September 21, 2020 Wood decay (rot) is a common concern, especially in Oregon. It is well known that wood must be protected before, during and after construction. We frequently communicate with building professionals who need to prevent decay in their projects. With so much research on...

August 25, 2020 The Freres family recently went back to the classroom. More specifically, they visited the Freres Family Classroom in the new George W. Peavy Forest Science Center at Oregon State University. The Center opened  in 2020 following years of planning and construction. The new...

September 3, 2019 Linear expansion in Freres Lumber’s Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) has been proven in testing to be minimal, adding to the list of benefits of this new building material. When wood gets wet from rain or humidity, it swells. As it dries out, it shrinks....

June 24, 2019 Engineered wood products have received a lot of attention lately. Being able to take a log, cut it, grade the individual pieces, then glue it up in a particular manner is what makes wood competitive with steel and concrete. When you consider all...

March 4, 2019 Freres Lumber’s Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) is an affordable mass timber product that is gaining worldwide acceptance as a safe, high performance, and environmentally sound building material. This veneer-based product can be produced up to 12-feet wide, 48-feet long, and 12-inches thick, allowing...

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