Canadian Wood hosts a successful webinar on WOODINNOVATIONS – Best Practices for Furniture Manufacture

Canadian wood webinar on WOODINNOVATIONS - Best Practices for Furniture Manufacture for the Indian wood working sector


Canadian Wood, a crown agency of the British Columbia government, conducted another informative webinar on the topic – Best Practices for Manufacture! The webinar, which was part of Canadian Wood’s WOODINNOVATIONS series, focused on the selection, sorting, and handling of wood. Moreover, the session shed on Designing, Machining, and Joinery as well. The Indian industry experts also shared information on the skills development of manufacturers and the ecosystem in India.


The Indian sector

It is widely known that the Indian sector is poised for growth. According to recent studies, the Indian manufacturing market shall surpass USD $27 billion by the end of 2025. It makes the Indian business a billion-dollar opportunity. The middle-class population, rising disposable income, and a growing number of families all contribute to the expansion of India’s sector.

Up until now, small unorganized local players & manufacturers used to mainly dominate the market in India. But over the last decade, the Indian market is witnessing an increase in contribution from organized players. Especially with the recent entry of global players like IKEA in India, this growing market has standardized the industry. Additionally, the market adapted best practices over its entire range of activities, right from sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, and skilled resources.


Canadian wood webinar on WOODINNOVATIONS - Best Practices for Furniture Manufacture for the Indian wood working sector


Industry experts, namely, Mr. Jimmy Thomas, Business Development Manager, Canadian Wood, Mr. Rahul Mehta, CEO, and Fittings Skill Council (FFSC), and Mr. Danish Khan, Head – Operations, I.EVO, shared their expertise on the best practices in manufacturing. The speakers talked about the selection of the right wood species (Moisture Content/defects/end-use, etc.), sorting and handling of wood, the difference between hardwood and softwood, types of wood joinery, while highlighting the world’s oldest wooden architecture.


world’s oldest wooden architecture highlighted at canadian wood webinar


Besides, the seminar focused on the Skill India Ecosystem, debunked carpentry misconceptions, and highlighted how the industry has evolved to become gender-neutral. It focused on the female talent that is emerging and participating in wooden crafts and workshops, which will help to improve the sector and expand its potential. The webinar went over how to learn the correct skills, how to become a joiner/cabinet maker/carpenter, and highlighted beyond just carpentry. Mr. Rambeer Singh Yadav, Business Development Manager, Canadian Wood, moderated the session.


Speaking about the manufacture of wood and Indian market, Mr. Pranesh Chibber, Country Director, Canadian Wood-

“India is known to have used wood traditionally to manufacture wooden products such as furniture. Being extremely easy to work with, wood remains suitable for applications such as joinery and carpentry, decorative panelling, furniture, mouldings, and cabinetwork. Due to its longevity, Canadian Wood species are extensively used for shingles, posts, poles, marine pilings, small boat hulls, oars and paddles, water and chemical tanks, window boxes, and exterior doors.”

“Currently, captured by local players & manufacturers, the market seems fragmented. However, with global giants like IKEA entering India, new opportunities have opened up. We see immense possibilities of building with wood, and hence we look forward to hosting more such enlightening webinars on WOODINNOVATIONS, which ultimately educate the industry and help our professional achieve new milestones.” he added.


Canadian Wood is well-known for hosting several webinars on a variety of topics relevant to the Indian business. These webinar sessions with Indian wood working industry partners have covered a wide range of subjects. These include topics of importance to the and exterior wood working business.  Moreover, they promote the use of certified wood from British Columbia, Canada.

Click here to watch the webinar on WOODINNOVATIONS – Best Practices in Manufacturing!


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