Air Dried Oak
Air-dried (seasoned) Oak has been dried since the tree was felled, either by spending 3-5 years exposed to air or by accelerated drying inside a kiln. This process reduces the moisture content to approximately 20-30% compared to that of our other oak cladding, making it more stable than a fresh sawn cladding product and less prone to shrinkage.
Due to the higher grade of oak used, you will experience less sap, fewer/smaller knots and a tighter/straighter grain. Being a natural living product, you may also experience some colour variation and when in place, some natural movement as the timber adjusts to the changing seasons. These characteristics are to be expected and will give a beautiful natural distinctive appearance.