What are typical wood characteristics?
Wood is a natural and sustainable raw material. During the growth process each tree develops it’s own characteristic features. Typical wood features such as branches and grains make each piece of wood a genuine one of a kind. The distinctive natural features are deliberately accepted and do not constitute a defect.
Should I paint the wood?
No, you do not need to paint the wood. The wood used in our climbing frames is impregnated and therefore weatherproof.
Why high-pressure treated wood for climbing frames?
Wickey deliberately choses pressure-treated wood because of the many advantages compared to natural wood. The child- and environmentally friendly pressure-treated wood is also used in professional, public areas.
- No tedious sanding and annual painting
- Increases the life of the wood
- Protects against weathering, rot, mildew and fungi
- No expensive coating colour needed
- Saves time, effort and money
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Solid spruce and pine wood from Europe give our playground equipment its individual character. As a sustainable material, they offer a natural look and are particularly durable outdoors. We place special emphasis on the responsible use and quality of our wood to ensure that your children can play safely.
Wood from Europe
- Most of our wood comes from domestic forests in southeastern Germany.
- For our playground equipment we use impregnated pine or spruce wood.
- Wickey wood stands for exceptional durability outdoors.
Natural and sustainable cultivation
- We place special emphasis on the quality and responsible use of our wood.
- Our wood grows slowly, which makes it harder and more durable.
- The impregnation makes the wood more durable and is biologically safe for humans, animals and plants.
A living material with optimal fitting accuracy
- It is perfectly normal for the volume of the wood to change due to moisture absorption/drying.
- Because of this, unpack your wood directly and let it dry for at least 2 days before assembly.
- Subsequently, some wooden elements should be pre-drilled by yourself to ensure accuracy of fit and stability.
- We recommend lightly sanding the edges created by the production process. Depending on the surface, choose sandpaper with a rougher or finer grit - light sanding is sufficient.
In our assembly video, you will find many helpful tips for the assembly of your climbing frame!
- Boiler pressure impregnation that protects against environmental factors increases the service life of your playground equipment.
- The wood is therefore particularly easy to maintain, as no additional sanding and painting are required, saving you effort, time and money.
- Due to the mixture of leaking resin and the ingredients of the pressure impregnation, greenish colouration may occur. This is completely harmless.
Immediately unpack the wood and allow it to dry for at least 2 days so that any moisture from the impregnation process is completely gone from the wood. This ensures optimal conditions for the next steps and the longevity of the wood.
- Knots, grains and pith are part of the natural characteristics of wood.
- Cracks with a length of up to ¼ of the sawn timber length and ¼ of the cross-section depth are statically harmless!
- Drying cracks are permissible according to DIN 4074.
Are the wooden parts of your playground equipment showing cracks? Send us a photo via our contact form. Our technical staff will be happy to advise you.
- Superficial white to greenish spots are harmless.
- They are caused by leaking resin and the ingredients of pressure impregnation, which collect on the surface.
- Their appearance will even out over time due to outdoor weathering.
Heavily affected areas can be lightly sanded!
Do you prefer things to be colourful? Choose a colour that is safe for children and the environment, certified according to DIN EN 71 Part 3.