Contrary to popular belief, wood is a green building material. Unlike concrete, brick, glass, or plastic, wood is a recyclable and renewable resource that produces less carbon footprint than the construction materials mentioned above. However we must use and replenish this natural resource responsibly.
Timberco Finger Jointed Lumber offers an eco-friendly solution to our lumber needs. Timberco FJ is sourced from fast growing trees grown by local tree farmers. The plantation specie lumber is trimmed to remove knots and other natural defects, and then finger-jointed and reconstituted to full length construction material. Through this process, we maximize the portions of harvested wood and waste is reduced. Using plantation specie lumber also contributes to the livelihood of our local farmers. Sourcing wood from tree farms help in the development of local communities and encourages the replenishment of natural resources.
Finger joint technology was first used more than a hundred years ago. Since then, it has been widely employed by USA, Europe, Japan, and other advanced economies. The process involves bonding shorter pieces of wood to form longer planks by using structural adhesives. The technology has the advantage of ensuring stability and straightness of the lumber. When subjected to heat and humidity, a solid plank of wood is prone to twisting and warping due to the different density of fibers along its length. By fusing together different pieces of lumber, the sections balance out the lumber’s internal stress, creating a more stable product. Its strength is by no means diminished and remains the same as – if not, more so than naturally sawn lumber.
Used in living spaces, wood evokes a warm, rich, and timeless feeling. While it’s a limited resource, by employing sustainable and cost-effective solutions, we hope to enjoy the benefits of lumber for generations to come.