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Did you know that FPS members now receive a complimentary electronic subscription to ALL Three FPS technical journals - Forest Products Journal, Wood Design Focus, & International Journal of Forest Engineering (A savings of over $400)?

About Wood Design Focus

Wood Design Focus is an electronic publication that provides a quarterly communications link between design professionals, educators, researchers, building code officials, and manufacturers of engineered wood products through the publication of technical articles related to contemporary engineered wood construction.

Each issue of Wood Design Focus presents technical papers on a particular aspect of wood engineering and a list of related literature.

You'll also find:
- Technical papers on other topics
- Readership discussions
- News

Covering Hot Topics

At the heart of Wood Design Focus is the need to address issues in the field of wood design that are timely and provide value to the readership. The 2013 Spring issue: Falls and Fall Protection in Construction is a prime example of that.  It was written in conjunction with the current Falls Campaign, a two-year educational effort hosted jointly between OSHA and the Center to Protect Worker’s Rights (CPWR). Articles were solicited from authors around the country who are not traditionally members of the wood products community to address the topic of fall protection and safety.  This issue was highly acclaimed and recently, copies of the issue were distributed to every field office of OSHA across the country. Safety is a concern for everyone – please download a free copy of this issue today to see the type of valuable content that comes with a subscription to Wood Design Focus.

Subscription Rates
Prices are subject to change without notice.


  • Wood Design Focus (Electronic) - Individuals: Complimentary; Institutions: $125


  • Wood Design Focus (Electronic) - Individuals: $155 (Includes One year FPS Membership); Institutions: $199


Submitting a Manuscript

If you are interested in submitting a paper for publication in Wood Design Focus, please contact WDF Editor, Daniel Hindman at:

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Knowledge Base

All historical electronic articles from Wood Design Focus are now easily searchable and accessible in the new FPS Knowledge Base (Beta).  Anyone can access and search one of the most important compilation of resources in the industry.  Even better - FPS members can download these documents free of charge.  

Knowledge Base