WoodAdvocate-ThumbnailFounded in April 2014, Wood Advocate provides its readers with interesting tidbits about wood.  Wood Advocate aims to inform readers about how wood is utilized, the roles it has played in history, and some of the science behind these topics.  WoodAdvocate.com is a private educational and outreach non-profit project.

Perhaps the most remarkable yet overlooked aspect of the wood community is its diversity.  We strive to provide insight and perspective to the world of wood products.  WoodAdvocate.com is a place for these pieces to collect and be shared with others.  Our network is built on participation of knowledgeable woodworkers.


The Wood Advocate strives to improve the working body of knowledge of the function and value of wood products by providing the reader with clear unbiased and thought provoking information on the science, application, and history of wood both technical and cultural.

Who’s behind the scenes?

Founder and Contributor

Kyle Newman has a vast woodworking back ground.  He currently fills a technical leadership role in the wood products industry.  Kyle got his start through the 4-H program and began to focus on wood products with a Bachelors in Science studying Wood Products Manufacturing Technology.  Since graduation, he has kept active in both industry and community as he pursues his passion for woodworking.  Kyle founded WoodAdvocate.com to help bridge the gap between knowledge that lies on both sides of the spectrum.

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Contributor: Daniel Warner

Whether he’s running his sawmill on the family farm or driving process improvement at a major production facility, Dan Warner is always pushing the limits of wood processes. Coming from the old world furniture town of Tell City, Dan has spent over two decades in the business of wood products, a good portion of which as manager of the Wood Research Lab, Purdue University. His passion for wood science and the history of wood working is reflected in his personal shop, full of 100 year old cast iron behemoth, and wood oddities. He pursues full understanding of any woodworking issue and “raising the bar” on what is generally known about wood.

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  1. I loved you ww2 posters, but do you know what kind of wood they used on the trucks. We have several us www trucks and the wood paneling and seats are in amazingly good shape 70 years after.

    Anne from Norway


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