Where would you normally use timber base rails ?
As a base rail as part of the balustrade on a staircase.
What is it made out of ?
Plantation grown Meranti (aka Durian or Pacific Maple).
The grade of timber that we use is referred to as SELECT, and is the highest quality available.
It is predominantly clear and free of defects, but a small amount of gum vein, tight knots and black specks are acceptable within the SELECT grading rules.
What are the important dimensions ?
Overall : 32mm Height x 65mm Width x Various Lengths
Rebate : 10mm Depth x 42mm Width on one side and 8mm Depth x 16mm Width on the other side.
Maximum length available is approximately 4.8 metres (subject to availability).
How should you finish it ? If looking for a natural finish, then a clear lacquer will be fine; or you can use a stain to achieve your desired colour then use a clear lacquer to finish it off.
If wanting to paint, we suggest using the cheaper priced Pine version of the same rail.
Speak to your local paint retailer for more info.