Treated Poles & Pilings

American Pole & Timber can supply any size post, pole, or piling you may require. Most of our supply is Southern Yellow Pine because of its excellent properties of strength versus cost and it acceptance of various levels of treatments to meet your project requirements. Our Product Consultants will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Large and Small Poles, Pilings, & Posts


American Pole & Timber poles and pilings come treated or untreated and “wet” or kiln dried. They are used in applications ranging from utility poles, to house pilings and columns, to retaining wall pilings, to pole barn poles, to sign poles. You can also take advantage of our custom manufacturing services to get exactly the length, cut, or shape you need. We can supply any size or class pole you need. See details about dimensions, weights, and treatment levels.

All American Pole & Timber poles and pilings treated .60 pcf or greater are kiln dried before treating to ensure maximum penetration of the preservative. Contact us online or call us at 800-716-0636 to discuss your needs.

Benefits of Building with Poles & Pilings


  • Poles and Pilings have long life spans due to reduced heartwood exposure.
  • They can be sanded, stained, or painted to match existing decor.
  • Poles and Pilings are stronger and suffer less warping than dimensional timbers.
  • Long life span and superior strength make them very cost effective.
  • American Pole & Timber can produce solid NO-TAPER Gun Barrel pilings.
  • Polyshield Wood Coating can significantly increase the longevity of any pole or piling.

Large Pole & Piling Size Chart

All sizes available in any treatment level – .40, .60, .80, 2.5 pcf. Call (800) 716-0636.


Size*8'10'12'14'16'18'20'
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Size*25'30'35'40'45'50'55' +
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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 Poles, Pilings & Posts

Great for docks, piers, fences, barns, and utility poles

We supply a giant range of treated poles, pilings and posts. Our posts and poles are used for projects from marine construction such as piers, docks, bulkheads and retaining walls to farm and ranch fence or utility poles. Any treatment is available and we ship nationwide and beyond. We can also pre-drill, pre-cut, or customize poles to your specifications.

All sizes available in any treatment level – .40, .60, .80, 2.5 pcf. Call (800) 716-0636.


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

Kiln Drying for Longevity - Before Treatment


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

Kiln drying pulls excess moisture from the post or 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 post), especially considering the fact that the pre-drying will effectively double the life of a post used for a fence. Contact us online to ask about pre-drying poles.

Polyshield® Coated Wood for Ultra Protection & Longevity


Get the most life from your poles and pilings with our amazing poly wood coating, a protective polymer coating engineered for use on wood. The special poly wood coating bonds to wood creating a protective barrier that is impenetrable by marine borers or termites.

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. A fence built using treated posts zone coated with poly coated wood will NOT rot at the ground line.

Gun Barrel Pilings & Poles:

Solid No-Taper Poles Up to 52 Feet Long!


Gun Barrel pilings are solid uniform diameter pilings (and poles) available in lengths up to 52 feet. Gun Barrel pilings and poles are used as construction pilings, poles, and columns in applications where structural integrity and aesthetics are important. Gun Barrel pilings make impressive columns, are structurally superior to comparably sized square timbers, and are available in lengths up to 52 feet. They can be used treated or untreated, depending on your project. Learn more about Gun Barrel poles.

Call our experienced product consultants at 800-716-0636 to discuss posts and poles for your project. Contact us online.

Utility Companies Using Poly Coating Wraps


Utility companies benefit from the amazing polymer coating with savings of labor and materials costs. The benefits of poly coated poles for a utility company are simple.

Poly wood coating Ground Line Zone Coating for Utility Poles:

  • Prolongs the useable life of the pole.
  • Prevents the need for wrapping the pole in the future – saving material and labor cost.
  • Assures environmental protection.
  • Is applied at our product facility – no on site labor is required.
  • Can be drilled or cut if necessary.

Polyshield coated wood also assures environmental protection because it prevents the leaching of the chemicals used for treating the wood into the surrounding soil or water.

Helpful Definitions


Pole – defined by its 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.

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

American Pole & Timber Quality and Service


Buying materials from American Pole & Timber means you will build with the best materials and our custom manufacturing capabilities provide you with more options for designs and solutions. Our capabilities are your capabilities.

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