The popularity of Finger Joined lumber (FJL) can be attributed to several factors, including: straightness and dimensional stability, interchangeability with solid-sawn lumber in approved applications, an availability in longer lengths, and efficiency in wood fiber use.

Canadian FJL has been in production for over twenty years and is widely accepted throughout North America.

Top 10 Reasons to Use Finger Joined Studs

  • Straightness
  • Stability
  • Predictability
  • Durability
  • Versatility
  • Appearance
  • Fewer warranty claims
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Positive ecological impact
  • Superior performance

An in-depth look at our products

Our process

The finger jointing process allows the removal of grade-limiting characteristics, such as large knots, then a re-combining of pieces to produce a lumber product of stronger engineering properties.

Value added

Benefits of finger joined lumber include: approved-agency quality control, reduction of overall warping , availability in longer lengths, interchangeability with solid sawn lumber in approved applications, and more!


The NLGA Standard Grading Rules for Canadian Lumber establishes lumber sizes, grades, species, and development of design values in Canada. The standard is implemented through an industry-wide accreditation and certification program.