When purchasing timber gates people tend to not give it a lot of thought. After all it just buying a slab of wood and turning it into a gate. However, there is a great deal more to buying timber gates. There are so many varieties to choose from that if you ever find yourself in a timber shop, you can wander around for minutes and not be sure of what you are looking for.
You might be surprised to find that there are just so many types you would need to choose from. For example you might wonder whether you should choose one which is common board, structural, pressure treated or plywood?
The following information would help make the buying process a great deal easier:
- Keep in mind that there are two kinds of timber. One which is called soft wood. It comes from conifer trees. These are called softwoods because these can be dented with a finger nail. Soft wood timber also absorbs a lot of moisture and requires special treatment. It is also a great deal cheaper than hardwood because conifer trees have a faster growing rate therefore better availability.
- Hardwood lumber comes from deciduous trees. These are harder than soft wood and can’t be dented as easily. Since deciduous trees have a longer growing cycle, their wood tends to be more expensive. Timber gates are always deigned from hardwood lumber. This is why if you ever purchased a timber gate before you know it can be quite expensive.
- Keep in mind that timber gates are available in a variety of thickness. The thicker the gate the more expensive it’s going to be.
- Hardwood timber comes in a variety of grades. The grade is normally determined by the amount of clear surface the board has on its weakest side. The defect free wood is considered a being highest grade. When choosing a timber gate you need to make sure that it has been designed by the highest grade wood. This would not only improve the aesthetics but also ensure the longevity of the gate.
- Beware of defects. The defect could be from the tree or the defect could also be the result of the machining process. Although lumber with slight defect can be managed and looked after, a major defect can seriously compromise the quality of the lumber. You want to make sure that you are buying the right kind of timber gate which is durable and structurally sound.
- Also keep in mind that when you are buying timber gates you would be shown a variety with varied thickness. The thickness would have a major impact on the quality of the gate. Make sure you choose a gate which is high quality and serves its purpose well.
- Last but not the least always invest in timber by buying it from a certified seller. This would help assure you that you are buying the right quality product.
For your safety and peace of mind, choose Strukta timber gates.