Please note: softwood has naturally occurring resins which may come to the surface of the wood as it seasons. Once seasoned, this process will cease.
- Rough cut - surfaces are not sanded
- Bark: this differs for each species and may appear different to that photographed. These are hand harvested and patches of bark may be missing.
We are passionate about UK grown wood supporting the future of our woodlands and providing natural alternatives to plastic play and learning resources. Natural wood is a fascinating material unlike a sterile plastic item. Wood changes, its bark comes away, there will be knots and cracks which will expand and contract as the wood changes over time. Further cracks will open up, particularly if left in direct sunlight or during a period of warm, dry weather. This all is amazing and it stimulates questions and helps connect us to the natural world.
The product has not been treated with a preservative although wood contains a natural preservative called tannin, which aids its longevity. Tannin is soluble and can leach out of wood when it gets wet. Once the water evaporates, it will leave tannin sediment behind, causing staining. We recommend that you do not store your wood on a porous surface as the surface may discolour.