Oregon Timber Used For Formwork
Our Flitch comes in several grades and with our Oregon F7 having a coarse grain, is perfect for architecturally designed formwork pours. Basically the result is that when they pull the timbers away from the concrete once it has set it leaves an imprint of the wood grain on the surface, an awesome appearance.
It is a method of construction that is being used more frequently these days because concrete is extremely well-suited as a finished material in modern design, and by imprinting the wood grain on the surface, it visually softens and warms concrete’s somewhat cooler appearance while still allowing concrete to express the construction technique. We’ve got some great examples of formwork here which was done by Conc-create located in Melbourne, Vic.
Images of completed projects are from
Concreter: Conc-create http://conccreate.com.au
Architect: Edition Office http://edition-office.com
Bluline Projects : http://blulineprojects.com.au
There's an interesting article here (via link) by 'Life Of An Architect' http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com/board-formed-concrete/