Built by Professionals – our lattice story

In 1980, tired of the inferior materials available to their remodeling business, a group of professional contractors founded LWO Corporation, producers of the Woodway product line. They were determined to develop well-designed wood products that were durable, easy to install and beautiful to look at. Fortunately, at Woodway, we’re in the business of making wood products that not only perform well, but you look good, too. Our company was founded by craftsmen like you. We know that your customers want a high level of craftsmanship and quality design, at an affordable price. We help you make them happy.

Uncompromising Quality
Their original philosophy of putting quality above all other considerations has earned them a nationwide reputation as designers and manufacturers of superior wood products for the home and garden. We’re so proud of our product, that LWO Corp. offers a 20-year limited warranty on all lattice products!

Woodway Lattice is the industry standard for quality — no other lattice comes close. Woodway’s exacting, rugged standards are the only commercial lattice standards based on the Western Wood Products Association Lath Grading Rules. When combined with premium materials including Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir and Mahogany, it’s no wonder Woodway has become America’s best selling premium grade lattice.

Our History
Originally, our lattice products were built on a custom-built table and hand-made jig. As production and national demand increased, technological advancements were implemented – including an innovative panel trimming method which dramatically sped up the build process. Within a short span of less than five years, LWO had designed, developed and created custom lattice machines, capable of automatic gluing, stapling, trimming and cutting – believed at the time to be the first such machines in the United States. Today, our machines are capable of producing nearly 250 4′ x 8′ diagonal panels per hour.

Quality, right down to the staple
Woodway Lattice is opposed-angle stapled for maximum wood-holding contact. Staples in Clear grades are glue-coated stainless steel; all other grades use 18 gauge, electroplated, galvanized and glue-coated steel fasteners to resist rust and improve holding power. Fasteners are set flush or slightly countersunk, parallel to the wood grain and their points do not protrude through the face. In addition, all 4’ wide panels are glued along at least four joint lines with industrial adhesive to improve panel integrity and strength. Our premium Douglas Fir Estate panels use Stainless Steel brads in the place of staples. Each panel is visually inspected for quality before it leaves the line.

Environmental Sustainability
Western Red Cedar is the primary species used in Woodway products. The species offers proven environmental sustainability in addition to bringing warmth, longevity and authenticity to any project. WRC, as it is often referred to, has the lowest environmental impact when compared to other materials, such as brick and fiber cement. Studies have shown WRC to be a carbon neutral component of the construction process, helping projects achieve a wide range of certification goals. The environmental benefits have been recognized by the USDA and other independent bodies. The species is harvested from managed forests in the Pacific Northwest US and British Columbia.