Where would you normally use a treated timber fretwork spindle ?
As part of the fretwork (normally under the facia board) on a verandah or gazebo.
What is it made out of ?
Plantation grown Radiata Pine that has been H3 treated (suitable for above ground use).
What are the important dimensions ?
Overall : 150mm Height (not including 15mm long x 13mm diameter pins on each end) x 32mm Diameter
How should you finish it ?
A water based primer/undercoat is not a necessity (although it wouldn't hurt), but at least 2 coats of the final colour is a must.
Leaving it unfinished, oiling it or using a clear lacquer is not recommended.
Speak to your local paint retailer for more info.