Trees 101

While there are dozens of controversies over planting trees, deforestation, and just how trees play a role in the environment, there are some facts we can count on. Naturally growing and planted trees produce oxygen within the air and generally help cool the environment when the photosynthesis process removes carbon dioxide and converts it to food that helps trees and plant materials grow. Not only that, the leaves that fall from trees are known to reduce ground soil temperatures and increase moisture needed for animals. While trees are essential to our ecosystem, we also plant them specifically for improving air quality and for use in wood components, paper products, wood chips, and more. So, what’s all the fuss about?

Trees Are Caught in the Middle

Many nations continue to argue about the value or hazards that surround forests. Global warming is a constant controversy, and trees often get caught in the middle of the argument. While scientists debate over whether planting trees adds or takes away value, the general public is split as well, and the subject is often political. While planting trees would seem to be a perfect solution to cleaner air, some argue that trees absorb more of the sun’s energy and that in turns raises the planet’s surface temperature. Some also claim that trees emit volatile gases that contribute to air pollution while others see trees as consuming the gases and cleaning the air.

The Beauty of a Tree

Regardless of opinions, scientific evaluations, and controversial facts, what we may all be able to agree upon is the beauty of a tree. Some of the benefits surely seem to outweigh the negative effects, and we certainly would be deprived without trees. Let’s review the possibilities in natural, earth-generated trees:

  • They’re beautiful
  • Absorb pollutant gases and produce oxygen
  • Cool our homes, streets, and cities
  • Shade slows water evaporation in lawns and soil
  • Slow runoff with reduced chance of soil and pollutant migration
  • Provide food in the form of apples, pears, oranges, bananas, dates, and dozens of other edible delights
  • Offer seasonal effects, from shade to leaves
  • Produce wood for our structures, cabinetry, wood parts, furniture, and so much more
  • Enhance the economical landscape
  • Provide a haven and habitat for wildlife

While you may find some of these benefits controversial as well, let’s at least agree on the beauty of a tree.

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You can count on Timberpart for high-quality wood cabinetry used for commercial projects or every scale. If want to learn more about how tree wood is superior for your construction projects or supplier needs, Timberpart can help. We stand behind superior timber products and excellent customer services, and we offer competitive prices for every order. You’ll enjoy discounted bulk order pricing along with sale options up to 30% on selected parts. Timberpart has been servicing customers for over seven years, supplying natural wood products to customers like you. Visit us online to view our photo gallery and expert workmanship or submit a request, and let us help you fulfill your production needs.

Practical Sustainable Wood for Modern Construction

Wood is timeless. As new construction materials and modern design concepts emerge across the decades, there is still no replacement for real wood. Take a look at design trends for most structures including resorts, hotels, office buildings, factories, and airports, to name a few. You’ll see wood products in the foundation, in the framework, and in the finished interior and exterior architectural elements. It’s no secret that practical, sustainable wood continues to make its way into new construction and design elements across the continent.

Foundations

Wood foundations are durable and sound, particularly if they are properly engineered and assembled. Foundations are often made from pressure-treated wood to withstand the elements. Wood keeps interiors warm and dry, and wood is easy to work with. With the proper installation of foundation-grade wood, water is not generally an issue. This type of wood is chemically treated with a copper blend that prevents bacteria, mold, and wood-loving pests. Resilient building foundations rely on excellent construction in order to hold up and support large structures over time.

Framework

Construction framework, also known as framing, is best completed with the use of wood and structural steel beams, especially for load-bearing walls that require added support for the upper regions of a building. Framing refers to the assembly of wood pieces that make up a structure’s frame and support system. Two categories of framing are often used: heavy frame construction and light frame construction. Heavy frame construction includes fewer but heavier timber, pole building, or steel framing while light frame construction uses economical dimensional lumber. Various types of framework options are used depending on the environment surrounding a structure; i.e., earthquakes, wind, rain, etc. Relevant framework is required in order to withstand forces that can break down the structure. A triangular shaped building when properly constructed is actually one of the strongest types of structures.

Finish Work for Interiors and Exteriors

Finish work (or finishing work) refers to the construction and often the aesthetics of the interior and exterior finishes of a building or structure. While typical finish work refers to walls and floors, also consider windows, doors, roofs, trim, cabinetry, furniture, kitchens, baths, and so much more. Pre or post-fabrication for these wood parts is important in large construction projects such as hotels and office buildings. For example, cabinetry is often ordered in bulk by part to save on costs, and then it is easily assembled onsite by various mechanized processes. There is simply no substitute for durable and beautiful wood when it comes to kitchen and bath cabinetry and other exterior wood components.

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You can count on Timberpart for high-quality wood cabinetry used for commercial projects or every scale. If want to learn more about custom wood parts for your construction projects or supplier needs, Timberpart can help. We stand behind superior timber products and excellent customer services, and we offer competitive prices for every order. You’ll enjoy discounted bulk order pricing along with sale options up to 30% on selected parts. Timberpart has been servicing customers for over seven years, supplying natural wood products to customers like you. Visit us online to view our photo gallery and expert workmanship or submit a request, and let us help you fulfill your production needs.

From Tree To Timber—How Sawn wood is Formed

Trees grow in nearly every part of the world. The wood manufacturing process begins when trees are cut and form logs. From logs, there are various types of cutting processes that result in three cuts of wood: flatsawn wood, quartersawn wood, and riftsawn wood, also called flat sawn, quarter sawn, and rift sawn. These cuts are often referred to as sawnwood—or timber that is taken to a sawmill and sawed from tree logs into various lengths in various directions. The type of cut is identified by the tree’s growth rings that show on the wood boards. The end result is lumber that can be manufactured and used for a multitude of purposes including furniture, cabinetry, and wood paneling, to name a few. When large pieces of lumber are sawn for heavy construction, lumber is often called timber. You’ve heard the expression, “TIMBER,” often spoken when a large tree or other object is about to fall to the ground during a backyard or high-end construction project.

Flatsawn Wood

Flatsawn wood is most popular among retailers and buyers because it costs less to manufacture and the grain suits many types of wood applications. The milling process involves cuts through the center of the log with little waste. This flat sawn style of wood displays what is called a “cathedral” cut based on a tangential wood grain. Flat sawn wood is easy to find and cost effective for projects of every scale.

Quartersawn Wood

The quartersawn wood cut takes more time and labor to produce because the log must be cut into quarters. The patterns are often desirable for certain projects and in fact the process results in a stronger piece of wood that is more moisture resistant. Cupping, twisting, and warping are less likely than with flat sawn wood, but waste is usually higher. Buyers enjoy rich patterns and character in quarter sawn red oak and white oak.

Riftsawn Wood

For furniture and cabinetry, riftsawn wood is the most expensive and yet offers linearity in a straight-line grain. This cut is milled perpendicular to the growth rings. When furniture pieces need to match, rift sawn wood offers consistency. The manufacturing process is more labor intensive and waste is higher, so buyers will pay more. For beautiful custom wood parts for large-scale kitchen and bath cabinetry projects, rift sawn wood is the perfect choice if the budget is adequate.

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You can count on Timberpart for high-quality sawnwood used for commercial projects. If want to learn more about custom wood cabinets and drawers using red or white oak for your construction projects or supplier needs, Timberpart can help. We stand behind superior timber products and excellent customer services, and we offer competitive prices for every order. You’ll enjoy discounted bulk order pricing along with sale options up to 30% on selected parts. Timberpart has been servicing customers for over seven years, supplying natural wood products to customers like you. Visit us online to view our photo gallery and expert workmanship or submit a request, and let us help you fulfill your production needs.

Wood Cabinetry for All Seasons, All Industries

In nearly every commercial industry, from hotels to high-rises, there’s a grand demand for wood cabinetry. Every room in nearly every inhabitable building requires storage options in the form of cabinets, and wood is lately the material of choice. Modern day industrial-scale cabinet designers are challenged to blend open concept design attributes with full functionality to create spaces that people find warm yet appealing.

Cabinet Architecture As Focal Points

Given today’s desire for open floor plans, patrons, visitors, and office workers entering a room are naturally drawn to focal points, which includes beautiful cabinetry. The basic components that make up standard cabinets are in fact the architectural elements that draw attention and count for a major part of room aesthetics. These components generally include door panels, drawer fronts, end panels, and hardware.

Latest in Wood Fashions 

Designers are capitalizing on a variety of wood fashions to create spaces that resonate with their beholders and evoke feelings and emotions for a personal “experience,” which aligns with today’s consumer behaviors in general. The type, color, patina, and texture of wood cabinetry along with the hardware pulls and brackets can bring out the best in a room. While every consumer has a different style, trending colors come and go and consumers tend to follow the crowd. This year, earth tones and natural materials with great color depth are favored among commercial spaces, with gray and brown wood and paint tones for kitchens and baths. White is also popular, standing alone or as a rich complement to either gray or brown.

Wood Design Alternatives

Industry leaders are working with construction and design consultants to offer aesthetic wood alternatives that include beauty and function. People want cabinet parts with clean and subtle lines but added interest in a handcrafted look, a country distressed patina, rough and unique textures, and mix ‘n’ match woods. For kitchen and bathroom cabinets on projects small and large, everything is in from recycled wood to natural wood finishes.

Functionality on the Forefront

While hotel room experiences and office modernity are important to people everywhere, full functionality must not be sacrificed. Multitaskers seek energy-efficient, multipurpose spaces and workstations for every activity, from office work to cooking and crafting. Cabinetry has got to beautiful and it has got to have function.

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You can count on Timberpart for modern wood furnishings that are suited for today’s commercial projects. If want to learn more about custom wood cabinets and drawers for your construction projects or supplier needs, we can help. We stand behind superior timber products and excellent customer services, and we offer competitive prices for every order. You’ll enjoy discounted bulk order pricing along with sale options up to 30% on selected parts. Timberpart has been servicing customers for over seven years, supplying natural wood products to customers like you. Visit us online to view our photo gallery and expert workmanship or submit a request, and let us help you fulfill your production needs.

The Rebirth of Natural Wood in Commercial Construction

The timber industry has come full scale. Since the early days when wood was a natural, sought after commodity for large-scale building projects of every type, alternative wood products have made there way into the markets and managed to impress some leaders and builders along the way. Steel and concrete made their debut as worthy materials for a number of commercial construction projects. Timing was good, given the decade-long siege of the bark beetle in the 2000s and periods of devastating drought in the Northwest. While some of the fake-wood options are excellent choices for certain applications, such as a Trex® outdoor deck for example, there is a new shift taking place—a rebirth of natural wood in commercial construction of airports, educational buildings, hotels, museums, schools, sports facilities, and more.

Clean and Sustainable Wood

There is no question that natural tree wood is a clean and sustainable option, from forest to fabrication. Wood is clean, easy to manufacture, and made to withstand the elements. Manufacturing wood requires minimal artificial or synthetic alterations, chemical processes, or other modifications, and technology offers better fabrication and connection engineering systems that make this possible. Trees can be planted specifically for the purpose of wood manufacturing so that we are not destroying forests unnecessarily. Not only that, forests clean the air and give us a product that is fresh for breathing and safe for the environment. There is a new trend for timber as an architectural alternative that offers sustainable construction.

Beautiful, Durable, and Versatile Wood

The varieties of wood types make wood a valuable option for both internal and external construction needs. There are many beautiful soft woods and hard woods that offer the durability and versatility needed for the project at hand. While synthetic wood products are suitable for certain environments, there is no match for the beauty, durability, and versatility found in birch, oak, maple, cherry, and poplar, to name a few. These woods are structurally flexible and well suited for cabinets, drawers, kitchen organizers, and furniture.

Energy and Cost-Efficient Wood

From energy and cost-efficiency standpoints, solid wood construction including cross-laminated panel systems is at the top of the list. Known as a natural material for maximizing R-value and insulation in wood framing, for example, wood meets or exceeds energy codes. Wood usually allows more space for insulation, increasing performance and saving costs. The popularity of wood has spiraled given its resilience to both natural and manmade disasters that have plagued the world in recent years. Made to withstand wind, moisture, other natural elements, most of the world agrees there is no real replacement for wood. This rebirth of wood for commercial construction is a welcome sign for the wood products industry.

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You can count on Timberpart for beautiful, durable, and versatile wood and wood parts used for commercial and residential cabinetry and other kitchen and bath furniture. If want to learn more about custom wood cabinets and drawers for your construction projects or supplier needs, we can help. We stand behind superior kiln-dried timber products and excellent customer services, and we offer competitive prices for every order. You’ll enjoy discounted bulk order pricing along with sale options up to 30% on selected parts. Timberpart has been servicing customers for over seven years, supplying fine wood products to customers like you. Visit us online to view our photo gallery and expert workmanship or submit a request, and let us help you fulfill your production needs.