2200 Lay-In Linear
The aesthetic of the panelized linear, but in a fully downward-accessible system.
The 9Wood Lay-in Linear style wood ceiling offers a design where the individual wood member is wider than it is deep. The standard panel width is 24″. Standard panel lengths are 4′, 6′, 8′, or 10′ (nominal) for solid wood. Veneers with matching edge banding are frequently used in 8′ lengths. Cost budgets are typically the decision driver. Both perform well. In non-seismic zones this suspension system allows for productive installation and easy lift-out accessibility.
The Lay-in Linear uses a pre-assembled panel fabrication process. Full panel access is available by means of lay-in backers that permit lift-out accessibility: lift, shift, and remove. In seismic zones it requires a safety wire tie-off or lock-down screws.
Lay-In Linears must be cared for in a controlled interior environment (RH 25%-55% max; temp. 60°-80°) and installed only after reaching equilibrium moisture content. Should the building fall outside these limits, consult 9Wood for our Wood Ceiling Acclimatization for Professionals handbook.
The Lay-In Linear can enhance acoustics via sound absorbing material placed over open reveals within the T-Bar grid. Insulation is typically provided locally.
Individual members and components can be coated with Class I (A) Fire Retardant chemicals (solid wood use FR coatings, veneered particleboard use FR formulas). Particular species or styles have not been tested.
Lay-In Linears may qualify toward MR-3, MR-4.1/4.2, MR-5.1/5.2, MR-6, MR-7, IEQ-4.2 or IEQ-4.4. As all products are custom-fabricated, LEED credit opportunities are project by project. Please contact 9Wood for specifics.
The Lay-In Linear permits MEP penetrations in the ceiling’s surface. Cut panels may require supplemental reinforcement. Fixtures and diff users must be independently supported.
Lay-In Linears typically require safety-wire tie-offs or a lock-down screw. Please consult local code or a licensed engineer for any additional requirements.
Species & Finishes
9Wood offers both domestic and imported species for the Lay-In Linear. Clear, matte sheen finish is standard; custom stain matches are available. For additional information see our species article.
Lay-In Linears lift and shift into 15/16″ heavy duty T-Bar main runners. Main runners are typically 2′ on center.
Lay-In Linears typically weigh 2-4 pounds per square foot, depending on members per linear foot and species.