I recently read an article about how much waste is generated in woodworking production. As a practitioner in the woodworking industry, the author, based on authoritative survey data, combined with his own industry experience, obtained a result that the wood waste rate in the entire production cycle from tree felling to the final wooden product:

If we add up all the lost wood along the way from stump to final project it comes to about 84% of the tree that we started with.

The original article is as below

Tree—(30-40% waste as slash and residue)—Stump—(41% waste as sawdust, chips, bark)—Rough lumber—(18% shavings)—Finished lumber—Wood crafts

wood waste from processing stump

Woodworking, involving everything from small hand tools to large CNCs, whether cutting, sanding, planing, edge banding, dowel drilling, etc. can create large amounts of wood dust. If you click on any wood processing video from YouTube, you can intuitively find that a large number of sawdust leftovers are produced during the wood processing process.

Faced with such a large amount of wood waste, in addition to the simplest treatment method-dumping them into the burn pile, well-designed and efficient recycling is necessary. One of the solutions is to utilize these wood wastes reprocessed into pellets or charcoal, which will generate higher economic value.

make pellet and charcoal briquettes from wood wastes

Among these woodworking wastes, sawdust can be directly used to make sawdust rods or wood pellets as a good industrial or household fuel. Sawdust rods can also be carbonized into charcoal to further increase economic value. Our company has this complete set of solutions and equipment. More detailed content can visit the following page.

There are also some large-size scraps like wood blocks, wood chips, shavings, etc. You can crush them into sawdust first, and then use the above solution. They can also be directly carbonized and then made into charcoal briquettes with various shapes and applications.

The above two solutions can solve the utilization problem of all wood waste generated by wood processing. There is an old Chinese saying that green water and green mountains are golden and silver mountains. Forest resources are limited. Maximizing the use of wood waste and reducing deforestation play a decisive role in the protection of the ecological environment.

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