Lucius Hudson takes great pride in producing durable light weight Cradled Wood Panels. Using torsion box construction we provide a superior product paralleled to traditional wood panel structures. A matrix of 4×4 inch boxes glued between two plywood sheet produce greater strength and stability over traditional cradled wood panel designs. Utilizing both laser and CNC technology we manufacture our own torsion panel cores to a high degree of precision and quality.

All Lucius Hudson wood panels incorporate a full cleat cradle design so your work will hang from any side. For large panels we offer a Hybrid Wood Panel option, which incorporates an aluminum cradle for even greater stability. We highly recommend all large panels made of seamed cores be used with stretched canvas or linen.

For acid and moisture protection all panels are sealed with shellac. We offer a variety of canvas and linen options, plus smooth gesso surfaces directly applied to wood surfaces or to stretched fabrics. We do not recommend smooth gesso directly on seamed wood panels. Largest panel made without seam is 48″x96″

Our standard cradle depth is 1 1/4″, but any depth can be ordered. To ensure straightness of our panels we use aerospace grade granite surface plates to manufacture our cores, face our panels and too check the quality of our milling work.

Our Hybrid Wood Panels utilize a 2” deep magnesium perimeter for added strength and durability.

We use a 60″ X 144″ CNC router to create panels in a variety of shapes. Almost any shape can be turned into a support – circular, elliptical, diamond, half circles, just send us your requirements for estimate.


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