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Robert Libke Public Safety Building, Oregon City, OR, FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc., Photo courtesy: Christian Columbres, WDA 2022 Winner

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is an industry-funded initiative established to promote the benefits and uses of softwood lumber products in outdoor, residential, and non-residential construction.


Think Wood encourages those who specify and install building materials to “think” wood use and seeks to increase their awareness of wood’s benefits as a structural and appearance material in residential and non-residential buildings.

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American Wood Council pursues opportunities to use building standards development venues, technical research, and design tools to open new markets for softwood lumber.

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SLB Education works to increase knowledge of wood design and construction among design and construction professionals, code officials, developers, students, and faculty of postsecondary institutions.

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WoodWorks is designed to increase the consumption and market share of softwood lumber in multifamily and non residential construction.

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The Softwood Lumber Board Promotes the Use of Lumber in Construction


For the 11th consecutive year, the SLB collectively delivered year-over-year growth in demand and impact for the softwood lumber industry, generating more than 2 billion board feet of incremental demand in 2022—a record in the SLB’s history.

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Funded Programs

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Industry News Highlights

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Continuing to Advance the Industry’s Goal of Stimulating Demand and Expanding Markets | The SLB’s Interactive Digital 2023 Q1 Report Is Now Available

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Softwood Lumber Board Receives $384K Grant for Faculty Development Program

SLB August eNewsletter is Now Available

The SLB & USDA Forest Service Fund Market-Expanding Initiatives | SLB August 2023 Newsletter