Large Section Timbers
Large section timbers can be used to create bold designs. Barwon Timber holds a range of large section timbers in stock or can source timber for your design. When designing with large section timber we suggest keeping the following in mind.
Be flexible and have a second option on hand should the specie and sizing you prefer not be available when your project moves into construction. We will make every effort to source your first preference, but this is not always possible. To assist, please give us as much notice as possible of your construction schedule.
Kiln Dried and Unseasoned
Kiln dried timber has been mechanically dried in large kilns to an appropriate moisture content. It is a lengthy and highly skilled process to get it right. Barwon Timber is capable of drying timber, please keep in mind this is a lengthy process and for large section timbers should be ordered well in advance of when the timber is required on site. Unseasoned timber is supplied without mechanical drying. Large section timbers (over 50mm in thickness) and posts will often be supplied as unseasoned. Owing to the size of these timbers it can be impractical to mechanically dry them.
Rough Sawn, Sawn All Round and Dressed All Round
Timber is supplied to us Rough Sawn (RS). It is often quite uniform in colour and texture. Sawn All Round (SAR) will give you a smooth finish and bring out its figure. We can SAR softwoods. Dressing the timber will give you a smooth finish and bring out its figure (markings and patterns). We can supply timber dressed all round (DAR) or we can dress single or multiple faces.
We can add pencil rounds, arrisses, grooves and rebates to your timber. Please contact us if you would like any of these features and we will help you to specify.
We have provided a guide for standard sizes on pages 35 and 39 of our Product Portfolio and Specification Guide.
Timber is very rewarding material to work with. It takes time to understand it. We are here to help you, please contact us if you need assistance.