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Rayonier employees are putting our resources to work for you! We take you behind the scenes in this series of Rayonier videos and articles.

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Returning To Woodworking’s Roots: An Interview With The Unplugged Woodshop’s Tom Fidgen

Hand tool woodworking leader Tom Fidgen shares how he became an internationally-renowned woodworking teacher—and why he gave up power tools. Tom is our latest interviewee as we celebrate wooden DIY projects and search for some of America’s best work. You can enter your favorite project into the Rayonier DIY Contest from now to Nov. 1, 2021. Visit rayonier.com/diy-contest.

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Mama Needs A Project’s Emilee Anderson Inspires Woodworking Women

Blogger Emilee Anderson shares how she discovered woodworking and became a mentor for other women with an interest in wood-based DIY projects. Emilee is our latest interviewee as we celebrate wooden DIY projects and search for some of America’s best work. You can enter your favorite project into the Rayonier DIY Contest from now to Nov. 1, 2021. Visit rayonier.com/diy-contest.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: New Zealand’s Sam Middlemass

In the forestry industry, it’s our business to grow the best trees to make lumber for building and DIY projects. Woodwork DIYers found solace in their craft throughout the pandemic, which gave us the idea: let’s seek out some of the best wood-based DIY projects out there. We started with a contest for our own employees, and they didn’t disappoint! Today we’re featuring Sam Middlemass, who built many beautiful projects while staying home during the pandemic.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: Neris Biciunas

Foresters spend their careers growing trees for the lumber needs of future generations. To celebrate the end use of our work, we created the Rayonier DIY Contest for woodworkers, seeking to see some of the best DIY projects around. We started with our own team. Today, we feature our grand prize winner: Washington State-based Resource Land Manager Neris Biciunas and his entry of traditionally made wooden kayaks.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: Robert Hall

At Rayonier, we spend our careers growing trees to provide the lumber future generations will need. Now we’re celebrating the end result, seeking some of the best wooden DIY projects out there. We started with our own employees, holding the first-ever Rayonier DIY Contest. Today, we feature the work of Robert Hall, our IT Manager of Real Estate and Marketing Systems.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: Laura Peacock

Over the past year, the market for wooden DIY projects has exploded. The work the forestry industry does provides the wood, so we set out to see some of the best DIY projects around. We started with our own employees, holding the first-ever Rayonier DIY Contest. Today, we feature Florida-based Revenue Specialist Laura Peacock and her rustic wooden cooler.

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Quileute Tribe Uses the Forest For Ancient Traditions

Forestry companies and Native American tribes are deeply intertwined in Washington state, where they must work together to share and sustain the resources the land provides. The humble Quileute Tribe of La Push shares how the forest is the lifeblood of their rich history.

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Angel Tree Brings Joy to Children in Support Services

Something so simple as a gift to unwrap can mean so much to a child going through the rollercoaster of emotions that come with being placed in foster care. Rayonier works with Family Support Services of North Florida to ensure every child in their care in Nassau County, FL, receives 3 Christmas wishes.

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Rayonier Angel Tree Grants Wishes for 115 Nassau County, FL, Foster Children

Family Support Services has 115 foster children enrolled in its program in Nassau County, FL, and it can be a challenge to provide gifts for all of them. Rayonier’s employees partnered with FSS to buy and wrap three gifts for each of them.

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