In the field, installation of gunbarrel poles assures the contractor of a good fit and facilitates erection of the structure. Gunbarrel poles can be sized up to 24 inch in diameter and 40 foot lengths so that they can accomodate architect and engineer requirements for massive appearance and strength properties.
If you need wood for outside use that does not need treatment then Cedar should be your first choice.
The strength and rot resistance of white oak makes it the perfect material for supporting the hull of a ship. White oak keel blocks, placed evenly around the length of the keel, will support a boat or ship for dry dock storage and prevent sagging. Keel blocks of white oak can be cut to varying sizes and widths to fit customer’s specific needs. Additionally these are not simple blocks of wood; rather, they may be cut square, angled, or rounded on one side as needed.
Cypress timbers are the best choice for outdoor projects and are particularly attractive as trusses, beams, columns, and 30″ diameter poles prefabricated with hardware material. Cypress along with Redwood timbers are ideal for baffles in water treatment plants and water tanks.
There are many reasons to consider Cypress timbers for your project but the most useful is its natural ability to ward off decay, helping to maintain a long-lasting, beautiful building for years.
Another point in favor of Cypress timbers is its resistance to insects. The long-term durability and insect resistance both stem from the wood’s production of cypressene. The cypressene found in Cypress timbers also defends against corrosion from chemicals and many other effects that usually damage woods not provided with a synthetic protective coating. For professional contractors looking to maintain a more “greener” structure, Cypress is the perfect choice.
Cross laminated timber (CLT) is a type of engineered wood created by attaching multiple layers of boards to each other in a crosswise fashion. The small pieces of wood are bonded adjacently using a strong adhesive, each layer lined up perpendicular to one another. Using small pieces of wood ensures the weak or brittle parts of full size timbers, such as knots are removed. The process creates a strong and durable wood that can be manufactured in various sizes and shapes as needed.
CLT is most commonly used for projects requiring fast assembly as the wood can be manufactured off site and delivered ready to be joined together. Once assembled the material is dry, permeable enough to allow vapors to pass through, and sturdy enough to be used as wall or flooring material. It is easily weatherproofed and can be used to quickly erect a building’s walls thus, allowing for more time to be spent finishing the interior.
CLT was produced to serve in a similar way to timber frames and masonry while being sturdier than the former and far more lightweight than the latter. When used for an exterior wall or when it is likely to be exposed to water, CLT should be treated and cladded to ensure weather proofing. It may also require additional insulation if used as an exterior building material. To learn more about building with CLT contact Galyon Timber.
Often used in a project’s interior, such as finished posts and beam frames, this species is selected because of its strength-to-weight ratio. Doug fir heavy timber may be used externally, but must be sealed or painted for weather protection.
Doug fir has a combination of strength, elasticity, and beauty making it an ideal wood for timber structures. The wood is close-grained, straight-grained, and knotted providing a naturally beautiful look. Knot sizes may not be uniform and variations in grain and color can be expected which only adds to a unique and textured look for each project. Doug fir heavy timber comes in a range of color falling into a spectrum of light red to pale yellow. The Doug fir species grows quickly and is plentiful in North America.
At Galyon Timber and Glulam, Inc., we sell a variety of heavy timber products including specialty wood. Galyon Timber and Glulam works regularly with contractors around the United States providing quality materials and expert product knowledge. We believe in responsible forestry and deliver materials nationwide.
Call us at 800-448-7682 or 865-584-4542 to discuss your building plans and projects and receive a quote today.