Pakari

 

 

Pakari is a sustainable real-wood choice that is ideal for exterior applications.

Pakari is the new and innovative choice for wood applications. The product begins as clear, top-grade Radiata Pine, sourced exclusively from FSC-certified tree plantations. With the help of the cutting edge technology, Thermal Modification, raw lumber is brought to a high temperature to molecularly change the wood.

The end result is a product that is more durable, straighter and lighter than unmodified wood. The wood is darkened in color, which gives it a tropical appearance similar to exotic hardwoods. These benefits are achieved without the use of any chemicals — only heat, steam and water.

 

Developed in Finland, and successfully used commercially in Europe since the 1990’s, Thermal Modification is a chemical-free method of heat treating wood with nothing more than steam and high temperatures in order to increase the woods water repellency, insect and rot resistance and dimensional stability.

The Thermal Modification process improves wood on a molecular level, which allows sustainable species that typically do not perform well in outdoor or wet environments to be used in a wide variety of interior or exterior applications. For this reason Pakari may just be the “greenest” lumber resource on the market.

 

The Process

 

 

 

 

 

The process begins with the harvesting of FSC-certified plantation grown Radiata Pine. After the pine is harvested and the lumber is thoroughly graded for any defects, it is moved to a specially designed kiln where it begins the three phase process of Thermal Modification.

Inside the kiln, temperatures steadily increase to approximately 500°F, dropping the wood's moisture content to nearly zero. At these high temperatures, chemical and structural changes occur in the wood that make it more dimensionally stable, as well as insect and rot resistant.

Once modified, steam is introduced into the kiln to recondition the wood, returning its moisture content to between 6-7%. The entire process takes approximately 65 hours.

Next, the Thermally Modified wood is transported from the kilns to a solar powered milling facility in Chico, CA, where it is manufactured into a number of products for exterior or interior use.

 

Pakari is in good supply and a cost-effective choice. Ask us about our custom siding and interior paneling options.

 

Decking, Lumber & Paneling

PAKDECK24S   2X4 Decking, smooth E4E 3/16" (actual 1-7/32" x 3-7/16") — 16'
PAKDECK26S   2X6 Decking, smooth E4E 3/16" (actual 1-7/32" x 5-7/16") — 14', 15'
PAKDECK26R   2X6 Decking, ribbed E4E 3/16" (actual 1-7/32" x 5-7/16") — 12', 14', 15', 16'

16PAKWP4      11/16" X 5-1/4" Paneling, WP4 — 16'
16PAKS4S        3/4" X 5-1/2" Lumber, tally, S4S — 16'
18PAKS4S        3/4" X 7-1/4" Lumber, tally, S4S — 16'
PAKLBR16       1X6 Lumber, rough (actual 13/16" x 5-5/8") — 16'
PAKLBR18       1X8 Lumber, rough (actual 13/16" x 7-1/2") — 16'
PAKLBR28       2X8 Lumber, rough (actual 1-3/8" x 7-9/16" approx.) — 14'

 

Call 970-482-1928 for current pricing or email us.