Individual Cedar Slat
Individual Fence Slat. 44 x 17mm, available in four lengths 1.83m, 2.13m, 2.44m and 2.74m.
Our Western red cedar is no 2 grade with 15/20% of no 4. Cedar is classed as durable and is naturally resistant to fungal attack and decay, it is lightweight and an excellent timber to work with. The mix of colours and grains is what gives cedar its unique look, from light to dark browns, reds and ambers. Cedar will accept a protective coating very easily, so should you wish to keep the warm mix of colour then apply a UV protector, or if you prefer apply a product such as Sioo for the natural grey weathered look.
Our range of Individual Western Red Cedar slats are perfect for those clients who wish to make they're own screening, fencing, planters, gates, etc. It is advised that only stainless steel fixings are used with Western red cedar, using galvanised or standard nails or screws can result in black marking, the result of a chemical reaction from the natural oil within the timber reacting with the iron in the fixing. Slatted Screen Fencing recommend the use of a UV protection oil, this is easy to apply and will both enhance the colour and grain of the timber, as well as prevent the greying effect from the sun, one such brand is OSMO UV protection oil extra, this is readily available online.
As much as our timber is high quality, we highly recommend clients add 5 - 10 % additional materials to your order, as we cannot supply every length defect free.
Timber is a natural product and sometimes has the odd defect/knot. Most can be rectified by sanding or trimming, but please allow a little extra material just in case. Human error is also another factor, sometimes mistakes are made when cutting or trimming, a few extra slats means the project is not held up due to this, should it happen.