Imperial Productions &
Distribution Inc. sells wood specific for exterior applications. These woods
are Western Red Cedar, White Pine, White Oak. You cannot use "white wood" or
All turned or carved wood
is made from multiple staves glued together. For exterior applications exterior
wood glue is used. This is traditional way of making turned or carved wood
elements for over 200 years to enhance the strength of the product. The wood
staves are kiln dried as per NHLA Standards to 6 to 8% moisture content, whereas
solid wood will crack due to it's thickness and exceeding moisture levels
compared to kiln dried pieces.
The wood staves disburses
static and fixed loads evenly. Any uneven substrate will put pressure on any
wood product regardless of it being made from wood staves or solid wood.
When you get your new
exterior wood base or column the following are recommendations for your consideration.
If your wood bases
or columns are sitting on concrete make sure that there is poly (like you would use
for vapor barrier) between the concrete and the wood, as concrete creates a chemical
reaction with wood which will degrade it faster. Concrete is
alkaline and eats away at wood. The wood constantly tries to absorb the
lime water from the concrete