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Finlandia Builds Better Benches

There's no comparison! Our benches have the greatest strength and durability and are made from the finest materials.

FINLANDIA'S 2" x 2" BENCH TOPS   COMPETITOR'S 1" x 4" BENCH TOPS
 

FINLANDIA'S 2" x 2" BENCH TOPS COMPETITOR'S 1" x 4" BENCH TOPS
Fastening Ability: 1 3/8" penetration for greatest strength and durability Minimal; only 5/8" penetration
Tendency to Cup: None Moderate; elevates with flat grain
Water Retention:
(Perspiration)
Virtually none; narrower tops will not retain perspiration High; due to width of boards and tendency to cup
Vertical Grain: Always Occasional
Air Circulation: Excellent; narrower boards allow greater air circulation and less water retention Less, due to width of boards
Advantages: Greater durability, better holding strength, neater look. No slivers. Fastened from the bottom, leaving no exposed metal to burn bather. All advantages are to the manufacturer. Cheaper to make, lower cost of materials, takes less time to manufacture!
Disadvantages: None for purchaser. Better materials may result in some higher costs for manufacturer. Questionable durability, will not support heavy weight, tends to sag with use, high tendency for flat grain boards to cup and splinter. Less air circulation.

WOOD KEY

TIGHT GRAIN - will not lift, sliver or warp.

Can feather and warp.

Can lift, sliver and warp.
100% VERTICAL GRAIN WIDE GRAIN FLAT GRAIN

HINTS FOR NAILING T&G: Use 5p galvanized small head siding nails and nail at a 45 degree angle for the best holding power. Use a nail punch to hide the nail. Or, use 1¾" galvanized staples in an air gun.

 

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