Vacubright - Champeau The Harwood Company

For five generations, the Champeau family has been converting choice hardwoods into an impressive range of quality products. From timber selection to milling, we’ve worked tirelessly throughout the years to better streamline our operations. All of these improvements have contributed to the creation of our exclusive VacuBright™ process.

The following factors contribute
in making the VacuBright™ process so unique

Hard maple of the highest quality

Canadian hard maple is renowned for its slow growth and high density. Our mill’s proximity to forests reduces the time between harvest and processing, thereby preserving the quality of the fiber.

Double-taper primary sawing

This technology allows for alignment with the natural grain of the wood. Only straight-grained white boards are selected for these components.

Pre-drying in a controlled environment

Protects and preserves freshly-cut lumber, reducing defects caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight and other elements.

Vacuum drying

This unique process reduces oxidation, preserves the natural color of the wood fiber, and delivers an impressive whiteness, while providing unequalled straightness and stability.

28 criteria for wood component cutting

These include fiber straightness, color, in addition to many other natural characteristics of hardwood.

Classification according to Champeau’s quality standards

Specially adapted to the industry, our quality classification was developed specifically to meet the technical and economic needs of the market.

We’re committed to meeting the most stringent industry requirements

Exclusive Products Vacubright: