View Full Version : Anyone use or heard of TimberSil for barns or other applications?
Mar. 21, 2011, 12:31 PM
Here's the website:
Looks like they have authorized dealers in several states.
Anyone tried this product? Even for a deck or other small project?
Looks like it's fire resistant, insect resistant, but accepts paint/stain very well.
Mar. 21, 2011, 12:35 PM
It sounds like a good thing, but I would question cost and exactly what the treatment process is. Will it be guarenteed to not poisen a cribber if you get a horse gnawing on it?
Mar. 23, 2011, 09:43 AM
Hmm, I'm looking at the web site now.
Read all of this page
The material must be stored prior to use sheltered and dry, and they talk about a white residue that may appear. It doesn't burn (?!).
Mar. 23, 2011, 10:39 AM
Yes, it is flame retardant.
Evidently it is basically petrified wood. The silicate is forced into the wood, and then baked or heat treated, displacing moisture? (I'm out of my depth here). You can paint it, cut it, nail it, screw it, etc. It is structurally sound, but evidently does not twist or warp like wood, and it is nontoxic.
The product is evidently safe around children and animals, and is good for things like raised beds since there are no chemicals that leach into the soil.
I was just wondering if anyone had used it - because all these things sound great but how do they stand up over time? Like a harsh winter, sun, etc.
I bet it is expensive. sigh.