Wood – Getting Started & Next Steps

OAK TIMBER

When we only want to put wood into work, we want our homes to have a natural warm feeling. For durability and something that will last us for a very long time then oak beams come into play. The place you want to use the timber in will determine the kind of beam to acquire. The same kind of oak wood you use in your living room will not look or be the same as the type you will use on the worktops in your kitchen.

The wood in your kitchen will be subjected to a lot of moisture and stress and this will change the way the old oak will be looking like in the near future. The timber will adapt to the conditions in the environment it is subjected in. To make sure that the changes that have taken place in the timber are not visible then it is necessary to make sure that the oak is maintained and given the correct and right treatment at all times. The oak must first be dried in the correct way so as to achieve all this.

As soon as the Oak tree is fell then it needs to be dried. To get a real trunk alone then it is a must to slash off the branches. For some oak trees in the UK they can be as tall as 40 meters, for such then they have to be cut into two. To prevent cracks forming on the wood then the process of drying has to be carried out in a controlled manner. At all cost, the cracks should be avoided in the wood to make it usable.
In the United Kingdom, the prices of tree poles will be different from one vendor to another. Whether you require a single oak beam for above your fireplace, several sawn oak beams for your garden or a large quantity of hand planed oak beams for a restoration project. This all can be availed depending on the location where the order is made and the time the order is made. The ones selling can also cut fresh sawn oak beams to purchase.

Freshly sawn oak beams, also known as ‘green oak’ beams, start seasoning as soon as they are fell. Changes in color and the appearance of cracks and splits will occur during this drying process. To fully dry a standard green oak tree will take around five years to fully get dried because it dries at the rate of one inch per year. The seller can get the green Oak tree for you if you want them for a project, you just need to order