Pakari is a sustainable wood that is ideal for exterior applications.


Pakari is clear, top-grade Radiata Pine sourced exclusively from FSC-certified tree plantations. With the help of the innovative technology called Thermal Modification, high temperatures molecularly change the wood for the better. This makes it more durable, straighter and lighter than unmodified softwood. It also increases the wood's water repellency, insect and rot resistance and dimensional stability. The process darkens the product and gives it a tropical appearance similar to exotic hardwoods.

These benefits are achieved without the use of any chemicals — only heat, steam and water.

Thermal Modification was developed in Finland, and has been used commercially in Europe since the 1990’s. The 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 exterior and interior applications. For this reason Pakari may just be the “greenest” lumber resource on the market.

The Pakari Thermal Modification Process

After FSC-certified plantation grown Radiata 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 ideal for decking and siding projects and is in good supply compared to other decking woods currently experiencing supply issues, such as Cedar.


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'


Retail customers call 970-482-1928 for current pricing or email us.

Commercial customers call 970-482-0222 or email us.










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