British Columbia