At Timbercity Somerset West we offer Timber & Structural Timber such as: PAR timber – perfect for home projects and furniture construction. As well as structural timber for roof rafters and exterior use.
PINE PAR TIMBER
Pine PAR is planed square and ready to use for any home project or furniture construction. It can be used outside but must be either primed or varnished to extend its life span. You also have the choice of ordering clear treated pine.
MERANTI PAR TIMBER
Meranti Timber is a hardwood and comes from Malaysia and generally used outside for pergolas and outside furniture. It is strong and durable and grey brown to red brown in colour. It is advisable to treat timber with either a wood sealant, varnish or primer to extend the life of the product.
Structural Timber is rough sawn pine, pressure treated for exterior use and for roof rafters. It is well priced and can last a long time outside if cared for properly. Perfect timber for your next chicken coup, wendy house or patio roof and pergola.
Marine Plywood is mainly used in very wet environments. It is strong and durable and handles sea water well. If you have a boat and need a bench seat fitted or the dashboard of a motor boat you would use Marine Plywood which has a special glue and bonding method to ensure no delamination. A sealer or varnish is advisable.
INTERIOR COMMERCIAL PLYWOOD
Interior Commercial Plywood is mainly used for indoor furniture and panelling. It also gets used regularly as insets in doors or backings of antiques and other cabinets.
EXTERIOR COMMERCIAL PLYWOOD
Commercial Exterior Plywood is the little brother of Marine Plywood. This plywood has phenolic glue which is water resistant and can be used outside. However it cannot be exposed to water like Marine Plywood but is adequate for outdoor use. If you want to add or replace a garden shed roof or pool pump cover this would be the plywood you choose. It will still need a coat of varnish for extra protection and longevity. The surface of commercial plywood is generally a hardwood veneer of a few mm thick and cross hatched
EXTERIOR PINE PLYWOOD
Exterior Pine Plywood is similar to the commercial in the sense it also has the exterior glue but the plywood is made from Pine and is thus not as durable as commercial plywood for exterior use. Pine Plywood is usually used for furniture manufacture and backings for cupboards and cabinets.