Moreover, how are peeler cores made?
How is it made? Peeler cores are produced at veneer mills. The mill peels off the bark, cambium layer, sapwood, and even some of the heartwood to make veneer panels. This leaves virtually no sapwood on the post.
Moreover, should fence posts be set in concrete?
Concrete provides a strong foundation for wooden fence posts, but can rot them more quickly. Setting them in dirt, with or without gravel or crushed rock depending on your soil type, can help the posts last longer before going rotten. You can also use metal fence post anchors to prolong their life.
What are peeler cores used for?
Many people use peeler cores for light fencing, horse and pony events, retaining walls or garden edging. Ours are available singly or in bundles. Typical dimensions of the peeler cores at Renovation Warehouse are 2.6m long and 95mm diameter, although we do get a few varieties in length.
The peeler core post is a byproduct of plywood production. The plywood mills shave off the layers of the tree for the plywood layers, then the rest is sold off to the fence industry. Typically, the remaining portion is the center of the tree, often called heartwood.
Redwood is one of the most widely used wood types for wooden fencing. It is expensive, but it more than compensates for its price with durability, quality, and beauty. It is naturally resistant to rot and insects. It is therefore considered the best wood for fencing.
DuraPost is stronger than both concrete and timber fence posts and is guaranteed to last up to 25 years. Made from galvanised steel, DuraPost doesn’t rot, split, warp, crack or chip and can even withstand winds of up to 110mph! It’s a no brainer if you ask us.