To ensure the long term stability of the finished plinth, the drying and seasoning of the source timber is paramount.
All of our wood is first naturally air dried for a minimum of 1 year per inch of thickness. In practice most of our stock far exceeds this, many pieces being stored for 5 - 10 years.
Following air drying, large boards are cut into smaller pieces suitable for making one or two plinths. The wood is then left to rest again for a minimum of 3 months. This process allows the relaxation of any internal stresses that have been relieve buy the cutting process.
After this process the wood is again examined for checks (splits) or excessive movement and warping. Anything mot up to our exacting standards is rejected.