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Wood Poles & Pilings Options & Information


American Pole & Timber stocks the largest range of structural timber products available and if we don't have what you need, we will make it -- and ship it anywhere. 

Our wood poles and pilings come treated or untreated, and “wet” or kiln dried. They can be sanded, stained, or painted to match existing decor. You can take advantage of our custom manufacturing services to get exactly the length, cut, or shape you need. Polymer wood coating can significantly increase the longevity of any pole or piling.

Pressure Treated Poles & Pilings Nationwide


Cost-effective Longevity: The Benefits of Treating Wood

Treated Lumber is Stronger and Lasts Longer

Pressure treated wood has a longer life span due to reduced heartwood exposure. Its also stronger and suffers less warping than dimensional timbers. Long life span and superior strength make treated wood very cost effective.

Kiln Drying Wood Before Treatment

The most common failure of wood poles is rot and decay at the ground line. By kiln drying your poles before they are treated, we significantly increase the life of your project.

Kiln drying pulls excess moisture from the pole, allowing the pressure treatment to fully penetrate the wood. The additional cost of this service is minimal (usually less than $1 for a 4″ Top x 8 ft pole), especially considering the fact that kiln-drying will effectively double the life of a pole used in the ground.

All of our poles and pilings treated .60 pcf or greater are kiln dried before treating to ensure maximum penetration of the preservative.

Learn More About Treated Lumber Products

Large Pole and Piling Size Chart

All sizes available in any treatment level – .40, .60, .80, 2.5 pcf.

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*Poles taper approximately 1″ in diameter per ten feet of length
*All sizes and lengths can be treated to .40, .60, .80, or 2.5 pcf

Small Treated Pole Size Chart

All sizes available in any treatment level – .40, .60, .80, 2.5 pcf.

Size*6.5'8'10'12'14'16'18'20'25'
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*Poles and posts taper approximately 1″ in diameter per ten feet of length

Gun Barrel Pilings® -- Uniform Strength & Appearance


gun barrel pilings on trailer

42 feet long Gun Barrel Pilings heading to a project across the country.

Uniform Diameter Solid Wood Pilings Up to 52 Feet Long!

Gun Barrel Pilings® are solid, uniform-diameter pilings or polesThey are used for construction poles and columns in applications where structure and aesthetics are important. They have no taper, are structurally sound (stronger than square), and can be manufactured in lengths up to 52 feet. They can be treated or remain untreated.

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Long Lasting Polymer Coated Poles

Use Polyshield® Protective Wood Coating for Ultra Protection


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polymer coated pilings supporting a pier

Get the most life from your poles and pilings with our amazing wood coating, a protective polymer coating engineered for use on wood. The special coating bonds to wood, creating a protective barrier that is impenetrable by marine borers or termites. It also assures environmental protection because it prevents the leaching of the chemicals used for treating the wood into the surrounding soil or water.

Engineers and contractors offer poly coated wood to set them apart as offering a product no one else can offer. It is a cost-effective value-add upgrade for customers, creating a product that will last virtually forever. For utility companies, the benefits of saving labor and material costs are immense.

Learn More About Polymer Coated Wood

Rotted Pilings Repair


The SnapJacket piling replacement system permanently eliminates wood-boring creatures and turns your weakened wood piling into a stronger cement one.  When you choose the Snapjacket rotted piling repair system, you are left with an impenetrable barrier to marine organisms and that’s why it lasts 50+ years.

  • Easy to install
  • Retrofit
  • 25 Year Warranty
  • Extends the structural life of the wood.
  • Circumvent extensive repair costs.
  • Eco-Friendly

Available in 10, 12, 14, and 16-inch diameters, the SnapJacket will fit around most marine piles.  Snapjacket is the toughest & longest lasting solution to preserve, repair, and protect rotted marine pilings.

Never Change Your Pilings Again


Ecopile vinyl pilings eliminates the hassle of having to constantly replace pilings weakened by weathering, fungal, and wood-boring.  Since the piling is a vinyl-composite, the typical natural weathering causes that affect pilings are nonexistent.  Additionally, Ecopile vinyl pilings are maintenance free, impact resistant, and protected by a limited 25-year warranty.  That is why Ecopile pilings can last upwards of twice what traditional wood pilings

  • Boat friendly
  • Cost effective
  • Maintenance free
  • UV resistant
  • IR resistant
  • 100% recyclable
  • 100% free of leaching chemicals
  • 100% resistant to wood-boring organisms

Due to the fact that PVC does not wear down in the water, we offer a 25-year warranty on the Ecopile. Theoretically, the Ecopile should last a lifetime and then some.

Additional Information


Pole vs. Piling

Poles are defined by their particular structural installation. If the pole is set with the butt (large end) in the ground, such as a utility pole or barn pole, it is referred to as a pole.

Pilings are also defined by the installation. Pilings are driven into the ground with the tip (small end) first.

FSC Certified® and SFI® Materials

To meet LEED and other “green” construction standards, we are certified to supply FSC® and SFI® approved wood products per your specifications.

Treatment Options

We offer multiple treatment options:

  • CCA -- most effective for marine & foundation applications
  • CA -- ground contact & above ground applications
  • MCA -- lighter color, for ground contact & above ground applications
  • Creosote Poles -- utility poles & industrial applications
  • Penta Treated -- utility poles & industrial applications
  • Need something else? Just ask.

Call our experienced project consultants at (800) 716-0636