In this study, influence of impregnating wood particles with mimosa bark extract on the some properties of particleboard was investigated. Properties evaluated were modulus of rupture (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE), internal bond (IB), thickness swelling (TS), and formaldehyde emission (FE). The results showed that particleboards made from particles impregnated with mimosa bark extract had significantly lower mechanical, physical and formaldehyde emission values than those of the boards made from unimpregnated particles. Brushing of mimosa bark extract to the surfaces and edges of the particleboards did not affect the mechanical properties, statistically. However, this application caused a significant improvement in the thickness swelling and formaldehyde emission. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.