Timber Types

We offer a great range of timber types to suit your requirements. Find out more about them below.

Tulip Wood For Interior

(Also known as poplar)
This is an extremely versatile tight grain hardwood; it is an ideal quality moulding timber. Stains or polishes well.
Poplar can be used for a paint finish, as it is free from the grain found in softwood so less “rubbing down” is necessary to obtain a very smooth surface.

Southern Yellow Pine

An excellent timber for using for mouldings as there is a minimal amount of knots.
Can be used internally or externally. Paints, stains or polishes well.
Southern Yellow Pine is from the Southern States in North America and is know to be the hardest, strongest pine in existence.

American White Oak

White Oak is strong, beautiful and similar in colour and appearance to European oak. White oak nails and screws well although pre-boring is advised.
As it reacts with iron, galvanized nails are recommended. Its adhesive properties are variable, but it stains and polishes to a good finish.
Can be used internal or external, very durable.

Walnut

The wood is generally straight-grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure.
This species produces a greater variety of figure types than any other. It is a favoured wood for using in contrast with lighter color woods.
Paints, stains or polishes well.
For internal use

Sapele

Hardwood has a close fine grain, can be used internal or external.
It is excellent for painting or polishing.
Moderate to very durable in regard to decay resistance.
Machines well, with very little sanding to finish.

Accoya

Accoya is becoming increasingly popular as an external timber for its durability with outstanding performance. A treated timber that means it is indigestible to a number of insects and doesn’t need a preservative application when cut or planed. With any timber that is being placed externally, if possible, keep out of direct elements to prolong the life of them. Accoya machines, paints and stains well.

American Ash

It is Pale cream through to greyish brown in colour. Ash generally has a straight grain.
This timber is from the North American Regions. It is an internal timber.
Ash machines, paints and stains well. It is recommended to pre drill before screws and nails when fixing and this can help avoid splitting.

MDF Moisture Resistant

Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) MR popular for internal work. Offered in a few simple profiles left clean ready for painting.

Maple

Maple wood is incredibly strong, looks great, and stains or paints nicely. Light, creamy colour, smooth. Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture. Rated as non-durable. For internal use only.