Brown Pressure Treated Lumber from Northern Crossarm Company is beautifully finished in a rich, brown color without needing to be painted or stained. By Kiln Drying After Treatment, Northern Crossarm’s brown pressure treated lumber delivers improved performance and stability.
Brown Pressure Treated Lumber
Rich, Brown Pressure Treated Lumber from Northern Crossarm
Rich, pre-finshed, brown pressure treated lumber (KDAT Brown) is easier to handle, lighter in weight and much easier to saw and plane. Unlike traditional or “wet” treated lumber, it’s dried after being pressure treated, resulting in a brown pressure treated lumber product with minimized warp, cup, twist and checks.
"Green" Wood Vs. Brown Pressure Treated Lumber
Wood is actually porous – that makes it ideal for accepting chemical in the pressure-treating process. But, because of wood’s ability to hold moisture, it also has a natural tendency to warp, cup, check, twist and shrink and swell as it’s exposed to normal wet and dry cycles.
During the pressure treating process, our our rich brown treated lumber is fully saturated with water and preservatives. Once the preservative is left in the wood for protection, the water releases as the wood naturally dries – that creates natural characteristics.
Brown Pressure Treated Lumber from Northern Crossarm is Kiln Dried After Treatment. Also known as KDAT, we remove the excess moisture from wood that’s introduced during the treating process. By kiln drying after treatment, we’re able to improve the performance and stability of our brown pressure treated lumber.
Brown Pressure Treated Lumber by Northern Crossarm
Brown Pressure Treated Lumber by Northern Crossarm is pressure treated, dried and coated in a rich brown color that looks great on application. Rather than waiting weeks to paint or stain, our brown treated wood is already “pre-finished”, so you can seal the wood immediately.
Aside from just a pre-finished look, brown treated lumber from Northern Crossarm is kiln dried after treatment, meaning its moisture is removed as close to 19% moisture content to reduce some of the biggest headaches associated with “green” or “wet” treated wood. Less cups, warps, cups, checks and drying time.
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Northern KDAT Brown Pressure Treated Wood
Why Choose KDAT Brown Treated Lumber instead of “Wet” or “Green” treated lumber? The rich, finished brown wood that’s lighter, easier to handle, saw & plane. With minimized moisture content, you get a 100% finished, stable product with the added benefits of reduced warps, cups, twists, checks & cracks.
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Wood is a porous material, which makes it ideal for the pressure treating process. Because it is porous, wood has a natural tendency to warp, cup, twist, crack, check, shrink and swell as it is exposed to wetting and drying cycles.
The pressure treating process fully saturates wood with preservatives and water. While the preservative is left in the wood for protection, the water is released as the wood naturally dries, bringing out these natural characteristics.
Kiln Dried After Treatment, “KDAT” is a process that removes this excess moisture from wood introduced by the treating process. Kiln drying after treatment helps to improve the performance and stability of brown pressure-treated lumber.