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EPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project: Profile of the Wood Furniture and Fixtures Industr...
Provides an overview of the wood furniture and fixtures industry, industrial processes involved, che...

This information resource focuses on materials and methods used to apply finish to wood furniture and fixtures. Wood is coated to protect it from physical and chemical damage, and natural degradation, as well as to impart an aesthetically pleasing finish. Furniture and fixtures include the following items:
  • kitchen and other types of cabinets
  • office furniture
  • store fixtures
  • partitions
  • shelving
  • institutional furniture
  • household furniture (either solid wood or upholstered) made from wood including manufactured wood
  • smaller wood items, such as baskets, spice racks, and gunstocks

Note: The preservation and/or coating of wood for use in construction and/or outdoor application is not covered in this resource.

This information resource details materials and processes involved in wood finishing. Many of the finishing materials and application methods have an adverse environmental impact and regulations have been developed to help mitigate those impacts. This resource also presents pollution prevention opportunities and best management practices for wood finishing operations.


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The Wood Furniture Manufacturing Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
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Hub Last Updated: 1/8/2013