Custom Engineered-to-Order Styles
We’re a high-tech, high-touch, custom manufacturer. But, we want to see what you can dream up.
9Wood is an Engineered-to-Order manufacturer. That means we are 100% custom. We don’t stock finished wood. We don’t inventory panels. We produce everything to your specifications.
To that end, we are excited to be involved as early as possible in your design process. That’s what we mean when we say we are “Your Wood Ceiling Experts. Design to Delivery.”
Our Project Leaders can help you make knowledgeable decisions that will support your design intent while remaining technically viable. Whether you need design samples, architectural budgeting numbers or just some CAD details, we’re happy to help you along the way.
Custom Engineered-to-Order Styles 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.
Custom Engineered-to-Order Styles 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.
Custom Engineered-to-Order Styles 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.
Custom Engineered-to-Order Styles permit MEP penetrations in the ceiling’s surface. Cut panels may require supplemental reinforcement. Fixtures and diff users must be independently supported.
Custom Engineered-to-Order Styles can be engineered to meet seismic requirements. Please consult local code or a licensed engineer for any additional requirements.
Species & Finishes
9Wood offers both domestic and imported species for Custom Engineered-to-Order Styles. Clear, matte sheen finish is standard; custom stain matches are available. For additional information see our species article.
Custom Engineered-to-Order Styles 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.
Custom Engineered-to-Order Styles typically weigh 2-4 pounds per square foot, depending on members per linear foot and species. Please contact 9Wood to learn more.