Selection of wood

Colour, design, physical characteristics, stress grading, various thicknesses and sawing methods are important choices which contribute to the quality and beauty of your final product.

The wood is sourced from local sawmills which offer a wide selection and great flexibility

INTERIOR (Native) Hardwoods

Preferably Spanhout makes use of native hardwoods. When a long lifespan is desirable for outdoor use, the best options is to employ durability class 1 or 2.  FCS certified tropical hardwoods are used only for projects which require the most out of the timber, or when a specific look cannot be accomplished by using native hardwoods.

For more information on physical characteristics of wood in general, please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood#Physical_properties. Please refer to  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_woods for more information about specific types of wood


Outdoor use

FCS certified tropical hardwoods or Modified wood


Wood warping

Spanhout got the process of wood warping covered. Constructions will remain leveled despite the expansion and shrinking of the wood.
For each construction/type of wood, Spanhout will assess the requirements needed