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Wood species and colors

by France Boyer
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Wood is a noble and environmentally-friendly material. Lécopot offers solid, handcrafted dry toilets made from wood, for a sustainable, responsible look.

Responsible materials

The wood we use comes from carefully selected European forests, and our spruce is PEFC-certified.

PEFC is a label that promotes sustainable forest management in environmental, social and economic terms.

We mainly use Douglas fir and pine. But we can have other species temporarily, such as beech.

Our toilets can be chosen to be either raw or varnished. If you opt for a raw version, we recommend that you varnish the toilet yourself to ensure its longevity over time.

The varnishes we use are water-based hard oils or oil-based satin vitrifiers.
(For more details: https://www.lecopot.com/content/6-demarche-qualite)

The different species

Difference between Douglas fir and spruce in untreated and stained finishes

douglas fir
Douglas fir, or Oregon pine, is native to the United States and was introduced to France in the 19th century for reforestation purposes. This resistant wood has a slightly pinkish color. It is highly resistant to outdoor weathering, especially when treated.

Spruce is a mountain species (not to be confused with fir). Both elastic and resistant, it has a light, creamy color.

is a deciduous tree and a widespread species in France. Shock-resistant, it has a pronounced color with natural scratches.

Finishing a beech dry toilet

The type of wood does not affect the life of your toilet, only the decor and ambience of your little corner.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or check out our FAQ on the blog.

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