Jump to content
gdh

Straight oak wanted mid Wales

Recommended Posts

Joe Court over in Surrey is amongst oak a lot of the time, if there are lorries your way going South east, he is cutting oak at the moment.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would seasoning the posts for a few yrs  make them last  longer than using them green in the ground? (Extra hassle & cost though)

 

Many of of the old upland fence lines in Snowdonia  are oak posts (fairly thin & rectangular in shape) some fences going on for miles across mountain tops and probably many decades old atleast

 

All new fencing iv'e seen is softwood and only last about 10yrs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I doubt you will find any fencing grade oak in kent/ sussex area as sandwich are hoovering it up at moment as the price is strong. If you do be prepared for a high price! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Where in mid wales are you as i have some oak here and know for quite a fair bit more down around abergavenny way 

HI ALL I’m still looking for large hard wood BUTTS thanks pm Jon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, topchippyles said:

Where in mid wales are you as i have some oak here and know for quite a fair bit more down around abergavenny way 

I'm a few miles outside Llandovery. I've sent a pm. 

Edited by gdh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, steve collins said:

I doubt you will find any fencing grade oak in kent/ sussex area as sandwich are hoovering it up at moment as the price is strong. If you do be prepared for a high price! 

Yeah, I'm hoping for something closer. Most years we get enough out of the firewood stacks and our own woodland so it's relatively cheap but this year we've mostly got ash, beech, alder and red oak.

 

We actually got wood fairly easily this year in the end and prices seem to have stabilised locally but I'll be surprised if I average £65 delivered for fencing stuff. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, gdh said:

Yep, just use them bare. We always staple into the split side and side up the strainers to make sure we're in the heartwood and get 15+ years out of them. 

 

Thanks for all the suggestions for suppliers. 

Screenshot_20190616-000627.png

Screenshot_20190616-000647.png

How do you go about splitting the stakes? Have you got a log splitter that has a long enough stroke? Do you think a cone splitter on a digger would be able to do a tidy enough job of it? I usually buy in split chestnut from Dorset way- but there can be a long wait and wonder if there is any merit in splitting your own...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

Yep oak/s.c will last 20+ years in mud if properly seasoned.
emoji106.png

Interestingly I have had sweet chestnut snap off in 5 years- o believe it’s down to too much sapwood within the post- this rots off quick anyway but if there isn’t much heartwood left after this it doesn’t take much to snap it..

 

the trouble is sometimes the stakes can be too skinny. A good lump is needed for durability IMO

Edited by Matthew Storrs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.