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microscopy (SEM); simul wood; wood polymer nano- composite (WPC); WPC in presence of nanoclay. Introduction Wood is a natural fi ber composite, the components of which are arranged in the cell wall as polymer composites consisting of cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin with a special supra- molecular architecture (Salm é n and Burgert 2009 ; Stevanic and Salm é n 2009 ). A disadvantage in utilization is swelling and shrinking in an environment with changing humidity. It is also susceptible to attacks of microorganisms and insects (e.g., termites). Chemical