What is it made out of ?
Plantation grown Meranti (aka Durian or Pacific Maple).
The dowel is actually made up of 2 pieces of timber that have been laminated together.
The reason why this is done is because Meranti is not available in sizes greater than 50mm.
For us to finish 60mm in diameter we need to start with material that is 4 to 5mm thicker, which means that the only way we can achieve that is to glue 2 pieces together.
The glues we use are suitable for interior application only. If you wish to use our timber dowel for exterior application, then we suggest you use our 43mm Dowel range or below.
The grade of timber that we use is referred to as SELECT, and is the highest quality available.
It is relatively clear and free of defects, but a small amounts of gum vein, surface checking (splits), tight knots and black specks are acceptable within the SELECT grading rules.
These defects give the timber its character, and will not be considered in the case of a refund being requested.
What are the important dimensions?
Overall : 60mm Diameter x Various Lengths
How should you finish it ?
If looking for a natural finish, then a clear lacquer will be fine; or you can use a stain to achieve your desired colour then use a clear lacquer to finish it off.
Speak to your local paint retailer for more info.
*** IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ ***
Due to the overall size of this product, even if the order value is over $500, FREE SHIPPING will NOT be included.
We keep low stock levels of this product on hand, so please be advised that in instances where you require large quantities, or specific lengths of this product you may need to allow for an extra 1-2 weeks for additional stock to be run.
Please Read Before Ordering : When ordering dowel, add up the total number of metres you require then round it up to the nearest metre. This number is what you add to your cart. When you get to the payment page there is a SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTION box that you can use to record the specific lengths that you need.