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Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Pine (Pinus Sylvestris) is very popular for a number of reasons, pine is very versatile wood, the timber works easily to give an excellent finish although the finish achieved can depend on the number of knots and the quality of the grade used.

Pine is used typically for windows, doors, internal joinery products, decking & many construction related products. The timber finishes extremely well and takes most stains, lacquers and paints. Pine suits most application within the home whether the look is traditional or contemporary.

Our company policy is to purchase all of our timber from sustainable sources throughout Finland and Sweden.

American White Oak (Quercus alba)

Oak remains a very popular choice of hardwood due to its textured grain and strength properties.

A typical application used for furniture construction, joinery, windows, doors, floors and internal mouldings. Oak is rarely painted due to the beautiful grained appearance when machined. Oak can be greatly enhanced by applying clear vanish or lacquers to enhance the beauty of the timber.

American White Oak can be supplied in various grades from prime grade with the occasional small knot to knotty character grade.

Typical moisture contact when working with joinery materials tends to between 8 to 10%. Stable for internal applications, however care must be taken when using in areas with higher moisture levels.

Ash (Fraxinus Americana)

Ash is really popular in modern homes. The pale colour of Ash gives a contemporary look and really complements an unfussy room layout. Ash is an excellent wood to work with as it is durable but also flexible and popular among craftsmen for its great machining qualities. It bonds well with glue and other adhesives and works with nails well.

Heartwood is a light to medium brown colour, Sapwood tends to be beige or light brown. The grain has a medium to coarse texture and is mostly straight,  Ash is also not resistant to insect attach. Ash is used for flooring, general joinery baseball bats however it is used widely for hand tools.

Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)

It is found in the rain forests of West & central Africa, Sapele is much harder than American or African Mahogany its working qualities are it works fairly well, however the interlock grain can sometimes be troublesome. It is very important when machine to be cutting at the correct angle. It takes screws, nails well.

The material is excellent when varnished or lacquered. Heartwood is a golden to dry reddish brown colour, heartwood ranges from moderately durable to very durable. Sapele is commonly exported & important African wood species. It has been used as a substitute to African mahogany.

Beech (Fogus Sylvatita)

Beech is in the family of native to temperate Europe, Asia & North America. Mature beech trees grow to a height of more than 40m and develop a huge domed crown. The bark is smooth, thin & grey. Beech timber is used for a variety of purposes, furniture, tool handles, sports equipment & doors.

European beech heartwood is very pale pink to brown, it is common practice to steam the timber which turns the timber to a reddish brown. Beech is straight grained machines very well with excellent bending properties.

Maple (Acer saccharum)

Maple is found mainly in Canada and Eastern USA, Maple is hard and strong straight grained fine textured timber. Heartwood is light reddish to brown, sapwood is lighter in colour.

Typical applications are flooring, furniture, kitchen cabinets, table tops, internal joinery applications, timber mouldings and doors.

Hard Maple dries slowly and is liable to shrinkage; the timber can also be prone to movement, timber machines well with excellent polishing and lacquering results.

Thermowood

Thermowood has become the trade name for the trend mainly in softwood timbers, Spruce & Pine to have the structure & properties of the material changed by heat treating the material.

It has been known for many years burning the surface of wood will make the material more durable & less likely to move, commercially achieving this has been the challenge.

Today, Thermowood (trade name only) is recognised as the market leader & is commercially used in a lot of external application including cladding installations.

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Western Red Cedar

A Cedar tree can grow up to 70 metre in height and can be 3-4 metres in the trunk diameter. The soft reddish to brown timber has a tight straight grain; it is valued for its appearance and aroma.

Western Red Cedar, as long been recognised as the timber of choice for external claddings and Louvres.

Cedar offers low density and shrinkage factors with exceptional thermal values. Cedar is easy to work, taking glues & finishes well. One of the reasons cedar is widely used it contains natural preservatives that resists moisture decay and insect damage.

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Siberian larch

Siberian Larch: (Clarix Sibiria) is a frost hardy tree native to Western Russia, it is a medium size to large coniferous tree reaching 20-50 metres tall with a trunk up to 1 metre diameter, because of the tree rot resistance larch wood is especially valuable for posts, cladding & window sections. It is also grown in Canada with a small amount also grown in Northern United States. It is faster growing than many other coniferous trees.

Siberian Larch is one of the heaviest coniferous trees in the Northern hemisphere & with the tree growing in the freezing climates of Siberia this is characterized by a high degree of strength & durability by growing in a cold environment the density is greater.

European Oak (Quercus Petraea / Robur)

European Oak is supplied in many grades with FAS being most widely using for many joinery products. The timber is clear straight grained planks, including some knots, shake and sap is a part of each board.

General: The heartwood is light to biscuit colour mostly straight grained, can have some cross grain depending on the growing conditions.

European Oak has very good steam bending classification but can have some blue stain; the hearwood is durable however the sapwood is permeable.

Grades range from Prime Square edged to FAS & character grade, moisture average between 12 to 13%.

Accoya

Accoya is traditional wood modified at molecular level. Accoya starts it life as a fast growing radiate pine lumber, the wood is modified using only naturally occurring wood components, this allows the wood to be modified to its core. Acetylation changes wood at the molecular level & durability is achieved by stopping the rot fungi from digesting wood, not by killing them with toxins.

The modified wood ends up as Accoya and is supplied in a number of grades from A1 (top grade) to lower grading A3 timber is supplied in a variety of size typically up to 6.0 length finger jointed.

Accoya machines easier than most regular timbers, requires no special tools to cross cut, rip, plane or drill. Most recently Accoya has been achieving outstanding results from coating as external cladding,. Accoya wood superior dimensional stability makes the product the ideal timber to use for windows & external coated claddings.

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