How to find quality wood?


I live in Toronto and searching for a few structures for a custom section entryway for my old house. As rainy season is approaching, it's better to renovate or rebuild the windows and doors with oak wood. Along these lines, I think a section entryway made up of maple with glass windows will be the reasonable choice for me. I have effectively discovered somebody who offers a windows and doors in Toronto. Be that as it may, before going to them, I have to ensure that the nature of the entryway is great. In any case, Is there any approach to check the nature of the wood ourselves? The edge of my old entryway had surrendered itself. I need a new way to last longer without giving me any anxiety. The house is painted in old fashioned white. What do you folks think?

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 25, 2019

    If I'm understanding you correctly, you want to renovate your entry, have decided to replace the windows and are asking how to test the wood to see if it is sound. If this is correct, the way to test wood is to stick an awl into it in various places. If it goes in easily and the wood is soft or crumbling if it is a hardwood like oak, it will need replacing.

  • Larry miller Larry miller on Jan 25, 2019

    A great place in Barrie, Simcoe building supplies, they do have other items, but they are known for ALL TYPES of wood, big or small, thick or thin, dark or light

    Hope it helps

  • Oliva Oliva on Jan 25, 2019

    Hi, Per,

    Given your Toronto weather, would you consider fiberglass windows from Marvin? Fiberglass, rather than wood would significantly reduce your maintenance on windows. I understand that several better window manufacturers now make fiberglass that resembles wood.