Freres Lumber Co. is a premier wood products manufacturing company dedicated to bringing innovative, high-quality and environmentally-sound wood products to market. Freres Lumber is among Oregon’s premier engineered wood products manufacturing companies. Specializing in bringing high-quality wood products to market, Freres manufactures finished plywood products, lumber, veneers and structural composite lumber, and continues to transform and modernize building practices with its latest innovation, Mass Plywood Panel (MPP).
We have been an industry leader in the production of high-quality sheathing and touch sanded plywood panels since 1998. The company follows sustainable management practices throughout its three operations—Freres Lumber Co., Freres Timber and Evergreen BioPower LCC, using 100 percent of its materials in its products or as fuel.
See Freres projects in WoodWorks Innovation Network (WIN).
Mass Plywood Panel (MPP)
Freres’ patented MPP is an innovative, engineered wood product assembled by combining extremely thin layers of wood veneers. MPP uses 20-30 percent less wood than other mass timber products because of how densely these veneers are layered. Prefabricated structural elements such as floors, walls, beams and columns as large as 12 feet wide and 48 feet long and up to 24 inches thick can be built to spec.
As an industry leader in the production of high-quality sheathing and touch sanded plywood panels since 1998, we offer a wide variety of plywood options as found on our website. Freres Lumber uses APA as its third-party panel certifying agency. All on-grade plywood products (excluding Mill Cert, Shop and Blows) meet or exceed specifications according to US Product Standard PS 1-95.
Freres supplies green and dry veneers. Our green veneer is primarily made of Douglas Fir. Our preferred peel thicknesses in Douglas Fir are 1/10″ and 1/8″. Green veneer grades include CD, AB, Utility, and Natural (N) or High Density (HD).
We also offer White Fir Mix. White wood species are not segregated in our yard. The mix may contain White Fir, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, and Hemlock. Our preferred thicknesses are 0.125″, 0.14″, 0.15″, and 0.166″.
Dry veneer grades include face grades as well as density grades using a Metriguard 2800 DME.