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


Accelerating Momentum: The Softwood Lumber Board 2023 Annual Report is Now Available. The SLB continues to prove its impact for the industry, generating 1.9 billion board feet of incremental demand last year.

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Interior of office building featuring wood construction.


Interior of home featuring wood construction

Funded Programs

Office building exterior featuring wood and glass construction


Industry News Highlights

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The SLB Q1 Report Highlights Work to Deliver Long-Term, Sustainable Growth in Demand for Softwood Lumber Products

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Five Winners Announced for $2M+ 2023 Mass Timber Competition

SLB June eNewsletter is Now Available

Defending market share at risk from WUI codes | SLB June 2024 Newsletter