Local Forestry

Transparent wood could replace glass in windows

Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have created a transparent wood that can be produced in bulk, the university announced Thursday.

Transparent wood isn’t new. Lumber has been fashioned into translucent, minute pieces for the study of wood. However, the university’s efforts could lead to the mass production of the material—something that could bode well for a society that’s increasingly focused on renewable resources.