Wood is an organic material with inherent attributes including variations in grain, color and knots. These natural characteristics should be carefully considered when making wood selections and whether you prefer wood with more or less “character.”
Wood density varies widely by species, which should be taken into consideration depending upon their end use. Questions to consider include: whether the wood is being used for interior or exterior applications and whether it will be painted, stained or remain in a more natural state.
By nature wood is an excellent insulator, so it can be highly energy efficient, when combined with other materials like insulated glass. With the right wood species and product design, wood can be a great product for interior and exterior applications.
We can build just about anything you can dream up – including curved moving walls.
Like many projects, the architect brought this idea to us because our competitors shy away from custom projects. ActivWall combined our proprietary motion hardware and flexible design elements with the timeless look of wood to meet this design challenge.
Panels glide around a segmented curve where they stack tightly against a side wall when the doors are open. When closed, the panels separate the dining area from the bar, which opens out to an outdoor seating area and the Atlantic ocean. We would love to hear your design ideas, no matter how unusual.
If You Can Dream It – We Can Build it!
ActivWall is able to source many basic wood species, including:
ActivWall® wood products are manufactured from precisely engineered stiles and rails that meet AWI standards for classification as a solid wood door.
Carefully selected solid wood materials on the outside are combined with an engineered core to form a highly stable all wood component that resists wood’s natural tendency to expand, contract and warp.
Engineered wood components are laminated using a high-performance, non-water-based process that will not delaminate when exposed to moisture. The process even works with oily woods, including exotic species like Ipe, that are not widely available in today’s market. ActivWall’s new Ipe Wood Product is perfect for such exterior applications where the beauty of real wood is preferred.
Stiles and rails are miter cut and mortised together for strength and then combined with ActivWall’s unique aluminum spline system. The spline system strengthens the door frame and provides the connection point of ActivWalls proprietary F3 adjustable hinges.
For LEED® projects – and for the environmentally conscious – ActivWall proudly offers FSC® certified woods, available in a wide variety of species.
At ActivWall, glazing options are practically limitless. From single tempered or laminated glass to high-performance insulated safety glass, with special tints as required by your project. ActivWall’s standard glazing options come from Press Glass and their facility located just 14 miles from ActivWall’s manufacturing operations. This relationship allows ActivWall to offer many different types of monolithic and insulated glass as standard product offerings.