Archive for August, 2010

TimberSIL® Deck – Children’s Aquarium, Dallas, TX

The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park has closed for an extensive remodeling. The historic art deco facility will be redesigned and renamed The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. It is scheduled to reopen in 2010.

They are remodeling the Aquarium with the needs of families with small children in mind. Gregg Hudson, executive director of The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park and the Dallas Zoo, said “The smaller size of the facility is ideal for young kids, and they are going to love the colorful exhibits and child-friendly features we have in store.”

TimberSIL® glass fortified wood is used on this deck as a non-toxic alternative to conventional pressure treated wood that uses copper and arsenic to fend off pests. TimberSIL® is much safer for children to be around and playing on, TimberSIL® is the only EPA approved preserved wood product, stopping pests with only the use of a physical barrier and WITHOUT THE USE OF PESTICIDES. The  warning labels on conventional pressure treated wood clearly state it should  be kept away from food and handled with gloves at all times, that was just not an option in this play area. Kids will be kids and they will be crawling over this deck so it needed to be safe.

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Photo’s provided by:
Shake & Shingle Supply Inc., Dallas
200 East Beltline Road
Coppell, TX 75019


TimberSIL® 2×4 Patio Cover Lattice

Another beautiful patio cover re-built with TimberSIL® glass fortified wood. The original patio cover on this Huntington Beach home had Doug Fir rough sawn 2×2’s running perpendicular from the house, leaving a unique shade pattern that the homeowner liked very much. After a number of years, the damage from insects and rot took there toll and the lattice work was no longer safe to walk on. Not wanting to continually replace the structure every couple of years they decided to use TimberSIL® glass wood. (2×2 TimberSIL® is not available in long lengths, substituted 2×4 TimberSIL®)

It looks great!

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