The Elephant Timber Guide to Preparing Wood

Stump of Tree Felled - Section of The Trunk

Elephant Timber are experts in the best way for preparing wood before use and preparing timber for staining. Preparing a slab of live edge wood or planks of wood correctly will not only enhance the natural beauty of the grain patterns, it will also increase its durability. You will find a wide range of live edge slabs and wood planks in our online shop.

Sanding, Sealing and Oiling is the Key to Longevity

All of our timber can be supplied in its natural rough sawn state, for further finishing by you. Or alternatively, we can plane it to a smooth finish, suitable for fine sanding and sealing by you. Whether you are planning on building a staircase or some shelving, creating a stunning wooden bar top or a bespoke piece of furniture, our range of wood is bound to spark your creativity.

Our Guide

To help you with preparing wood and treating it before use, we have created an easy-to-use guide, including advice on which sandpapers to use, recommended finishes and treatments and step-by-step wood preparation instructions. This is also available as a PDF download.

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Using our extensive timber knowledge, we can help you with selection, provide advice on preparing wood before use, and preparing timber for painting or staining. Order your live edge slabs or wood planks from us today and start creating your next wooden masterpiece. Shop now.