What is Finger-Joint Pine ?
Finger Joint pine is lumber that has the knots, raised grain and defects removed and reassembled into blanks. Finger jointed products are made from joining interlocking smooth, defect free, short lengths of wood together. By using an edge glue process, boards can be made as wide or as long as required.
Finger Joint mouldings, also referred to as FJ mouldings offer many advantages over solid wood or even MDF.
Compared to solid wood, FJ mouldings make better use of harvested trees, are more dimensionally stable and less likely to warp, cup, or spilt. Unlike solid wood, FJ mouldings are not suitable for staining but great for painting.
In addition, FJ moulding profiles are sharper than MDF.
Many carpenters have a personal preference to nail, cut, glue and install finger-joint mouldings over MDF.