August 22 – 25, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA

Wood 101. All about Wood for Manufacturers and Woodworkers

Thursday, August 25th from 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Session Code: MFG2

Location: B303 (located in Building B - Level 3)

Presented by: The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC

Speaker: Eugene Wengert, President: The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC  

This class, with a strong practical orientation, looks at the basic properties and behavior of wood and how these properties affect the manufacturing and performance of wood products in today’s world. Discussion includes information on shrinkage, warping, checking, color, wood quality, variation of properties from species to species, and even tree to tree of the same species, plus more. Brief discussion how these properties affects gluing and machining is also included. This class will also dispel “wives’ tales” and replace them with factual, useful information.

About Eugene Wengert: Gene Wengert, known as “The Wood Doctor,” began writing his column “Ask the Wood Doctor” in 1978 for FDM & Cabinetmaker. He is president of THE WOOD DOCTOR’S RX, LLC. Wengert provides practical training and manufacturing analyses on-site for the wood products industry. He is the author of eight practical books and has published over 400 articles relating to the wood products industry