BEYOND THE NATURAL DIMENSIONS OF THE TREE
– Great lengths
Finger jointing enables not only the manufacturing of great lengths (up to 13 metres) but also optimises the use of material because losses and waste wood are minimal for the user.
– Great widths/thicknesses
The lamination technique enables beams of great dimensions (thickness and width) to be manufactured from small sections, thus reaching a high level of inertia. This translates into framework elements that are able to cover wide spans.
REGULARITY AND DIMENSIONAL STABILITY
The timber is straight throughout its length thanks to finger jointing, which limits bow and spring (maximum length of the boards used : 2 metres).
Machining, cutting, assembling : everything becomes easier.
Large parts are made by gluing dry timber of small to medium sections, which increases the slenderness ratio without risk of distortion, splits or cracks. Consequently, LAMWOOD has better resistance to variations in humidity.
Finger jointing eliminates the imperfections in timber. The timber is purged of its knots, splits, cracks and other pockets of resin. Its appearance and mechanical classification are thus greatly improved.
The timber is entirely reconstituted from small sawn sections from small diameter logs. So the only remaining knots are those that do not exceed 2/3 of the thickness of the lamella (for glulam), which is all the more beautiful for it. Also, the use of glue with invisible joints fully preserves the natural appearance of the component.