Our standard wood has a core made of MDF (medium density fiberboard) with a select wood veneer attached to both sides. The laser cut edge on an MDF core creates a pleasing uniform, dark color. MDF is a sustainable by-product of the timber industry, that is made completely from recycled, fall-down wood. It is chosen for its resistance to warping. It is SCS, EPP, and LEED certified and made of 100% recycled wood fiber. All of our stock veneers are plain sliced. The A side is book matched and the other side has no knots or voids but is not book matched.
We offer veneers in a wide assortment of wood options — both finished and unfinished. In an effort to provide a sustainable product, all our standard veneer choices are domestically sourced, farmed products.
If your project is in an outdoor or high-moisture area, our outdoor MDF is completely waterproof and stronger than standard MDF. Other outdoor materials include Phenolic and metal. Cold rolled steel and aluminum are most popular metal choices. And to add eye-popping appeal, we have extensive choices for powder coating finishes, including metallic and pearl-essence. Additional materials include acrylic, paper, mat board, felt, and fabric.
Maximum standard panel size is 4’ X 8’. Oversize maximum is 59.5” x 119.5”
Samples of all our standard wood finishes can be requested at www.lightwavelaser.com or by phone.
The most economical choice and best for time-sensitive projects is to use our pre-finished wood choices. Samples are available online or you can request finish samples.
STANDARD FINISHED WOOD CHOICES
Clear Coat Walnut
If you will be matching other wood tones or colors in your room design, we can custom paint or stain your unfinished wood, or your contractor can finish your panels along with the rest of the project.
STANDARD UNFINISHED WOOD CHOICES INCLUDE
We can custom stain panels to match specific colors used in other areas of a project. We require a sample to match, then provide you with our matched sample for approval. We can also clear coat a special-order veneer. Allow for extra lead time when custom staining.
We are happy to introduce internal painting capability. Our primary paint is a 2-part water-based epoxy, which is fast-drying and high-quality. It has very low VOC’s and is stronger than regular paint. To match your desired paint color selection, we ask you to provide a paint sample, or paint specifications. We then provide you with our matched sample for approval. Satin, flat, semi-gloss, and high-gloss lacquer finishes are all available, as well as multi-step finishing such as metallic glazed finishes. A longer lead time is required for custom painting.
CUSTOM POWDER COAT ON METAL
The general durability of powder coating is far superior to automotive or industrial paint. It is baked-on resin and cures in a 400 degree oven. It doesn’t crack or flake off, sprays on electro-statically, and contains no VOC’s — it is an environmentally friendly finish. Unlike painting, it is permanent and does not require re-painting. Through Prismatic Powders, we have a very dynamic and extensive set of colors to choose from and are able to provide samples of specific colors at no charge. Colors include metallic and pearl-essence choices, as well as special finishes for outdoor use.