Monte Lake Forest Products - treatment

By: Montelake Forest Products  09-12-2011
Keywords: wood products, forest products

Treating Facility

Monte Lake Forest Products has its own treating facility, allowing us to ensure our products receive the correct amount of treatment.

Our facility includes a covered drying area complete with a cement pad to prevent treatment from falling onto the ground.

The facility also includes a drying / warming tent (heated in the winter), used to dry the wood to an ideal moisture content that will allow the untreated product to accept the correct amount of Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) treatment.


Monte Lake Forest Products uses CCA preservative. Untreated wood posts may fail in as little as a year; our pressure treatment process forces the preservative into the wood's cellular structure to provide a longer lasting, in-depth protection from fungal decay and termites.

MLFP pressure treated products retain all the advantages of wood -- good looks, strength, and workability -- and they are less expensive, longer lasting, and stronger than metal posts.

With MLFP, you can "set them and forget them".


MLFP pressure treated pine posts will stand up to these steadily applied loads (approximate) before breaking.

Diameter Length Load Capacity
2.5" 4' 225 - 250 lbs
4" 4' 915 - 1025 lbs
6" 4' 3080 - 3455 lbs

Meeting Government Environmental Standards

In 2001, the federal government mandated a program to require all treating facilities in Canada to meet strict environmental standards. Monte Lake Forest Products is on schedule to complete this program, which will ensure that the MLFP treating facility is environmentally safe and meets all federal treatment facility standards.

Custom Treating

Monte Lake Forest Products can treat wood products up to 80 feet in length and 6 feet in diameter. If you need custom treating work, MLFP would be pleased to discuss your custom treating requirements.

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Monte Lake Forest Products - dowels

Dowels For custom orders, MLFP can tenon the dowels and the dowels can be used with posts that are pre-drilled with holes to create an impressive all-wood fence. Treated dowels can be used for horse rings, landscape fencing to provide a uniform look, as well as any other use where a more formal look is desired. All of our dowel products are uniform in diameter, blunt at both ends and are available either treated or untreated.


Monte Lake Forest Products - rails

MLFP rails typically come in 2 to 3 inch and 3 to 4 inch diameters -- however, thicker rails can be made to suit custom orders. The untreated rails can be used for corrals or other applications that involve animals. Rails are available in lengths ranging from 10 feet to 16 feet with both ends blunt.


Monte Lake Forest Products - poles

Monte Lake Forest Products poles have a diameter of 6 inches or greater and range in length from 16 feet to 40 feet. Unlike orchard props and grape stakes, the poles are not uniform in their diameter. The poles are blunt at both ends and are available either treated or untreated.


Monte Lake Forest Products - posts

Post Manufacturing ProcessPosts range in diameter from 2 to 3 inch posts up to 5 to 6 inch posts and can be cut to any length, with the most common sizes being 6 foot, 7 foot and 8 foot. The pointed posts have one pointed end and one domed end, with the domed end helping avoid splitting when the post is being driven into the ground. The blunt posts are blunt on both sides and work best when a hole is dug for the post.


Monte Lake Forest Products - props

MLFP orchard props and grape stakes are manufactured to a uniform 2 inch diameter, and range in length from 4 feet to 10 feet, with 6 foot, eight foot and 10 foot being the most common sizes. Props / StakesThe orchard props / grape stakes are always pointed at one end and domed at the other end.


Monte Lake Forest Products - products

In addition to treating our own products we are able to provide custom treating work for other parties. MLFP does not provide a delivery service but we are able to assist you with your shipping needs. Monte Lake Forest Products manufactures an extensive variety of round wood products. All prices are quoted FOB Monte Lake.