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  • Tallowwood | Monaro Timber & Joinery

    Tallowwood The heartwood of this species ranges in colour from pale to dark yellow-brown, with occasional tinges of olive green. Sapwood is a whitish colour. The texture of tallowwood timber is moderately coarse, generally with interlocked grain. Unusually for a eucalypt species, tallowwood is free of gum veins. Figure is lacking but the timber possesses a distinctive lustre and ‘greasy’ appearance. Tallowwood timber products exhibit exceptional durability in both in-ground and aboveground applications, where life expectancy is greater than 25 and 40 years, respectively. Although tallowwood is highly resistant to decay and will withstand damp and wet conditions quite well, its sapwood is susceptible to lyctid borer (powder post beetle) attack. ​ Recommended uses: Historically, tallowwood has been used for bearings, mallet heads, mauls, wheel spokes, and tool handles. Current engineering applications include wharf and bridge construction (as sawn and round timber), railway sleepers, cross-arms, poles, piles and mining timbers. Construction uses range from unseasoned framing to dressed timber cladding, internal and external flooring, linings and joinery. Tallowwood is also used in fencing, landscaping, and the construction of retaining walls. Decorative uses include outdoor furniture, turnery and joinery. Other applications include boat building, the construction of coaches, carriages and agricultural machinery, and structural plywood. Out of gallery

  • Merbau | Monaro Timber & Joinery

    Merbau The attractive yellow-orange brown hue of freshly cut heartwood deepens or reddens with ageing. This contrasts markedly with the merbau sapwood, which is white, pale yellow or buff coloured. If left untreated, the sapwood is susceptible to lyctid borer attack. Beyond that, merbau is quite resistant to termites and seasons well with kiln or air-drying, exhibiting only a low degrade and very little shrinkage or movement. The grain of merbau can vary but it is usually interlocked or wavy, with a coarse but even texture, often prized for its attractiveness on backsawn material. It will finish well with paint, stain, and polish although gum bleed is a possibility. ​ Recommended uses: Merbau spans a variety of uses in the fields of engineering, construction, marine and furnishings, both for the indoors and outside. It has been utilised for infrastructure projects including cross arms, bridge building, piles, sleepers, posts, wharves and mining timbers. In the construction context merbau is used in framing, decking, treads and other general needs. Many boats, particularly the decks, are made of merbau, as are a variety of vats, musical instruments and tool handles. As a furniture material merbau is prominent in outdoor settings and barbeque trolleys, as well as being valued for turning, paneling, joinery, shop fitting, cabinet making, parquet flooring, carving, veneer, counter and bench tops. Out of gallery

  • 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. ​ Recommended uses : joinery, flooring, boating ​​ Out of gallery

  • Silver Ash - QLD | Monaro Timber & Joinery

    Silver Ash Queensland Silver Ash is a medium-sized tree which grows up to 35m high with a 1m diameter. It has a slim trunk and the bark is about 15mm thick, fairly smooth or finely warted. the heartwood is very pale yellow and not distinct from the sapwood. Texture medium and even with grain variable. ​ Recommended uses: joinery, flooring, cladding, decking and boating​ ​ Out of gallery

  • Rosewood | Monaro Timber & Joinery

    New Guinea Rosewood Rosewood is a hardwood native to South-East Asia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Sabah, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. Some trees of the species grow very highly figured burrs, which are given the name 'Ambonya wood' from the Indonesian island of Ambon, and in veneer form are used in the making of furniture. Other uses of the wood include turnery, paneling, guitar-making, and knife handles. The heartwood of rosewood can be either golden brown or a dark blood-red, while the sapwood is pale yellow and up to 60mm wide. The wood is of medium texture and the grain is variable. Freshly cut, the wood has a fragrant odour and is often highly figured: burrs are highly prized in furniture-making. Recommended uses: The attractive appearance of rosewood has made it highly prized for furniture, veneer, turnery, and paneling. It is also used for knife handles and guitar-making. Some trees produce very highly figured burrs, which are used in the European furniture trade under the name 'Ambonya wood'. Out of gallery

  • 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. ​ Recommended uses: decorative veneers, panelling, furniture, joinery and flooring, carving, turning, flooring, boat building and gunstocks ​ Not recommended for: external use Out of gallery

  • Spotted Gum - QLD | Monaro Timber & Joinery

    QLD Spotted Gum Spotted gum is one of Australia’s premium native hardwoods with a striking appearance and a high degree of natural durability and strength, making it an ideal timber for a variety of structural, exterior and interior applications. Architects and designers throughout the world value spotted gum timbers for their back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant colour palette. The species referred to as spotted gum vary in appearance but not in durability class or other properties. The heartwood ranges from light brown through to dark red-brown hues. Sapwood is usually white to light brown in colour. The presence of a wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddle-back figure. The wood has a slightly greasy feel, a characteristic that aids machining and boring. Spotted Gum components that are 18mm thick or greater do not require fire retardant treatment for use in construction in bush-fire prone areas. Reccommeded uses: Spotted gum has a long history of use in engineering applications such as wharf and bridge construction, railway sleepers, cross-arms and mining timbers. It is used for a variety of applications, including structural building members, such as posts and poles, and for framing, flooring, lining, decking and cladding. It is also used in boatbuilding and is the primary Australian timber used for the handles of tools and implements that are subject to high impact forces. Spotted gum is a suitable carving and woodturning timber and is used in the manufacture of both indoor and outdoor furniture. Outdoor furniture in spotted gum has consistently won industry awards in Australia and is exported to destinations around the world. Out of gallery

  • Turpentine | Monaro Timber & Joinery

    Turpentine The true wood of this species ranges in colour from deep red to red-brown. Sapwood is distinctively paler, often creamy. The texture of Turpentine timber is fine to medium but often wavy, with interlocked grain. It is relatively free of gum veins. Turpentine is extremely durable in above ground applications, where its life expectancy is in excess of 40 years. In-ground life expectancy ranges from 15 to 25 years. The timber of this species is termite-resistant, and untreated sapwood is immune to lyctid borer attack. ​ Recommended uses: Turpentine is the main Australian species for marine pilings, as its high silica content makes it resistant to Teredinidae marine borers. Other engineering applications include wharf and bridge construction (where turpentine is used as sawn and round timber), railway sleepers, and mining timbers. Construction uses range from general house framing, flooring and decking, to lining and cladding. Turpentine is also used in the construction of plywood, laminated beams and bench tops, joinery and parquetry. Other uses include boatbuilding (knees, gunwales, planking, decking) and the production of oyster stakes, wine casks, mallets, and bearings. ​ Out of gallery

  • Recycled Timber | Monaro Timber & Joinery

    Recycled Timber We supply recycled timber for jobs of all sizes, from the Regatta Point redevelopment in Canberra to a small chopping board project. Every job is different but with our network of recycled timber specialists we can source material suitable for your project. Whether it's flooring, decking, cladding or massive posts and rails, we can acquire a range of sized and species. Recycled timber is sourced from all around the world and can be quite difficult to acquire for certain briefs. It's important to remember that timber in general is not a uniform product in regards to colour and grain pattern and this is especially relevant for recycled products. Availability , lead time and price will vary with each job so for a tailored quote, please send us an email to Recycled Flooring Recycled Flooring Fact Sheet Recycled Posts Recycled Posts Fact Sheet Recycled Cladding Recycled Cladding Fact Sheet Recycled Decking Recycled Decking Fact Sheet Recycled Joinery Recycled Joinery Fact Sheet