naturally bonded boards

A collaborative effort with Research Mechanical Engineer John F. Hunt (now retired), of the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) from 2010-2014 on the research of a non-toxic, biodegradable and recyclable, engineered wood composite panel made from sawdust and post consumer and recycled fibers without added formaldehyde. I was in a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with FPL from 2012-14. In 2012, I jointly filed with John Hunt the following provisional patent: Lee C.M.; Hunt, J.F. 2012. BINDERLESS PANEL MADE FROM WOOD PARTICLES AND CELLULOSIC FIBERS. US Patent Application No.: 61/594921. The status was “patent pending” when I transferred my rights to FPL in 2014. 

Forming processes

Research and analysis

A Product’s ByProduct, A Byproduct’s Product

Installation at the Madison Children’s Museum

By-product Becomes Product

Group Exhibition at the Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco

Workshop Residence

Exhibition of work made out of Naturally Bonded Boards and other products made during the residency

Additional Prototypes for End-user applications