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KDAT Brown Treated Lumber

Why buy dry?

Kiln Dried After Treatment – or KDAT – refers to a process that removes excess moisture from pressure treated lumber. Kiln drying the lumber after treatment helps to improve its performance and stability, as it minimizes the natural characteristics of wood to shrink, cup and warp. Wood is a porous material that absorbs moisture from the environment through precipitation and humidity. 

Take the benefits of kiln dried lumber (KDAT) a step further with MicroPro MCA Brown treated wood, which provides rich and natural wood tones along with added durability and protection. The MicroPro MCA Brown treated wood from Northern Crossarm Co. is Southern Yellow Pine that has been kiln dried and then treated with a rich brown coating that will give outdoor projects a finished look at no extra cost (vs. treated green version)!

KDAT (Kiln Dried After Treatment) Benefits

  • Lighter weight
  • Easier to handle
  • More resistant to warping and twisting
  • Easier to saw and plane
  • Easier to paint or stain
  • KDAT improves the holding power of nails and screws

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