Various uses of living with wood

Uses as living with wood


Wood panelling, whether contemporary or traditional, painted, stained or natural, adds character to a room, while covering defects, improving insulation, balancing humidity, and providing a robust and maintenance-free surface. Panels can have different profiles and can be delivered ready-painted from the factory.


Wood panelling is particularly popular for ceilings, covering irregularities, minimizing maintenance, and simplifying the fitting of lighting and ventilation systems.

Wood windows

Wood windows are now available in a wide variety of styles and finishes, to suit all types of buildings, both modern and traditional. It is also possible to design special profiles in wood. It is often giving a surface protection by painting.


Wooden floors are beautiful, practical, healthy, durable and excellent value. They are hard wearing, yet warm to the touch, with enough “give” to be comfortable. They protect against static electricity, offer no hiding place for dust mites and will provide natural humidity control. Every wood floor has its own specific appearance and, whether solid wood or made of lamellas, will look beautiful over a long life, although the appearance of the wood can change over time, depending on the species.


Furniture manufacturing is an important sector for the sawmill industry, and has a long tradition of using wood. From a tradition of excellent workmanship, the Nordic furniture industry has developed into a modern, efficient industry with significant world-wide exports. Wooden furniture combines timeless beauty with robust practicality, whether a modern style statement, or a rustic classic, whether hand-crafted objects made from exotic hardwoods, or mass-produced pieces made from plantation softwoods, which are increasingly being engineered to provide ultra-high performance elements for the manufacturing industry.

Wood in the garden

It is inexpensive, simple to transport and handle and it blends into the natural surroundings of the landscape and garden. The possibilities are endless, from fencing to decking, pergolas to pagodas, planters to glasshouses.

Wood and chemicals

The processing and finishing technologies for wood often require the use of chemicals in the form of adhesives, paints and coatings, as well as products to improve wood's biological durability and moisture resistance.

The application of wood preservatives happens under very strict control in closed systems and conforms to the relevant European and national regulations. Pressure-treated timber for construction, agriculture, landscaping, garden products, marine, railway and many other applications enjoys an extended service life and provides a good, environmentally conscious alternative to non-renewable materials.

European Wood (in China)
C412, Beijing Lufthansa Center
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Beijing, P.R. China 100125
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Sino-European Wood Center
Room 202, Engineering Department,
Taoliyuan Hou, Xuhui Campus of Jiaotong University,
No.655 Panyu Road, Xu Hui District, Shanghai