Wood fabrication is different methods to machine wood materials.
The machining centers for wood fabrication are quite similar to those for metal working processes. In a wood workshop there are commonly lathes, milling centers and grinding machines. In addition there are also sawing machines. Sawmills usually have similar equipment and machine tools, but can handle much larger quantities and dimensions.
Even if the machine tools are almost alike, wood has completely different characteristics. Generally, woods is softer, more brittle and more fragile compared to metals. Wood also reacts differently depending on in which direction a cut is made.
Workshops specializing in wood work has become scarce. Mostly there are smaller work shops which do wooden moulds, prototypes and models for manufacturing companies, or small-scale furniture pieces. The heavier production is usually made directly