Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference in usage between furniture grade redwood and commonly used CLS?
CLS is primarily produced for 1st fix construction work such as stud partition walls while redwood is a 2nd fix timber ideal for indoor joinery and various outdoor projects due to its tights, straight grain & weather resistant properties. The most common outdoor uses for redwood are Decking boards and Outdoor wooden furniture.
How does redwood differ in looks from CLS?
CLS has a white to light yellow appearance. It is typically planed to a level which is safe for the tradesman to work. The dimensions of stock CLS tend to run at 38mm X 88mm. Redwood has a light, reddish brown colour. Furniture graded redwood is planed to a smooth to the touch finish. Our redwood is sized to a chunky 44mm x 94mm finish.
Can redwood be treated?
CLS is naturally resistant to treatment. Redwood easily absorbs treatment.
How does the price compare between CLS and redwood?
Due to the higher quality of our Swedish redwood, this material is significantly more expensive than CLS, but this is reflected in the extended lifetime and superior look of the finished products.
What is pressure treated wood?
During the treatment process pressure and vacuum technology are used to force protective chemical preservatives into the timber. This renders it a sturdier material that is less susceptible to rot, fungal decay and insects.
Do I need to apply further treatment to your products?
The pressure treatment protects against rot and decay, however we do always recommend further treatment. Applying a water repellent to work alongside the pressure treatment will carry a range of benefits. Reduced swelling and shrinking – Natural timber is always looking to acquire equilibrium between the moisture in the air and the moisture within the timber itself. Left un-treated the timber will be susceptible to rapidly absorbing or expelling water. A water repellent will help to regulate this process and avoid excessive movement, cracking and splitting from occurring. Barrier – A water repellent will provide a barrier to the surface of the timber which will help prevent stains from drink spills. It will also make for an easier surface to clean down. Quick drying – Water will simply run off the timber making it usable within minutes of a downpour.
Which water repellent do you recommend?
After extensive research we decided to offer what we feel is the best water repellent available – Organowood. More details can be found on our wood treatments page.
I want to add a stain, paint or varnish to my furniture will the pressure treatment affect this?
Not at all, the timber will accept finishes really well.
Do your garden tables come with a parasol hole?
Yes. All of our picnic tables & Dining table’s & coffee tables come with a 40mm Parasol hole as standard. Our children’s picnic tables & loveseat tables come with a 32mm hole as standard.
Can I request that my furniture has a different sized hole or no hole?
Yes. We make our furniture to order so we can offer a custom solution here. We are however limited to only offering a 32mm, 40mm & 50mm. Of course if you would prefer no parasol hole we can leave this out totally