About the think wood mobile tour


The Think Wood Mobile Tour is a beautiful and compelling museum-quality display that showcases the environmental and economic benefits of different softwood lumber and engineered wood products and their many uses in both residential and commercial construction. The traveling exhibit features a variety of interactive elements, props, and models, telling the wood story from the forest to the market.

The tour is provided in partnership by the Softwood Lumber Board, U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, the APA – Engineered Wood Association, and endorsed by the National Building Museum.

As of March 16, 2020 the Softwood Lumber Board has suspended the Think Wood Mobile Tour. With states of emergency being imposed in several states and events being canceled nationwide, it is prudent to do so. SLB staff will continue to monitor and adjust activities based on guidance from authorities on risk assessment and mitigation protocols, but it is possible that others will be canceled, postponed, or rescheduled.

Upcoming Events:

Think Wood Mobile Tour Guidelines for Event and Venue Scheduling:

  • 20 x 45' minimum space requirement. Level space with easy access should be provided so that the Think Wood Mobile Tour unit (TWMT) can be parked within 50 feet of access to electricity. (110 V) 
  • The TWMT will not pay for booth space rental nor electricity. Space must be complementary or furnished by a sponsor secured by the host organization or venue.
  • All venue requests must be made in writing by using this REQUEST FORM
  • All scheduled events remain tentative pending available staff and funding which may not be confirmed until two weeks prior to the event.
  • The Softwood Lumber Board and the TWMT will determine the tour schedule based on the type and size of venue, geographic location, proximity to other scheduled events and other considerations. Events and venues that attract architects, developers, engineers, contractors, the lumber industry and forestry events, will be given priority.
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