Augusta Surfaces is the only high volume, high quality, customer-configurable wood surface producer in the US. While other suppliers aim at one-off custom production with busy product lines offering an array of surfaces and furniture options, mission creep is not a problem at Augusta Surfaces.
Our product line consists of 100 percent solid wood surfaces that can be tailored downstream to meet the needs of each individual project. We believe we serve our customers best by making our products affordable by way of our production volume, manufacturing expertise and access to raw material.
We control costs and assure the highest quality, thereby delivering maximum utility to our customers downstream who are then free to add the degree of customization or design flair their project requires.
Our process begins with precisely kiln-dried lumber that is visually inspected for use in our unique application. Each board is surfaced, sawn to length, and carefully remanufactured to remove any unsound wood while maintaining the distinctive character only high-quality American hardwood can provide.
To achieve the characteristic butcher block look and maximize raw material efficiency, remanufactured components are next precision finger-joined in a state-of-the-art process producing tight and strong lengthwise bonds. The finger-joining process is designed to maximize the wood surface area available for adhesive bonding, thereby creating a strong, robust, and visually stunning component.
Depending on the color and hue of the wood and natural grain patterns, some bond lines virtually disappear from view on the surface of the panel. As well, perfectly sound, straight and true components may bypass the finger-joining process altogether and go directly to the next step.
Our proprietary radio-frequency bonding system is where individual wood components are joined to create complete wood panels. We use a “food-safe” adhesive which cures to approximately 70 percent inside a radio-frequency aided press. Bonded panels rest an additional eight hours after pressing to ensure full adhesive cure is achieved before sanding.
All panels receive a two-sided, multi-stage, wide-belt sander pass to achieve final thickness and surface preparation. The process ends with a final inspection before individual panels are boxed in a corrugated wrapper, edge protected and palletized for shipment.