Raw unprocessed 2X4, 2X6 & 2X8 wood pieces are brought to the factory in bundles. These are unloaded and depending on the type of final product requirement, go through different processes before being ready for shipment.
Depending on the requirements, the 2X4, 2X6 & 2X8 is re-sawn into 1X4, 1X6, 1X8 pieces.
If the final product needs to be Kiln-Dried Heat-Treated (KD-HT), it goes to 1 of 2 kiln units where the moisture content is reduced to between 8%–12%. Usually the set standard for moisture content of the wood pieces is anywhere under 18%, taking it down to 8%-12% helps add strength and increases load bearing. Furthermore, this reduces the chances of the wood shrinking & swelling after installation.
The next step is profiling of the wood. This is the main bulk of the work being done to the products. Profiling is the shaping and grooving of the wood depending on the type of product being made. Patterns manufactured include WP4, 116, 105, V4E, Edge & Centre Bead and many others. Our pattern grinder can produce custom designed patterns exclusively for certain customers.
This is the process of making grooves on the ends of the boards. The function of the groove is to keep the boards aligned and indexed to adjacent boards. This allows for a more level and flush fit upon installation of the product.
Pine Profiles Inc. is well known in the industry for high quality products and strict grading practices. Our graders are qualified to ensure the products are sorted according to the various requirements of the products we produce for our customers.
The finishing process is based on the product requirements, sometimes the product are minor bundled, as well, as straight piling.
Once ready, based on customer requirement, we either package the bundles using our own wrap or customer supplied wrap. This protects the products during transport.
Ready to Ship
At this stage, the products are ready to ship and are either immediately loaded & shipped or stored, ready for pick up.