The wood material

7.5 credits

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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.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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