Rough Timber Surface for Reduced Timber Maintenance
Having a roughened timber surface can be beneficial in a number of ways, one of which is reducing timber maintenance.
The majority of timber machined is sold as ‘dressed’ which means it has a smooth and almost sanded appearance. The main reason for this, arguably, are economics and design trends.
In the context of reducing timber maintenance, having a roughened surface is very advantageous.
The purpose of a roughened surface is that it raises the fibres on the wood, opening up the cells and allowing the oil to penetrate deeper into the timber and hold more pigment.
A timber's surface can be opened up by wire brushing, bandsawing, or sanding. zour oil finished products are generally supplied with a bandsawn finish.