Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you "treat" wood?
Wood is treated to resist decay. However, only the sapwood will absorb the treat, not the heartwood (center portion of the tree). Also, dry wood takes a much deeper treat then green wood. Therefore we make sure to send the wood to treat when it's dry.
How long will treated wood last compared to untreated wood?
Untreated wood that is set in the ground will last roughly 3-8 years. Treated wood will realistically last 25-40 years. Posts will actually last longer when they're tamped in dirt rather then in concrete, because with concrete, a tiny hairline gap will form between the wood and the concrete. That gap will hold moisture against the wood causing it to rot faster. With dirt, moisture will wick away from the wood.
What the difference between peeled and turned / doweled products?
How are your products measured?
All of our measurements are taken from the small end diameter. For example, a 5" post means that the diameter of the post is between 5" and almost 6" on the small end.
Can you get wood products with out cracks and or variations?
Due to the nature of wood, some cracks and variations exist in all wood products.
Where can I learn more about mountain pine beetle (MPB), forests and forest products?
The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) provides a number of resources. To learn more, please visit the CSFS Publications Page.
What is our return policy?
Returns are accepted within 30 calendar days of purchase for store credit only with reciept and are subject to a 25% restocking fee. Installation is accepteance of "AS IS" quaility. Morgan Timber Products is not responsible for the changes that may occur to our lumber or round wood material once it leaves our yard. Wood products are a natural raw material that has the postential to warp, crack, twist, change moisture contant and color, etc.