As professionals and home-builders know,
timber is a particularly well-adapted building material. It is noble and long-lasting, providing solidity and quality for the framework of houses, sheds and other buildings. Structural timber at Scierie Mandray is dried to a moisture content of between 12% and 18% (according to the section) and machined on all 4 surfaces to take into account section shrinkage following the drying process, thereby providing you with high precision measurements.
You need to specify the following characteristics.
To find out more, simply click on the technical files.
Choosing the right species
- Fir tree, spruce: most commonly used (species file)
- Douglas fir: for untreated timber (natural heartwood grade 3) (species file)
- Scots pine: class 4 autoclave treatment
(e.g. sole plates) (species file)
Choosing the right cuts
- Ordinary cuts (technical file)
Choosing the right section
- Thickness: 45 mm, 60 mm, 80 mm
- Width: 95 mm, 120 mm, 145 mm, 160 mm, 200 mm, 220 mm
Choosing the right length
- From 3 m to 5.5 m
- Machining with 4 small flat chamfers over the length (technical file)
- Class 2 colourless treatment (technical file)
(to find out more about treatment methods)
- Rabbet (e.g. mortising soleplate attachments)
- Regularly spaced recesses on the sole plates to position the uprights or mark with pencil
Lengths cut to measure to the nearest unit
- Milling “according to instructions”: oblique cut, recess, drilling, countersinking, rebating (according to specifications sheet provided by customer) (technical file)
- Class 2 colourless treatment applied after milling to avoid touch-up process (technical file)
A manufacturer or carpenter?
We can deliver complete packs of standard dimensions of the same section and length.
We can supply you with cuts “according to instructions”, i.e. each board cut to size according to the sections you require.