Timber Care

We use red pine in the manufacturing of our products. Red pine is a softwood and as such it has a high level of natural resin in it. Due to this, shakes can occur naturally in sections of the timber. Shakes appear as hairline cracks - they are not defects and should be viewed as features in solid wood.


If you require more information on shakes, we encourage you to search "timber shakes" into your search engine. 


Another feature of solid wood are knots. A knot is simply where a branch was growing from the main trunk of the tree. Knots are a feature of all timber, and although we try to avoid the use of timber with black, dead knots, brown knots which are live are fine and should, again, be viewed as a feature of solid wood. 


It is also important to remember that our product will live outside in the garden where these features are less of an issue in comparison to internal furniture which is displayed within the house and as such, shakes and knots are less likely to occur. 


The demand for timber has increased massively over the last 20 years, and due to this the timber is not given the time to dry out naturally. Instead, the timber is kiln dried which encourages it to dry faster than if it was allowed to dry naturally. This means that shakes do appear more frequently in timber now but they do not affect the quality and longevity of the product.


We will continue to do our very best to make the highest quality products.


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