Wooden structures in the sea such as pontoons, piers, jetties and so on are living proof of the soundness of wood as a suitable material for the structure and finish of outdoor applications. Almost constantly in contact with salt water and subject to biting winds and high UV densities, the wood may well turn grey, but it lasts for decades, which makes it a superb-material.
Wood is a living material and in spite of the superior quality provided by the species we use, it constantly has to adapt to extreme changes in temperature and humidity. Due to internal stress resulting from these constant adaptations the wood “warps”. This warping can lead to cracking, among other things. Changes in colour and structure can also appear. These characteristics are typical of the material and by choosing this material you accept them. When delivered, the wooden parts of our products are untreated. Exposure to sun and rain will gradually change their colour to silvery grey, and also roughen the surface. We strongly recommend that you treat your wood regularly with wood oil to protect it from stains and to slow down the roughening process.