Update on timber species supply
Whilst the supply of Siberian Larch has stopped since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we at The Wood Yard have been able to supply pre conflict Larch to a variety of Cladding jobs throughout 2022. The picture attached shows a Vertical T&G profile which, untreated, will silver over time. For more images and examples of the weathering process please visit www.thewoodyard.org/recent-examples.html
We have continued to offer homegrown Larch throughout 2022 (albeit at higher prices than previously due to the scarcity of the imported Larch) we can also offer suitable alternatives such as
Western Red Cedar
All these can be machined to different profiles unlike the homegrown options which suit Feather Edge, Wane Edge and Square Edge sections only due their higher moisture content.
Professional versus Trade MDF
Here at The Wood Yard we always try to stock High Density or Professional Medium Density Fibreboard. Whilst Trade / Lightweight MDF is a cheaper alternative, the Professional grade is more dense, flatter and ideal for applications such as Shop Fitting. As we cut many boards to size here, Professional MDF is more stable, offers a smooth finish and makes it easy to paint.