Kansas shop fabricates large ribs for outdoor attraction
June 8, 2018 | 8:20 pm UTC

PERRY, Kansas – Wood Haven likes a good challenge and this was one. The Kansas company was asked to build giant ribs for an outdoor garden.

Wood Haven’s Jim Guffey said that all these ribs made out of thermally modified Southern yellow pine. The image shown is the smallest rib assembled. Some are over 30 feet tall.

Modus is the architect and CDI the general contractor for this project.

Guffey said that Wood Haven mostly manufactures high end Rainscreen siding. The company was the first to develop and market a hidden fastener for Rainscreen siding. In addition, they have three new products and attachment systems are being brought out shortly.

As far as getting this job, Guffey said the company does a lot of thermally modified wood and the contractor reached out to them for a quote.

Wood Haven Inc. is a specialty exterior wood cladding and custom millwork shop. They are dedicated to providing the best in exterior wood cladding and products to install it right. Their flagship product, the Rainscreen clip system, has been used on some of the most prestigious buildings in the country and award-winning buildings large and small.

Wood Haven was the first and is still the most complete wood cladding hidden-fastener system on the market.

The roots of Wood Haven reach back 36 years to a garage in a small town in Iowa. Starting with antique and architectural restoration in the 1980s and then morphing into a large-volume woodcraft manufacturers in the 1990s, the company is now settling into exterior millwork specializing in a complete rainscreen system. The ability to manufacture not only the wood components but to design and build specialty support equipment sets Wood Haven apart from the competition. See https://woodhavenproducts.com/

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