Senior Instructor
Research Interests:
Forest Sciences Centre 4041
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 6048220034

The main focus of my research is manufacturing of wood products in the secondary industry. Topics trained and researched in this field include: wood processing machinery, development and design of wood products, furniture and wood products production, plant layout and optimization, and the overall economic analysis of the wood products industry.


Projects

STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF VALUE-ADDED BUILDING COMPONENTS – MACHINING MDF IMPROVING SURFACE FINISH

Current Courses

Winter 2017

WOOD290 Secondary Wood Products Manufacturing Sections

Basic secondary wood products manufacturing. Focus on producing and joining lumber, edging, drilling, veneers and CNC equipment.

Winter 2017

WOOD485 Furniture Construction Sections

The theory and practice of modern construction techniques used in the manufacture of furniture and cabinets.

Winter 2017

WOOD499 Wood Products Capstone Sections

Development of a wood products manufacturing start-up company. Development of comprehensive business plan, marketing strategy, product design, equipment selection and justification, manufacturing plant layout, and economic analyses.

Selected Publications


Furst, R. (1999). Tolerances for high-quality wood products Woodworking Magazine.