Perennial Wood™ now provides designers with a U.S.-sourced, real wood that rivals teak in both beauty and performance. It’s not a composite. It’s not plastic. It’s not a tropical hardwood. It’s real wood modified to resist the effects of moisture, meaning your designs will hold their shape and look great for decades .
A Sustainable Choice
Perennial Wood is made from U.S. Southern pine, a renewable softwood species that takes on characteristics of harder woods once it’s modified. The wood is processed, milled and finished in the Southeast — eliminating the need for shipping wood from offshore sources. Further, the TruLast Technology modification process leaves no toxic substances in the wood. And because it lasts longer, it needs to be replaced less often, resulting in less material disposal over the long term . Learn more about how Perennial Wood contributes towards USGBC’s LEED certifications here.
With Perennial Wood, designers can work with a material they know and love – real wood – minimizing worry about how the weather will affect their designs over time. You know how wood works – how it cuts, mills, routs and planes. Perennial Wood maintains that workability while offering 25% greater surface hardness than unmodified pine. Traditional wood coating systems can be used with Perennial Wood, with latex paint adhering better to Perennial Wood than on other species of wood.
Perennial Wood is real wood with unique properties, which means that while it still has the character and authenticity of wood, it also has different properties than unmodified wood. Our technology team has done extensive testing on Perennial Wood to understand these differences so that we can help you successfully incorporate Perennial Wood into your projects.
In the company’s accelerated and real-time “torture” testing, our engineers evaluated Perennial Wood at several temperatures and relative humidity settings over extended period of time, noting weight, moisture retention, movement, expansion and retraction. Additionally, they monitored the adhesion and color change of water-based paints and polyurethane coatings. The findings of this research help us guide you on incorporating Perennial Wood into your projects.
Our product experts and technical representatives would love to discuss your project ideas with you and answer any questions you may have about Perennial Wood. You can consult us on virtually anything from adhesives to coatings and optimal wood profiles. Contact us at info@PerennialWood.com.