Archive for July, 2010

Jesusita Fire Rebuild – part 2

We got an update and new pictures of the Mission Canyon custom home re-build in Santa Barbara. The pictures really look good and it’s coming along nicely.

The slide show below shows TimberSIL® wood used for window trim, rafter tails and 2×6 tongue & groove for the ceiling lid. All the TimberSIL® wood on this project was re-sawn to give it a rough look and then stained & sealed with Sikkens Cetol. Both the architect and general contractor have said great things about using TimberSIL® and are very pleased with the outcome. The contractor even noted that the TimberSIL® saw dust did not burn his lungs, as it did when he used Fire Treated Wood in the past.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Fire-Resistant Decking and Framing

This Old House online

Wood-and-Glass Boards

Pressure-treated deck boards that contain fire retardants—along with other chemicals—tend to leach toxins over time, degrading both the environment and the stability of the wood. That’s not the case with TimberSIL®, a toxin-free alternative created by soaking lumber in liquid glass and then baking it. The lumber, which has a Class A fire rating, resists rot and insects and can be cut and stained just like regular wood decking.

Fire-Resistant Decking and Framing.