Like its much larger oakum cousin, jute twine in this form can be used for caulking small cracks and joints in wood, which can be faster than breaking apart the larger oakum for the same purpose.
Our natural, untreated jute twine is able to readily absorb preservation materials such as linseed oil and/or pine tar. This provides a very effective seal against water ingress and remains flexible even in harsh marine conditions.
Jute, when used as a twine, has a medium tensile strength and is very resistant to sunlight, making it great for gardening, bundling, crafts, and decoration. As a natural fibre, it is fully biodegradable.