First Quality Air Dried European Oak is an extremely durable timber that does not require any treatment. Oak is a very durable classification timber giving excellent longevity but is prone to movement and shaking (timber cracks) which is not detrimental to gate products.
Oak gates are very consistent in colour due to the species type and full of character, and all timbers will naturally weather down over a short period of time to a silver grey colour.
Pigmented oils and wood stains can be applied for a more pristine appearance although this is for cosmetic purposes only. We do not recommend that paint applications are used on Oak products due to an element of movement within the timbers and we recommend that alternative timbers should be used.
Oak gate posts are available in a European constructional grade; however these timbers are very prone to large shaking (timber cracks) as the timber continues through a natural period of drying. This is not detrimental to the lasting qualities of the posts.
All oak products are sourced from fully sustainable sources and carry both PEFC and FSC certification upon request.