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We source over 20 species of hardwood from four continents and a range of clear grade softwoods from British Columbia.

Combine the species with variables such as grade, thickness and length from our portfolio of products quickly grows into the thousands.

It has always been our aim to import high quality timber to the market and a service to match. We are flexible and adaptable giving our customers a variety when ordering timber. We specialise in selecting timber to specification, providing job specific orders that pay attention to waste factors and detail to the end use.

Alternatively, we can mix and match a range of timbers and sizes for stock or offer competitive prices on full packs and bulk sales.

Western Red Cedar drying in stick

Americans

American Black Walnut

Species Description

Walnut colour varies from a creamy brown to a chocolate brown and can sometimes have a purplish tinge. Walnut finishes beautifully with an excellent decorative appearance due to its outstanding grain, colour and pattern. Grain patterns vary from very plain to highly figured.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining4 out of 5
Ease of fixing3 out of 5
Gluing2 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

American Cherry

Species Description

The heartwood of cherry varies from light pinkish tones to rich reddish brown which will darken on exposure to light. In contrast the sapwood is creamy white. The wood has a fine uniform straight grain, smooth texture, and may naturally contain brown pith flecks and small gum pockets.

Processess
  • Waney Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining5 out of 5
Ease of fixing3 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing3 out of 5

American Hard Maple

Species Description

The sapwood is creamy white with a slight pinkish brown tinge and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. Both sapwood and heartwood can contain pith fleck. The wood has a close fine texture and is generally straight grained, but it can also occur as 'curly’ and 'birds-eye' figured.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness4 out of 5
Machining2 out of 5
Ease of fixing2 out of 5
Gluing2 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

American Red Elm

Species Description

The Heartwood is a light to medium brown with a wild grain interlocked grain pattern. Elm can also include interesting shimmers of green and purples flecks.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining2 out of 5
Ease of fixing4 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

American Tulipwood

Species Description

The heartwood varies from a pale yellowish brown to olive green. Our Tulipwood is a premium grade that has less colour, wider and longer specification and goes through a conditioning process to relax tension. For those reasons we have built a strong customer base with this production for particularly in the high end painted furniture market.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness2 out of 5
Machining5 out of 5
Ease of fixing5 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing5 out of 5

American White Ash

Species Description

The sapwood is light coloured to nearly white and the heartwood varies from pale greyish brown to light brown. The wood is generally bold and straight grained with a coarse uniform texture. The degree and availability of light coloured sapwood, and other properties, will vary according to the growing regions.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining4 out of 5
Ease of fixing4 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

American White Oak

Species Description

The heartwood is light to tan brown in colour and the sapwood a pale cream. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture and similar in appearance to European Oak.

Processess
  • Square Edge
  • Strips
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness4 out of 5
Machining4 out of 5
Ease of fixing4 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

Europeans

European Ash

Species Description

European Ash is similar in appearance to American ash. The sapwood is light coloured to nearly white and the heartwood varies from pale greyish brown to light brown. The wood is generally bold and straight grained with a coarse uniform texture.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining4 out of 5
Ease of fixing4 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

European Oak

Species Description

Golden to medium brown in colour with distinct shiny rays of quarter sawn, European Oak has been widely used for thousands of years. We stock a huge range of European Oak from huge French QBAA Boules to Italian Character Grade strips and English Burr Logs.

Processess
  • Waney Edge
  • Square Edge
  • Strips
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining4 out of 5
Ease of fixing4 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

European Steamed Beech

Species Description

European Beech wood is normally white to pale cream colour but when the steaming process is added to relieve drying stresses it turns to pale pinkish in colour. The wood is fairly hard and has a fine and even texture.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness4 out of 5
Machining3 out of 5
Ease of fixing3 out of 5
Gluing3 out of 5
Finishing3 out of 5

European White Beech

Species Description

European Beech is white to pale cream colour. The wood is fairly hard and has a fine and even texture and contains natural antiseptic properties.

Processess
  • Waney Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness4 out of 5
Machining3 out of 5
Ease of fixing3 out of 5
Gluing3 out of 5
Finishing3 out of 5

African Timbers

Iroko

Species Description

A Golden yellowish brown timber deepening to dark brown. Boards can contain dark streaked markings so colour variance is to be expected. This is a highly attractive and versatile timber that shares many qualities of Teak.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining3 out of 5
Ease of fixing3 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

Sapele

Species Description

The heartwood is a classic reddish-brown colour with a fine interlocking grain. Alternatively to a standard specification Sapele we stock a high quality quarter sawn dimensioned strip. As sole distributors into the UK we have built a strong customer base for companies looking to save on labour and waste costs coupled with a superior product.

Processess
  • Square Edge
  • Strips
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining3 out of 5
Ease of fixing3 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

Utile

Species Description

The heartwood is a classic reddish-brown with a purplish hue. A fine and unremarkable grained timber with a uniform texture. Regarded as the finest choice in true mahogany substitutes.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining3 out of 5
Ease of fixing3 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

Wenge

Species Description

This exotic timber is a very dark brown, almost black but it can contain hints of a caramel streak. Mixed grain and a very course texture.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness5 out of 5
Machining2 out of 5
Ease of fixing2 out of 5
Gluing3 out of 5
Finishing2 out of 5

Zebrano

Species Description

This interesting exotic timber is also referred to as Zebrawood because of its distinct strips Dark brown and cream colours with interlocked grain and course texture.

Processess
  • Square Edge
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness5 out of 5
Machining2 out of 5
Ease of fixing3 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5

Softwoods

Douglas Fir

Species Description

This species can be used for high class joinery, feature trusses and structural work. We stock the top grade available from first growth logs, known as Mediterranean Sort. This slow grown virtually knot free timber has a close grain and is a soft yellowish brown colour.

Processess
  • Square Edge
  • Strips
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness2 out of 5
Machining4 out of 5
Ease of fixing3 out of 5
Gluing3 out of 5
Finishing3 out of 5

Siberian Larch

Species Description

This timber has a straw yellow colour with a strong grain pattern. The trees are very slow-grown due to the extreme climate, resulting in tight growth rings and fine grain. When used as cladding, Siberian larch is particularly ideal for really exposed elevations or areas where there is likely to be physical damage.

Processess
  • Strips
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness3 out of 5
Machining4 out of 5
Ease of fixing2 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing3 out of 5

Western Red Cedar

Species Description

Western Red Cedar is a species with a variety of colours from light pinks to dark chocolate browns. It has a mixture of grain patterns from very close and straight to wild and open. Our Cedar is a selected clear grade containing minimal knots, perfect for cladding of garden buildings, large residential and commercial projects, fencing and decking.

Processess
  • Strips
Workability
Workability
TypeValue
Hardness1 out of 5
Machining4 out of 5
Ease of fixing4 out of 5
Gluing4 out of 5
Finishing4 out of 5