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Picking up where we left on the last thread…. Your beautiful (and expensive) oak frame which you have scrimped and saved for years, or even decades for, is standing proudly to attention for all passing traffic to see.

Everything fitted, the groundworks miraculously matched the frame, joints are tight…..and yet the damn thing is covered in unsightly staining from mud, water and metal reacting with the tannins in the green oak.

Sand blasting the frame with grit particles is the most popular method of returning the timber to an even clean finish and is carried out by a specialist.

Sandblasting oak timber frameThe grit is blasted at the surface of the oak removing a thin layer and a pale finish – care must be taken not to get carried away otherwise your frame will end up looking like a pile of driftwood in a seaside pub!

Even more care must be taken to make sure your sandblasting contractor is using the right grit that contains no iron particles. Iron blasted at high pressure into the oak will turn your oak, and your mood, quite literally, black!

Do you want a quick quote?
Or to discuss your project?

If you're considering an oak framed building (or larch, or douglas fir), let's talk. We'll gladly put together an outline quote (completely free, with no strings attached). And we need very little information from you to do so.
Equally, we're always here, at the end of the phone, to talk through your ideas. 01547 560 231
Castlering Wood, Beggars Bush, Evenjobb, Powys, LD8 2PB