Timber Trade Line is family-run business built on a long history of industry knowledge and a high level of service. What started as small business, scaled up rapidly and today saw timber all across the middle Europe. Around 90% of all our timber products go for export, mainly to Hungary and central Europe.
Our sole purpose is to produce consistent supply of high grade timber and lumber to our clients, while keeping the precision and fast delivery high on our priority list. We supply high grade timber mainly for wood pallet makers, house builders, roof truss manufacturers, furniture makers and general timber industry.
What wood do we process?
As you can guess from our name, core of our business was built on processing pine wood. Although it didn’t change much, we included more wood species like spruce, red spruce and fir.
Its affordable and can be used for a wide range of construction and furniture making. Thanks to its strength it is often used to support a house construction or it can be made into a multi-use pallet for heavy loads.
Spruce is very similar to fir and it offers an even texture that makes it appealing as a building material. Even if its lightweight wood, it also has a greater strength, making it usefull for different construction.
Fir is moderately strong and most often used for building, its durability and resistance to rot and insects make it a favourite choice for outdoor projects. It is often used for furniture-making as well, as is very common as it’s inexpensive.
Its very similarly with Spruce in terms of mechanical properties, with the two species having nearly identical values. Red spruce is typically a creamy white, with a hint of yellow and/or red.
What we do for our clients?
Our business is built around three main products timber, pallet wood elements, and wooden houses. For each of the product we offer all standard & unusual dimensions. Wood can be delivered freshly cut, air dried or heat dried that can be also arranged at our facilities. In Standard chemical treatment for all our wood also can be ordered as extra to assure long last of timber. Anti-septic or anti-mould treatment with Lignofix is available in green, brown or transparent colour option. Once your product is ready its ready to be shipped. Thanks to our 20 years of experience in import & export we can arrange efficient door to door shipping by land or sea for any quantity to anywhere in the world.
Timber drying process
After sawing, the lumber can be dried two ways, either naturally outdoors or artificially in drying kilns. Wood drying means the gradual reduction of the wood moisture to the desired humidity. Usually the it is dried to a lower moisture content. The sawn timber is stacked up in drying area where it is left for different times depending on the season and weather for several weeks to a year. Sawn timber can be dried also artificially in so-called chamber driers. The timber is dried to the required humidity in the range 8 – 15% humidity. This depends on the area of application of the timber.
Air drying (AD)
Natural drying in the open air – the wood is stacked and placed under roof. By ambient air temperature and wind, the wood is dried for a period of 60 – 300 days to a humidity of about 15 – 20%. Wood is pre-dried outdoors or in open covered warehouses using natural climatic conditions.
Kiln drying (KD)
Artificial drying – dried wood is stored in steel, aluminium or masonry thermal insulation chambers. The chambers are equipped with heating equipment, motor, fan, chimneys for fresh air supply, air exhaust, damping tube and measuring and control instruments for controlling the drying process that can set and regulate air humidity, air temperature and air flow to achieve favourable wood drying conditions.
Wood for the construction industry, such as studs and beams, should have a moisture content of between 15 percent and 19 percent. Pine for indoor use in cabinets, furniture and mouldings, has a requirement between 6 percent and 8 percent. Some scales say pine can be used at 12 percent moisture content without problems. You can find more information about wood drying here.