Architects and designers have been using wood in design for ages – and for good reasons too. It’s sustainable, renewable, and beautiful. With a sleek new trend coming from Europe featuring slatted wood which creates a chic, stylish impression, these styles of exterior panels can soften facades and provide gentle sun protection for occupants. But where do you start when it comes to narrowing down the ideal wood species, style, and project timeline for exteriors?
This is where your highly skilled TerraMai wood expert can help narrow down the options available in our new line of exterior woods and set your project up for success.
Inspired by modern Scandinavian style featuring the cool acoustics, warm color tones, and stunning visuals of wood slats, TerraMai’s Exterior Wood Panels are a perfect blend of high design, sustainability and functionality.
With the authenticity of exposed wood, there is a natural honesty to this design element in addition to the unique stories each species tells on its road to becoming a focal point in building construction.
Three Beautiful Panel Configurations
TerraMai’s Exterior Wood Panels come in three beautiful and subtly distinct styles of slatted panels: Modular Panels in either Square Slat or Thin Slat, and Open Panels in Square Slat.
Both Modular Panel designs are fabricated with slats attached to marine grade plywood and function as siding: weather-resistant exterior cladding, and can only be installed vertically.
Open Panels are constructed with slats attached to cross rails. This open structure enhances existing cladding but does not function as a cladding on its own. Open Panels may be used as see-through dividers, and may be installed either vertically or horizontally.
The project cycle on large scale construction projects can be lengthy. By the time facade materials are delivered, construction rockets forward. This is why we help speed things up through TerraMai’s prefabrication process. Our expert woodworkers assemble the product at the factory. Once delivered, installation is quick, easy, and stays true to your design goals.
Additional Exterior Panel Options
All three Exterior Panel configurations are available in a range of diverse wood species.
Square Slat Exterior Modular or Open Panels
- Rock Walnut
- Doug Fir
Thin Slat Exterior Modular Panels
- All of the above, plus
- Lost Coast Redwood
- Western Red Cedar
Angelique and Ipe are both naturally Class A flame resistant, but a Fire Retardant may be applied to the other species if desired.
Panel sizes, slat sizes, slat spacing, and configurations are also customizable.
Finishes may be specified to suit the long-term aesthetic goals, and to maximize protection based on the wood species. Because Ipe and Teak are exotic species with high oil content, and Ipe is extraordinarily dense, TerraMai’s oil finishes must be used. For the other species, if the intent is to allow the wood to develop a silvery weathered patina, TerraMai’s Clear Protective Sealer may be applied. It protects the wood from moisture, requires less maintenance, but allows the wood to gracefully age as seen below.
If the goal is to allow the wood to maintain the original color, TerraMai’s Color Protecting Exterior Finish reduces UV damage and extends the wood’s natural tones.
With a stunning selection of natural wood species, sustainably sourced, and a bold set of panels to choose from, TerraMai’s Exterior Wood Panels will bring European charm, quick installation, and will elevate your next design.