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- Walnut - American | Monaro Timber & Joinery
American Walnut American walnut is a medium to large hardwood, native to the eastern regions of North America. Its heartwood ranges from a golden to rich chocolate brown colour, sometimes with narrow streaks of a darker purplish-brown. Sapwood is a distinctive creamy white colour. American black walnut is a fine and generally straight-grained timber, although sometimes it has an attractive wavy or curly grain, giving it a highly decorative figure. Recommended uses: American black walnut is an exceptional cabinet and furniture making timber due to its attractive appearance. The timber is also used for doors, flooring, joinery, mouldings and turnings. In Australia, black walnut is typically available as a veneer and used for paneling and cabinetry.
- White Oak - American | Monaro Timber & Joinery
American White Oak American white oak is a hardwood common throughout the eastern United States. The name 'white oak' encompasses numerous species, eight of which are commercially available as timber. Very similar in appearance and colour to the European oak, American white oak has light-coloured sapwood and a light to dark brown heartwood. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays and more figure than American red oak. It has large distinctive growth rings, and some medullary rays may be present. Reccommended uses: In the United States American white oak is used for a wide variety of purposes, including structural, exterior and interior applications, and in the making of vats for spirits and wine. Due to its interesting and prominent grain pattern and consistency of colour throughout the range of subspecies marketed as American white oak, it is a popular species for flooring, and in Australia is mostly for this purpose and for joinery and furniture.
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- Blackwood - Tasmanian | Monaro Timber & Joinery
Tasmanian Blackwood It is definitely an ‘appearance timber’, with a heartwood that is a rich golden brown. This is sometimes complimented by reddish streaks or a narrow band of darker colour, indicative of the growth rings. The sapwood is much paler in appearance. Blackwood has a medium and even texture. Its grain can either be straight or have a wavy, fiddleback pattern, which is valued for furniture and veneers. Blackwood is easy to work and nails and glues well. A smooth, polished finish can be achieved, making blackwood ideal for furniture. It is also good for steam bending. If the grain is wavy then this may require the planer angle to be adjusted. It is important that safety precautions are taken when sanding blackwood, as the dust can cause irritations. Reccommended uses: decorative veneers, panelling, furniture, joinery and flooring, carving, turning, flooring, boat building and gunstocks Not recommended for: external use
- Rock Maple | Monaro Timber & Joinery
American Rock Maple American hard maple, as the name suggests, is a hard, heavy wood with a fine texture that is high in all strength properties except for stiffness, which is medium. It is a hardwearing timber, making it ideal for flooring applications where there is a high volume of foot traffic, such as gymnasiums or concert halls. It also has a very good steam bending classification. American hard maple is considered to be quite difficult to work with due to its blunting effect. Pre-boring is recommended when nailing or screwing. The timber does not take glue well. When care is taken, the timber machines and turns well, and it can be stained and polished to achieve an extremely attractive finish. : American hard maple is used in a wide range of interior applications such as flooring, panelling, cabinet making, table tops, joinery, stairs, handrails, mouldings and doors. Its hardwearing properties make it ideal for flooring in areas with a high volume of foot traffic. It is also used in boat building and in the construction of musical instruments and skateboards. Reccommended uses
- Blackbutt | Monaro Timber & Joinery
Blackbutt The heartwood ranges from golden yellow to pale brown, although occasionally a slight pinkish colour may be present. The sapwood, which is not always easy to distinguish, is much paler in appearance and is resistant to attack by lyctid borer. Blackbutt has an even texture and generally straight grain making it appealing for interior use applications. Blackbutt can be stained, painted or polished but there can be issues with painting because of its tendency to surface check. The high extractives of mature wood can cause problems with some adhesives, but this is much less of an issue with young regrowth wood. These extractives can also cause staining on painted surfaces exposed to the weather. Blackbutt machines well but is only fair for steam bending Recommended uses: structural, exterior and interior applications as well as cladding, internal and external flooring, decking, joinery, landscaping and furniture. Blackbutt is also used in the manufacture of plywood.
- Blue Gum | Monaro Timber & Joinery
Sydney Blue Gum Sydney Blue Gum is an important general construction timber, particularly in New South Wales. It is widely used for flooring, cladding, fencing, paneling and boat building. Other common applications include landscaping (as garden sleepers), furniture and joinery. The heartwood of the species ranges in colour from dark pink to a reddish brown. Sapwood is distinctly paler. The grain of Sydney blue gum timber is typically straight, with occasional interlocking of grain. Texture is moderately coarse and gum veins are common. Sydney blue gum is a moderately durable timber with a life expectancy for in-ground applications of between eight and 15 years. Untreated sapwood is susceptible to Lyctid borer attack. Reccommended uses: flooring, cladding, fencing, panelling and boat building, furniture and joinery
- Huon Pine | Monaro Timber & Joinery
Huon Pine Huon pine trees grow very slowly requiring about five hundred years to reach the size at which the trunk could be sawn into timber. Huon pine timber is pale coloured from light straw to rich golden however fresh wood surfaces darken after contact with air and sunlight. It is a light, soft and very fine textured wood which is very easy to saw, chisel, plane, turn or sand. Timber quality ranges from straight grained to figured including birds eye effect. Because the wood is naturally very durable logs can weather to silver-grey in situ but remain sound inside a five mm skin for hundreds of years.
- Cambia | Monaro Timber & Joinery
Cambia The Cambia thermal modification process uses high heat to improve its dimensional stability and decay resistance giving it a rick brown colour. Cambia products are more dimensionally stable and less prone to cup, warp and twist. Cambia does not contain any toxic chemicals. Reccommended uses: Flooring, furniture, decking, cladding, joinery
- Danish Beech | Monaro Timber & Joinery
Danish Beech A common European hardwood, Danish Beech is a popular choice of timber for a wide variety of purposes. The Heartwood of European Beech is a pale yellow/brown colour and the colour of the Sapwood is very similar and often hard to distinguish. European Beech timber has a generally straight grain, a fine texture. Danish Beech timber is easy to work and responds well to most finishes and polishes and as such is widely used here in Australia and in Europe. This timber is also known as EuropeanBeech. : joinery, flooring, boating Reccommended uses