The economic advantage of specifying standard module sizes is clear. What is not so clear is the decision tree necessary to determine the standard module in any given application.
Our architectural support team can help you specify for best yield, while helping your budget.
Hardwood, softwood, and veneers on substrates have different guidelines, dictated by the wood product supply chains.
Raw material selections
9Wood’s architectural support team will guide you through these parameters so you can specify for best yield, while helping your budget. In general, industry-wide module sizes follow one of three raw material selections:
- Veneers (standard raw material modules are 4’x8′ and 4’x10’ sheet goods) — Specifying a 24″ x 24″ panel produces a good yield. A 30″ x 30″ panel produces a poor yield.
- Hardwood (standard modules are 3/4″ net thickness by random width) — Specifying a 3/4″ thick x 2-1/4″ wide member (slat) produces a good yield. A 1″ thick x 2-1/4″ wide member produces a poor yield.
- Softwood (nominal dimensional sizes — a 2” x 4” nets out at 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″) — Specifying a 5/8″ x 3-1/4″ finished member produces a good yield. A 1″ x 2-3/4″ finished member produces a poor yield.
Of course, off-module sizes are available. However, they carry cost and schedule implications.
Whatever modules you may have in mind, we are happy to review your drawings and offer input for how to best optimize yield, while maintaining your design intent as closely as possible.