Open Source Wood
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To serve our customers better and better we are offering free online video courses about our products. Courses cover a wide range of topics with a technical approach, and not just by underlining the characteristics of the products but introducing the advantages products offer.
The SPA-Bungalow offers visitors a unique sauna experience at an altitude of 2,690 metres, with spectacular alpine views. The bungalow at the Lötschenpass Hut hotel in Switzerland is built entirely out of Kerto® LVL Q-panels, an ideal fast, light and green material for this exclusive design.
Metsä Wood has published a new image series called “Industrial Durability”. The images visualise the value of birch plywood in the urban end-use context. The photos were taken by award-winning Finnish photographer Kimmo Syväri.
The growth of urbanization and e-commerce are driving demand for birch plywood. Construction is increasing mainly in cities, and the industry needs durable and light plywood for concrete formwork. E-commerce is increasing the number of delivery vans transporting goods in urban areas.
Watch the Industrial durability video, and explore our birch plywood products.
Architect Philip Tidwell is a teacher at the Wood Program at Aalto University Department of Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. In our new Talking Wood video Tidell explains how off-site construction makes wood construction more efficient and ecological. Tidwell values architectural freedom made possible by using fast, light green Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) as construction material.
Architects value wood products for their lightweight, strength and endless possibilities. Engineered wood products like Kerto® LVL have an excellent strength to weight ratio making it possible for architects to create astonishing wide-open interior spaces. Learn more about the possibilities of wood architecture.
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.
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Open Source Wood is an open platform for sharing knowledge and innovation in modular wood construction. Open Source Wood gathers ideas and designs from all corners of the world and makes them available for all, free of charge. You can share your ideas, see what others have done and connect with other professionals.