Firstly, the original billet, which is used to make a particular type of barn wood. The gray planks are easy: the billet has the same color as the final product. The sturdy grey boards that can be seen on the ruined buildings are a potential raw material for the production of grey barn wood. With brown wood, the situation is more complicated. The blank can have a dark gray, brown, and even black color. During its lifetime, the board burns in the sun, acquiring such unusual shades.
Secondly, the cleaning. The grey plank is not brushed. The brown barn wood goes through one more technological operation. All brown retro boards are brushed. At production, the top layer of wood that has been burned in the sun is brushed. Due to cleaning, the annual rings are exposed, the texture of the tree appears, the burnt layer is cleaned off. A fresher wood emerges, which has lighter shades. So it turns out a brown barn wood.
Thirdly, the age. As a rule, brown planks are older. Age of brown barn wood is from 40, gray from 20 years
Yes, we brush the boards with nylon brushes, clean the surface of the board. Brushing gives two additional advantages. Firstly, the rehabilitation. Hard bristles tear off the top layer of wood, penetrating into deep cracks. Cleaning completely removes litter, dust, dirt, plaque, mosses, lichens from the board. The board surface is updated.
Secondly, aesthetics. Brushing exposes the annual rings of the tree. The texture appears, and the visual perception of the old wood is significantly improved. A relief is formed and absorbs light without creating glare, gives a lively tactile sensation.
Watch on YouTube, how the barn wood is processed.
Because they were planed. Many customers, seeing the white back side of a barn wood, mistakenly believe that the planks are artificially aged. The thing is that the barn wood are processed on a 4-line machine, where the reverse layer and the edges are processed by planing. For example, for the manufacture of barn boards spike-groove as a blank is used inch plank (at least 23-25 mm), and sometimes 30, 40 and even 60 mm.
Thus, the ready-to-use barn timber retains the old, authentic surface only on the front side. The other three are undergoing deep planing. If you take any not rotten old log and saw it, inside it will be white. Also, the planks age only on the outside, and the inside remains white and strong.
No, there are no insects living in our boards.
Wood pests prefer to live in fresh, growing trees, where there are tree juices. This food is more nutritious than a forty-year-old planks. After the tree is cut down and disassembled into planks, it quickly dries up, and becomes unattractive for bark beetles. They do not lay larvae in boards that are frozen through in winter. In barn wood, there are often holes and passages from bark beetles. However, the pests are not in the planks. The insects left them many years ago.
Some people have completely unfounded phobias about termites. This is the scourge of the inhabitants of the southern states of USA. We must say that termites do not endure frost. Therefore, they do not survive in the Russian climate.
Moreover, we do not collect boards with rot, rotten boards, in which ants, slugs and other insects can live. Such boards are immediately rejected.
Our products have a official phytosanitary certificate, confirming the proper sanitary condition of the boards.
We guarantee the quality of our products. The customers trust us. Therefore, the standard batch of barn wood is implemented unprocessed.
At the same time, at the buyer’s request, we are ready to carry out additional processing. As we say, the client’s desire is the law! Therefore, we can cover the board with special compositions. You just need to tell us what it is. Or tell us for what purposes the barn wood will be used, and we will select the composition ourselves. Additional processing is paid separately.
The standard barn plank has a width of up to 160 mm, a length of up to 2.5 m.
The width and length of the finished planks depend on the blank that was used for its manufacture. We use old boards for production, which we collect all over the Siberian region and process at our production facility in Kirov. Our practice shows that 80% of all boards have a length of 2 to 2.5 m. There are very few long boards. We have boards up to 4.5 m long, and they have a much higher price.
The situation is similar with wide boards. The main part of the boards (70%) are up to 160 mm wide. Wider boards (180-220 mm.) are not so much, so they are significantly more expensive.
The difference is in destination. The spike-groove planks are used for finishing walls, ceilings. The straight planed board is used for the manufacture of panels, the production of false beams. The appearance of the boards is identical, because the same blanks and technologies are used for the production of these boards.
The straight planed planks can also be used for facing walls and ceilings. However, when drying out, cracks may appear between these boards. There may also be cracks in the spike groove, but they will not be through. If the straight planed boarded is fixed poorly, then individual boards may slightly fall through or bulge out of the wall. With a spike-groove plank, such problems are excluded, because tongue-and-groove connection provides a single monolithic wooden canvas.
For the same reason, it is not required that the butt ends of the spike-groove planks are on the laying when splicing. Splice planks can border on the space between the laying. Thanks to the tongue-and-groove connection, deflections are eliminated.
The main purpose of the lamel is to cover flat surfaces. The material is used in the production of multilayer panels, in the decoration of furniture and interior items. A lamel is a thin, light board.
Lamel is finished the interior – walls, ceiling. The main thing is that a solid base is prepared, for example, from plywood. A thin lamel plays only a decorative function. And the strength of the surface is given due to the powerful base of the sheet material.
The barn wood has an air-dry humidity of no more than 12%. As a rule, all boards are removed from abandoned buildings dry, because the buildings are under the roof. Material with high humidity are dried in convective furnaces. Drying is especially relevant in spring and autumn, when the humidity is high.