I am often asked what meranti and cedar looks like when finished. Here is a photo. Cedar is on top, and when stained has a really lovely grain come up and through. Meranti is usually a little redder (but can range in colour tones from near white, to almost yellow) and has a finer, more sinewy grain. Cedar also varies quite a lot in colour tone, from yellows, reds, and reddy brown. Cedar is a soft timber and you can easily dent it or push your fingernail into the timber. Meranti is much harder.
Probably about 70% of our manufactured windows and doors are in cedar, followed by meranti with about 25% and then a very small percentage is a variety of other timbers like oak, blackbutt, kapur, jarrah etc.
Every year it, work becomes crazy busy as orders increase, and time runs out. here is a photo I’ve taken this morning giving an idea how little room we have to move at the moment in the factory.
Today we went on site to glaze some windows we had manufactured earlier.
all western red cedar, and in the pics below you can see corner window with silicon join glass.
Making arched frames. Considerable time and effort is made on each arch, here we have some being glued up.
A few random photos of things going on.
Yesterday i had to empty the sawdust bins, which had completely overflowed.
If you have never cleaned up massive piles of sawdust, I suggest you try it just so you know you should avoid it.
I’ve been pretty slack posting new bits n pieces up.
too much to do!
A nice job today, removing old glass, colonial bars, transoms, mullions, sashes and so on. replaced with 10.38 laminate glass for a stronger and safer result, and with a much fuller view to the river (west lakes).