Because of the important role of wood products in coal mining, and the relative lack of information on quantities and types used, this study had several objectives. First, to provide an estimate of the present use of wood products in coal mining, with emphasis on underground mines where wood usage is greatest. Second, to gain information on the availability of wood products, and any associated problems, to the coal mining industry. Third, to estimate the cost of wood products peculiar to mining. Fourth, to make projections of future consumption of wood products used in mining. In this study, over 220 mines provided data by questionnaire. Wood use per ton of underground coal was found to vary substantially by mining process and region.