Finnwood structural calculation software: new version now available

Finnwood structural design software


​Simple and easy to use, Finnwood structural calculation software performs calculations for individual beams and columns made of Kerto® LVL and other Metsä Wood products. A user-friendly interface makes designing structural members fast, efficient and effective.​ Register and download


Timber Academy online product courses

Timber Academy – online courses about wood products Metsä Wood is offering free online Timber Academy courses built around its products. The material covers all main product families. Learn the basics of our products in short 10 minute training sessions!

Completing the courses is easy: just register for the Timber Academy service, sign in and study.

The material covers all main product families and the courses have an interactive element – you study a product range and then answer questions.

  • Which has a better weight to strength ratio, redwood or whitewood?
  • What is the average density of spruce plywood?
  • I need a Kerto-S LVL beam in size 51 times 300 millimetre in lenght of 5,4 meters. In stock I have some 51 times 300 millimetre beams in length 3,6 meters and 51 times 250 millimetre beams in length 5,4, What should I do?
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Modular design can be both high quality and fast

Modular design can be both high quality and fast
Contrary to general assumptions, the design process for industrial wood construction can be both high quality and fast. The advantages of modular design are clear: dimensionally accurate wood elements can help in improving both the technical design process and collaboration between partners.

Prefabricated wood elements enable fast, efficient and easy design without reducing quality. Reports on the benefits of such a lean approach are convincing: In a study of companies that have applied lean construction methods, 84% report higher quality in construction and 80% experienced greater customer satisfaction. ​​
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See how Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) is produced

Metsä Wood's Kerto is a laminated veneer lumber (LVL) product used in all types of construction projects. Kerto is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure. This video introduces you the production process of Kerto lvl, from peeling the tree trunks to dispatching the ready products.

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Talking Wood videos

Talkin Wood videos with professionals of wood construction

​​New Talkin​​​​g Wood video

Architect Fabienne Bulle has been working enthusiastically with wood since her time in architecture school. Now she wants to share the story of how she "discovered" Kerto® LVL.

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Talking Wood

​Leading professionals who share our passion for engineered wood, specifically Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), have their say in the Talking Wood videos. Each expert talks about a subject close to the speakers’ heart. If you’d like to share your story, please contact us.​​

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Did you know that the cold Northern climate actually improves wood quality?

Sustainable Nordic Wood from sustainably managed forests

​As the climate is cold, trees grow slowly and this is why the wood fibres become dense, making the wood particularly strong but light, and visually consistent.

The wood we use at Metsä Wood comes from sustainably managed Nordic forests.

Benefits of sustainable Nordic wood

  • Strong - Tight grains
  • Light weight
  • Homogenous appearance
  • Natural aesthetics
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Minimal thermal expansion

Nordic wood is sustainable

  • 100% traceable origin
  • 100% from sustainably managed forests
  • 100% renewable: 4 new saplings planted for every tree harvested to ensure a continuous forest growth.
  • CO2 absorbed during entire lifecycle
  • Reliable supply: Our owners have 5 million hectares of forests covering half of the privately owned forests in Finland.

Laminated veneer lumber Kerto® LVL

Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber

Incredibly strong and dimensionally stable timber beam

Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL is a laminated veneer lumber product used in all types of construction projects, from new buildings to renovation and repair. Kerto is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure.

Industrial efficiency

The two word strategy

In an increasingly responsible world, wood gains in importance every day. Metsä Wood wants to play a crucial part in the development and growth of this global market.

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