Today, many common softwood picnic tables are pressure treated. In fact, Woodberry used to manufacture picnic tables from pressure treated timber but here’s why we now know it isn’t really the ideal thing for outdoor furniture.
As a better alternative, we at Woodberry immerse our softwood timber in a specially formulated spirit-based timber preservative. Although this method does require occasional re-treatment, it offers a much safer alternative for your customers, it looks after the timber and provides a fully element-resistant coating.
When pressure treatment occurs, the timber is put under strong negative & positive pressures leading to severe splitting later on in its life. Although an anti-rot chemical is applied deep into the wood, the splits are often so deep that the inner untreated timber becomes exposed. Splits are splintery, putting your customers at risk.
Our expert consultants are available on 0800 6888 983 to talk through our product range and help make sure your trade is as solid as our furniture guarantees.