Our Production Process – Finger Joint

Why would you cut perfectly good timber up just to glue it back together? 

Valid question… here’s a few reasons why we do it. 

  • Removing the defects from the timber creates a far stronger product.  This also reduces the likelihood of the timber twisting or moving as it ages providing a straighter end product.
  • We then cut fingers on the ends of the shook, apply an industrial strength glue and push them together providing a uniform length timber blank ready to be machined at the next stage of the process.
  • What about the glue, how strong is that I hear you ask – the glue and finger joint is stronger than the timber itself.  As part of our manufacturing process for a structural product, we have to test the strength of the joins under a huge amount of pressure and the timber itself will fail before the joins will.  
  • As an added bonus when we finger joint the product we indent a unique batch number to each piece allowing us to trace each piece back to a supplier even when in its finished form. 

Keep a look out for the next part of the process where we look at creating the tooling to machine these blanks into their finished profiles.