The wood material

7.5 credits

This course deals with the wooden species of northern Europe and overview the wood chain from forest to the finished product. It introduces the area of wood identification, wood anatomy, wood chemistry and durability. Furthermore, quality factors like how to handle and store wood are explained. At last, the principles of some wood mechanical processing are taught. Overall, this course aims to give an understanding on the north European forestry, wood properties affected by handling conditions and the wood mechanical processing from tree to finished consumer products.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.