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 enables those who specify building materials to “think” wood use, and increases awareness of wood’s benefits in non-residential applications.

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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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Think Wood focuses on promoting softwood lumber’s benefits for the use of structural and appearance products in, on and around the home.

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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 10th consecutive year, the SLB and its program partners—the American Wood Council (AWC), Think Wood, and WoodWorks—delivered year-over-year growth in demand and impact for the softwood lumber industry, generating more than 1.8 billion board feet (bbf) of incremental demand in 2021.

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Cover image of 2021 Annual Report
Interior of office building featuring wood construction.


Interior of home featuring wood construction

Funded Programs

Office building exterior featuring wood and glass construction


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