Your ugly lumber isn’t going to be used to build a picket fence, but it can prove useful in a wide variety of industrial applications.
Industrial lumber is frequently used as dunnage by manufacturers and truckers across the globe. Not needing to look good works for industrial lumber in this environment. With heavy industrial equipment consistently leaning on the wood, products putting pressure on the lumber in transit, and the overall constant use, ugly lumber makes for great industrial dunnage.
As one of the most frequently, and heavily, used industrial lumber products, pallets surely take a beating during their lifetime in transit. Unless manufacturers are in certain industries that require sterile pallets, such as food and beverage or pharmaceuticals, ugly lumber makes for fantastic industrial wood packaging.
With the same strength as their clean-cut counterparts, your ugly lumber can provide a cheaper and equally durable pallet.
Although primarily constructed out of wood panel products, the joints of crates are still made of lumber. In manufacturing, often this is ugly lumber! Despite not being pretty, this industrial lumber provides a sturdy joint for the corners of the crates. This lumber allows this wood packaging to be the most effective.
If anything, your ugly lumber can be made into banding groove. With the additional cuts that are made to this specialty dunnage, chances are that this ugly lumber won’t look so ugly after that! With its specialty grooves, this ugly lumber can play an important role in protecting pallets from harmful top loads and pallet strapping.
Even though it may not look the best, your ugly lumber is extremely useful. Whether it’s being used as dunnage, made into a pallet, a crate, or even banding groove, your ugly lumber can be used effectively in manufacturing environments. So, the next time you see some ugly lumber, don’t write it off, think of the possibilities!