DAR treated pine
Another commonly available finish is DAR or Dressed all Round. This is a machined finish whereby the timber has been planed on all sides and is very smooth. Any surface checking (cracking) is evident with this finish.
DAR timber also shows any knots or imperfections, so sanding and filling is required to ensure a smooth paintable surface. DAR timber is usually wet (unseasoned) after treatment unless it is LOSP treated.
In accordance with an APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) recommendation of March 2005, CCA treated timber will no longer be used in the production of:
- Garden furniture
- Picnic tables
- Exterior seating
- Children's play equipment
- Decking boards
Since CCA treated pine has been phased out for use in areas where children could come into frequent direct contact with the timber - we no longer stock any CCA decking and sell only LOSP treated handrails. We only use CCA timber for purposes that are safe and fully government approved.
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