Canada Wood participates Furniture China 2017


This year Canada Wood participated in the 23rd Furniture China in 2017, continued to expand the export opportunity of Canada wood products in China. Through this exhibition, Canada Wood showcase the use of high quality coniferous wood products from sustainable forest resource, such as children's furniture made from coniferous wood, to show the confidence in environmental safety and durability.

Lance Tao, China's director of marketing said that China's construction industry is growing rapidly. Canada Wood aims to promote the use of wood frame construction, wood frame applications, and the Canadian wood manufacturing technology in the field of  furniture and decorations. Also, Canada Wood assist members to promote their products, to achieve a win-win situation in the market.


Main Species of Canadian Wood

Canada is renowned by its sustainable forest management, mainly producing the following species:

1. SPF
The SPF lumber is a combination of Canadian Spruces, Pines and Firs growing in different regions of the country. Lumber produced from spruce-pine-fir species is marketed together as SPF.

SPF is ideal for residential and commercial construction due to its competitive cost and high strength to weight ratio. It can also be used for many other industrial applications such as the production of Engineered Wood Products, Packaging, Furniture Framing, Packaging, Concrete Formworks and other re-manufactured products.

2. Hem-Fir
Canadian Hem-Fir lumber is comprised of two coastal species (Hemlock and Amabilis Fir) and is available in structural, appearance and remanufacturing grades. Hem-Fir is renowned for its combination strength and beauty and used in the construction of residential, light commercial buildings, structural building components and a wide range of industrial applications.

Canadian Hem-Fir is a mainstay of many builders because it is strong and lightweight, has a straight grain that resists spitting, holds its nail and screws firmly, relatively free of pitch and able to hold a variety of glues and adhesives.

3. Douglas Fir
Douglas fir is the tallest commercial timber in Canada. It contains two major tree species: Coastal Douglas fir and inland Douglas fir. Sapwood color is light with narrow width. Heartwood may appear in yellow to reddish-brown. And the color difference between earlywood and latewood is obvious, the latter has a deeper, sharper band. This color difference caused the flat sawn wood have different wood grain pattern. Wood texture is fine medium, straight lines, no holes.

4. Western Red Cedar
Western red cedar has been widely used by builders and artisans for centuries. Unfinished red cedar has richly textured grain with colours ranging from mellow ambers, reddish cinnamons and rich sienna browns. The white cedar sapwood has a creamy vanilla colour while the heartwood is straw yellow. If untreated and exposed to the elements it turns into a silvery gray. The warm cedar coloring is complimented by a uniform, fine-grained texture with a satin luster.

Cedar contains natural preservatives that resist moisture, decay and insect damage. Make cedar ideal forl for siding and shingles, decking, moulding, windows, doors, posts, beams, fencing, garden furniture, interiors and saunas.

5. Western Yellow Cedar

The texture of yellow cedar is strong, which is close to hardwood. Yellow cedar is a very durable species; It is renowned by its hardness and slow-growth speed. The color of yellow cedar is clear and uniform. And the color of sapwood's narrow band is very similar with heartwood. Due to the natural extract from yellow cedar, making it has resistance in decay, and has nice flavor when cutting.

Because of its strength, hardness and durability, yellow cedar is ideal for flooring and deck terraces. It is widely used for industrial purpose because of its resistance in decay, corrosion, wind and rain erosion. For instance, troughs, chemical containers, stables, floors or sports facilities for outdoor seats. It is also used in shipbuilding, sauna, cabinets and wooden craft products such as Japanese Buddha carving.


About Canada Wood Group

The Canada Wood Group helps Canadian wood products manufacturers diversify and expand export opportunities for their products in traditional and emerging overseas markets, including Europe, Japan, China, South Korea and India.

The Canada Wood Group’s two main focuses are:

1. Market Access

Broadening technical support to address market access and regulatory issues in offshore markets that limit trade of Canadian forest products. These activities include developing technical information pertaining to international product standards and building code regulations for the recognition of Canada’s wood products and wood-frame building systems; addressing phytosanitary issues; providing technical support and training; and developing information supporting and promoting the environmental reputation of Canada’s sustainable forest management practices and policies.

2. Branding

Increasing wood product knowledge of consumers, builders, architects and so on in international markets through market development projects (e.g., educational and promotional missions, trade fairs, market opportunity studies, seminars, wood demonstration projects and related activities, generic promotional brochures, technical literature).