In the inland German town of Bad Kreuznach, local people have been erecting large structures designed to recreate the salt spray of the ocean for generations.
A stroll through the valley is not only good for your health but an educational walk through the history of salt extraction (read more here).
The wood structures are made from untreated Douglas fir, and in a
unique reaction with the silicates in the salt water the timber is
preserved for 30-40 years without preservative chemicals.
Learn more about silicates and how they can be used as a modern wood finish here.
We applaud the winners of this year’s Timber Design Awards, many of which made use of Abodo timbers.
To help save time and money for builders, alongside reducing timber wastage, a range of selected set lengths are now available to order.
Alison brings a wealth of experience to Abodo with over 30 years spanning architecture, building, and joinery.