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How To Use Timber Products With A Clear Conscience

The effects of deforestation in recent decades have caused some people to be wary of making use of wood for construction purposes. That being said, timber has many advantages and applications which make it extremely useful in today’s modern world. What is more, wood has a natural beauty that is unsurpassed by certain other contemporary building materials.

How, then, might you be able to make use of timber products with a clear conscience? Actually, the solution to this dilemma is quite simple. Either you could make exclusive use of lumber that has been produced by a reputable supplier of wood products or you could utilize second hand wood that has been reclaimed.

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When You Need To Buy Wood

There may come a time when you get a bee in your bonnet and decide that you need to start some kind of construction project. You may decide to build a lapa or make a garden fence out of wood or something along those lines. When this happens you are going to need to buy wood. Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind to make sure that you get what you need.

The first thing that you need to do is figure out what kind of wood you are going to need. You may need gum poles or you may need planks. Your requirements are going to determine where you shop for your wood. if you are going to build a lapa then you are going to need gum poles, a fence will require planks. Think carefully and make a list of all the pieces that you are going to need. Take measurements and plan everything out on a bit of paper so that you can be sure that you list everything you are going to need.

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A Brief Look At Creosote And CCA Poles

The modern world that many of us live in nowadays is one of concrete, plastic and steel where relatively little of the natural environment still exists. For instance, there used to be a time when furniture was made almost entirely from solid wood. Nowadays, however, it is virtually impossible to buy brand new wooden tables or cca poles and other items made from sizeable lengths of hard woods like Burmese teak and imbuia.

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How To Find Reputable Gum Poles Suppliers

Wood is still widely used nowadays in spite of the fondness that the modern world has for plastic, glass and steel. One of the reasons for this could be that timber products have many advantages. What is more, not only is wood very beautiful in appearance, it is quite durable and affordable as well.



Gum poles are one of the many types of timber product available on the market from gum poles suppliers these days. They are rounded wooden poles or posts that are used to make everything from fences to roof trusses, telephone and electrical transmission poles and even kids’ jungle gyms. This type of timber pole is often called a ‘gum pole’ in reference to the variety of tree from which it originates.

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What Is Lumber?

In South Africa, if you take a drive from the Highveld to the coast you are likely to drive through a number of plantations planted and managed by companies like Sappi and other companies that make use of wood. This wood does need to be processed before it can be used though.

The first thing that needs to happen is the trees need to be cut down. The branches have to be cut off and they need to be turned into lumber. But what exactly is lumber?

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