Maintenance & Wood
Our Product Maintenance & Wood Types
Here at MJC Carpentry & Joinery we offer a wide range of carefully sourced wood and timber types along with the knowhow and ability to maintain the products we offer over time.
The main types of wood we use are:
This comes from Scandinavia (upper Gulf). Joinery quality softwood.
This is generally used for anything from mouldings, windows,
doors etc. However, due to the qualities of this timber,
we would not recommend it for exterior or interior doors
as it will shrink in the summer and swell in the wetter months.
This is Radiata Pine. Sourced from New Zealand & chemically altered
after felling to change its internal structure, it is very stable, it does not shrink or twist and has a guarantee for external use of up to 50 years (subject to decoration of course).
We are accredited users of this product and also can advise on installation/decoration.
A west African hardwood, reddish-brown in colour. It is a durable timber,
used for both internal and external joinery - it accepts both paint and stain readily.
We generally use European Oak. Sourced from France or Eastern Europe.
In either prime joinery grade, Air dried or Green. It is used for any internal
or external joinery, is durable and accepts stain/oils readily.
We also use this for external structures such as Gazebo’s and Pergola’s.
Cherry is a deciduous, attractive hardwood that has a fine, straight grain ranging from reddish brown to blond. Typically used internally for furniture.
An attractive hardwood, Maple is known for its strength and beauty. Two types of maple - hard and soft - offer endless possibilities for both commercial and residential projects used internally for furniture. including new cabinets, doors and flooring. It is the most common wood used for musical instruments.
A fairly dense, hard, heavy wood that resists dents and takes a good polish. It has a moderately high movement in service, so it will warp / expand / contract if moisture content changes. Either Steamed or Un-steamed. Best used for kitchen worktops, drawer boxes and chopping boards.
AMERICAN BLACK WALNUT
Black Walnut wood is a temperate hardwood and used for furniture, cabinets, and musical instruments. We use it predominantly for Kitchen worktops and cabinets.
MDF comes in various varieties - plain, moisture resistant, water proof or veneered in many types of finish or even melamine faced with wood grain finishes. This is used for cabinets, wardrobes, cupboards, skirtings and some architraves.
Regular maintenance of your purpose made product is essential, whether it be an external or internal item.
If we supplied an external item treated and primed or just primed, it is important to complete the decoration process as soon as possible using compatible decorative products and following the directions closely. If you do not complete the decoration or use inappropriate materials, this may invalidate any warranty. If we supplied a completely decorated external product, it is important to regularly check the finish for damage and remedy as soon as possible.
We recommend cleaning the frames and moving components at least twice a year using a mild non-abrasive cleaner on a soft cloth.
Ironmongery or hinges should not be painted unless designed to do so. You should clean them and lubricate them regularly with a light oil or vaseline.
Whether it be a painted door or an oiled piece of furniture, they all need a little TLC. Abrasive cleaners or chemicals should not be used - just an occasional freshen up with another coat of paint or waxing/oiling.
We hope this helps you to keep the joinery we supplied as fresh as possible.