Edge Timbers™ are architectural quality beams intended for exposed construction. They are available in pine (treated or untreated) and western red cedar. Using a unique milling process, timbers are given four clean sides, eliminating mill chain stains, banding marks, oxidation, rail rub and water stains.
The milling process is not the only thing that sets these upgraded timbers apart from the rest of the market. Once milling is complete, the product never touches metal again, which can cause a reaction in wood such as cedar. Natural occurring resins in the wood react when in contact with metal and moisture.
When Edge Timbers™ are being finished they are placed by hand on a pallet of thin wood strips draped with a plastic barrier and supported by cribbing. Wood strips protect the timbers from the forklifts. Plastic prevents dirt and road debris from staining the fiber during transport. After the timbers have been stacked by hand, they are completely covered with more lumber wrap. Additional cribbing strips are positioned around the bundle, covered in plastic and then secured by plastic banding. Securing the bundle this way insures the product arrives in the absolute best condition possible.
Edge Timbers™ will provide the contractor and end user with visibly improved material with four good sides. The Timbers in the above, left before and after exhibit display common problems inherent with cedar timbers. When timbers are being milled they are exposed to moisture. When the wet wood fiber comes in contact with metal, the result is the purplish stained areas referred to as “chain stain”. Other common issues include rail rub, banding marks and oxidation. Providing this product over competing products in the market will eliminate returns, increase customer satisfaction and eliminate inventory loss.
After Solidwood Forest processes the regular timbers to become Edge Timbers™, as seen above, the difference is striking. The chain stains are gone. Any damage that may have occurred during transport and all signs of weathering or water stains are gone. All that remains is clean, bright, beautiful wood fiber!