Open Source Wood initiative

Open Source Wood - now published!

An open ideas platform to foster modular wood construction

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Free online courses about Metsä Wood's products

Timber Academy - online courses for wood construction professionals

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.


Open Source Wood winner: Kokoon modular housing

Kokoon modular housing

Kokoon, compact and flexible modular housing with Kerto LVL, is one of the winners of Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood award. Kokoon’s three initial prototype units were designed and constructed by the Aalto University Wood Program team in Finland.


Kerto® LVL used for a challenging multi-storey structure

The Wälderhaus (“Forest House”) was built in 2013 as part of the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany. The building is a great example of the many possibilities of using wood in construction. Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) was used for the challenging load-bearing walls of the house.


Metsä Wood launches a groundbreaking platform for Open Source Wood

The Open Source Wood initiative was launched in June 2017 by Metsä Wood in order to accelerate growth in urban wood construction. The new offers a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration. The service is free and welcomes all organisations and individuals.

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A showcase made from Metsä Wood’s engineered wood products

Metsä Group’s visitor centre in Äänekoski, in Central Finland, is a prime example of the fast construction using wood. The schedule was extremely tight, but the building project was completed on schedule, without compromising on quality or details. The 1,000 m2 building showcases the versatility of Metsä Wood’s engineered wood products, combining industrially manufactured wooden elements and unique architectural solutions with detailed carpentry.


Finnwood structural calculation software

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.


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Open Source Wood - platform for knowledge sharing

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.

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