Wooden winners’ podiums and medals trays at the Vancouver Winter Olympics were made using SCM wood processing technology.

Twenty-three wooden podiums and medals trays were in use at the Games’ 11 venues, as host province British Columbia (BC) looked to promote its timber expertise to a watching world.

They were processed by British Columbia’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing based at British Columbia University.

Each podium, created using 18 BC wood species, was manufactured using a Routech Record 110AL TVN Prisma five-axis CNC machining centre.

The Prisma K five-axis machining head allowed operators to process every species type, as well as the varying shapes required, while the TVN worktable allowed flexibility and fast set-ups for processing the podiums, which range from 480-1525cm in length, 170-500cm in depth and 30-60cm in height.