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Natural, No Taper, Solid Wood Pilings and Poles
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Gun Barrel Pilings® & Poles

What is a Gun Barrel Piling?

Gun Barrel Pilings are as uniform as square pilings, but stronger, easier to install, and more natural looking!

They give your project refined, uniform lines that regular round pilings simply cannot provide.

When aesthetics are as important as strength, choose Gun Barrel Pilings from American Pole & Timber.

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Refined

No-taper Gun Barrel Pilings®  and poles retain their natural unique wood grains and have a lightly sanded surface for a natural but refined appearance.  Improve the lines and overall appearance of your structures with uniform diameter (no-taper) Gun Barrel Pilings®  or poles.

Boat house project with Gun Barrel Pilings

Exceptional Durability

Gun Barrel Pilings® are excellent choices in or near water.  Treated Gun Barrel Pilings® are less susceptible to attack by termites and marine borers than regular treated square pilings because they have less exposed heartwood.

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Custom Finishings

If no special finish is specified.  Your Gun Barrel poles, pilings, or columns will be delivered "unfinished."  However, we have additional finishing options to make your project one of a kind.

Easier to Design and Install

Better than Square Timbers — Stronger, Cheaper, & Easier to Install

Gun Barrel Pilings® are stronger than square pilings of comparable sizes.  They are also cheaper in most sizes.

Installation of Gun Barrel Pilings® is easier than square timbers especially in application where your pilings must squared to a frame or other structure.  Square pilings must be properly turned so one of their faces is flat against the member to which they will be connected.  Irregular and varying diameters of natural tapers for common poles & pilings makes alignment and matching during installation difficult and lengthy.  Being uniformly round, Gun Barrel Pilings® need no squaring.

Consider that the massive weight of the most house pilings is between 500 and 1,000 pounds each and you will quickly see why avoiding the issue of squaring can save you a great deal of time and effort.

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Gun Barrel Pilings in beach home construction.

Excellent In and Near Water

Gun Barrel Pilings® are excellent choices in or near water.  Treated Gun Barrel Pilings® are less susceptible to attack by termites and marine borers than regular treated square pilings because they have less exposed heartwood.

Additionally, they handle storm surges better than square timbers because the round shape allows quickly moving water to smoothly flow around the pilings with little impact.  Square timbers often develop a low-pressure area on the back-side of the flow which makes them more likely to loosen from the ground thereby weakening the foundation of homes or piers they support — very important in hurricane-prone areas.

Gun Barrel Pilings® deliver all these benefits — stronger, cheaper, and easier to install - while also giving you the uniformity and refined appearance offered by square timbers.

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Gun Barrel Pilings used in pier in Belize.

Interior or Exterior — Any Treatment Level

Just like regular poles and pilings.  Gun Barrel Pilings® and poles can be treated for use in exterior and marine projects or you can use them untreated for interior projects.  Upon request, they can also be kiln dried and ready for stain upon arrival to your job site.  If your Gun Barrel Pilings® are to be used in water, consider having them coated with our special polymer coating which will double their life.

Additionally, you can cut, drill, paint, carve, or otherwise customize and build onto your solid uniform diameter poles.

Finish Options

If no special finish is specified, your Gun Barrel poles, pilings, or columns will be delivered "unfinished".  However, you have additional finishing options to choose from, including:

  • Hand Hewn -- the antique planed-by-hand look
  • Distressed
  • Sanded
  • Stained and/or Painted -- your choice of brand and color
Before Coating After Coating

Before and after polymer coating.

Available in diameters from 5 inches to 20 inches and lengths up to 52 feet, your Gun Barrel poles, pilings, or columns will be made to your specification.
Depending upon the size you need and your location we offer Gun Barrel poles in southern yellow pine, white pine, western red cedar, white cedar, and
oak.

Gun Barrel Pilings® Solid Wood Round

Gun Barrel Pilings® in Oklahoma Zoo

Get Your Custom Quote

Contact us online or call (800) 816-0335 to discuss your project.