8200 Linear Wood Wave
Substance and flexibility unite with Linear Wood Wave. Even with wood, you can bend the rules.
The 9Wood Linear Wave style wood ceiling offers a flexible wood linear design for a vaulted or undulating ceiling. The standard panel width is 12″. 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.
The Linear Wave uses a pre-assembled flexible panel. A curved suspension system is first installed (curved T-Bar or radiused tubing). Then the panels are flexed and married to the radiused suspension system using screws. This product can be installed throughout the country and is the preferred design in areas requiring seismic compliance. Full panel access is available by means of removing attachment screws hidden in reveals. Repetitive removal requires threaded 9Wood T-Bolt™ attachment as opposed to screws. Progressive linear installation systems for random joint placement are also available.
Linear Wood Waves 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 Linear Wood Wave 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 treated 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.
Linear Wood Waves 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 Linear Wood Wave permits MEP penetrations in the ceiling's surface. Cut panels may require supplemental reinforcement. Fixtures and diffusers must be independently supported.
Flexible Crosspiece Backers provide seismic code compliance by means of mechanical direct screw attachment to T-Bar via the flexible cross-piece backer. Please consult local code or a licensed engineer for any additional requirements.
Species & Finishes
9Wood offers both domestic and imported species for the Linear Wood Wave. Clear, matte sheen finish is standard; custom stain matches are available. For additional information see our species article.
Linear Wood Waves are directly attached to curved 15/16" T-Bar main runners or radiused 1" x 1" tubing. T-Bar or tubing is typically 2' on center.
Linear Wood Waves typically weigh 2-4 pounds per square foot, depending on members per linear foot and species.