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Stronger, Lighter, Better: Exploring the Benefits of Manufactured Lumber

The construction and home improvement industry has seen a remarkable evolution in building materials over the years. From traditional timber to modern innovations, the quest for stronger, lighter, and more sustainable options continues to shape how we build our homes and structures. One pioneering player in this field is Nisbet Brower, a leading building material supplier at the forefront of providing top-quality manufactured lumber.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of manufactured lumber, exploring its production process and uncovering the numerous benefits that make it a game-changer for DIY enthusiasts and professional builders.

What Is Manufactured Lumber?

Manufactured lumber, or engineered wood, is a versatile building material engineered for enhanced performance and sustainability. Manufacturers craft it by binding or fixing strands, particles, fibers, or wood veneers using adhesives to create a composite material with exceptional strength and durability.

Nisbet Brower is a distinguished supplier of a wide range of high-quality manufactured lumber, offering various options to cater to different construction needs. Here’s how we craft each type of manufactured lumber:

The Production Process

Manufacturing lumber production revolves around maximizing natural wood’s best features while reducing its weaknesses through engineering techniques. It begins with gathering raw wood, typically from smaller trees or sustainable forests, which we cut into strands, particles, or veneers.

We treat the cut wood with a moisture-resistant adhesive before pressing it under intense heat and pressure. This step compresses the material into a dense, robust form, enhancing its structural strength and stability.

The final product is a piece of lumber with a higher load-bearing capacity and greater resistance to warping and shrinking than traditional wood, making it an incredibly efficient and sustainable choice for construction.

Benefits of Manufactured Lumber

Manufactured lumber offers many benefits for DIY builders and construction professionals alike:

Stronger and More Durable

One of the standout advantages of manufactured lumber is its impressive strength and durability. This material is engineered to resist warping, splitting, and shrinking, boasting exceptional structural integrity. Projects built using Nisbet Brower’s manufactured lumber have stood the test of time, showcasing its ability to endure harsh weather conditions and heavy use without compromising its integrity.

Consider the case of a homeowner who used Nisbet Brower’s manufactured lumber, Trus Joist® TJI® joists, for a project. Trus Joist® TJI® joists play a crucial role in crafting top-tier flooring. They’re dimensionally stable, enabling them to resist warping, twisting, and shrinking, common issues often resulting in squeaky floors. Using this manufactured lumber, the homeowner constructed a reliable flooring system that maximizes the value of their property.

Lighter and More Manageable

Unlike traditional solid wood, manufactured lumber is significantly lighter, making it easier to transport, handle, and work with. Its lighter weight simplifies the construction process and reduces the strain on labor and equipment. This characteristic is particularly beneficial for DIY enthusiasts embarking on projects that require maneuvering materials on their own. Additionally, the reduced weight contributes to lower transportation costs and a smaller carbon footprint, aligning with eco-friendly building practices.

Microllam® LVL beams are versatile and suitable for various applications throughout a home. Their design allows for convenient on-site assembly, significantly reducing cumbersome lifting. Regardless of their specific placement, we can install these beams swiftly with minimal or zero waste production, underscoring their efficiency and eco-friendliness.

Versatile and Sustainable

Manufactured lumber’s versatility shines through in its adaptability to various construction projects. From framing to flooring and everything in between, this material proves its worth in an array of applications. This versatility streamlines the building process, eliminating the need for different materials for different tasks. However, the benefits extend beyond convenience; manufactured lumber is eco-friendly.

A good example is the TimberStrand LSL framing solutions, which empower you to harness the full potential of LSL for a robust and unwavering outcome. Its straight and knot-free nature ensures its resistance against twisting, shrinkage, and bowing post-installation. You can find TimberStrand LSL in various forms, including framing lumber, sill plates, tall wall framing, headers, and floor joists.

By utilizing wood fibers that might otherwise go to waste and reducing the demand for traditional timber, manufactured lumber contributes to sustainable forestry practices. Nisbet Brower’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its dedication to responsible sourcing and production methods, ensuring that your construction projects leave a smaller environmental footprint.

Nisbet Brower: Your Partner in Building

At Nisbet Brower, quality and sustainability are not just buzzwords but the very foundation of our business ethos. Our commitment to providing high-quality manufactured lumber is unwavering, from our rigorous selection process to our dedication to responsible sourcing. We understand that the quality of our products directly impacts the success of your construction projects, which is why we are committed to exceeding industry standards in every way.

Luckily, we don’t stop at manufactured lumber. We offer a comprehensive range of building materials, from kitchen and bath fixtures to flooring solutions, all available at our Cincinnati showroom or online. We also take immense pride in our ability to meticulously craft your custom millwork to precise specifications. Our extensive portfolio caters to every facet of your project, ensuring uniqueness and individuality in every piece we create.

We invite you to visit us and explore our vast selection or browse our collection online at your convenience. Experience firsthand why Nisbet Brower is the preferred choice for quality building materials!


In the ever-evolving world of construction materials, manufactured lumber emerges as a powerful contender, embodying the qualities of strength, durability, and sustainability. As we’ve explored, Nisbet Brower takes these attributes to the next level, offering a diverse range of manufactured lumber products that cater to various construction needs.

As you embark on your next construction or home improvement project, consider the advantages that manufactured lumber brings to the table, and trust Nisbet Brower to be your partner in creating structures that are not only stronger and lighter but also better for the planet. Visit the Cincinnati showroom or explore online to discover the possibilities that await you.

Your construction journey begins with a choice; choosing Nisbet Brower means choosing quality, sustainability, and innovation. Contact us today!


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