Brown Treated Lumber
Looking for lumber for your next outdoor project? Brown treated lumber might be the perfect fit.
Brown treated lumber is a type of pressure-treated wood that’s perfect for outdoor construction projects, from decks to fences. Preservatives are applied to the wood under high pressure, forcing them deep into the lumber’s fibre. The preservatives used give the wood a distinct brown colour; it looks more natural than other pressure-treated lumber, which may be green in appearance.
Advantages of Brown Treated Wood
- Durability: Brown treated wood is infused with preservatives that help it resist rot, decay, and insects. The preservatives used help make the wood moisture-resistant, which gives it added durability in the harsh weather conditions we see here in Canada.
- Appearance: The brown colour of brown treated wood looks more natural than the green tinge that other pressure-treated lumber can develop.
- Versatility: Brown treated wood can be used in all kinds of outdoor applications, from decks and fences to ground contact projects like support structures and garden beds.
Is Brown Treated lumber environmentally friendly?
Thanks to the use of preservatives, brown treated lumber lasts longer than other types of wood. This reduces the rate at which wood is cycled through, making it more eco-friendly.
Is Brown Treated wood better than green treated?
Brown treated wood has a more natural colour than green treated wood, with all of the same resistances to rot and other environmental conditions, making it a better choice for most projects.