Hardwoods

See below for our extensive range of high quality hardwoods available

American


 

American White Oak

White Oak

Varying in colour from a pale, yellow/brown, sometimes with a pinkish tint, quite similar to European Oak. Tends to be fairly straight grain.

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American Black Walnut

Black Walnut

The heartwood varies in colour from a rich dark brown to a purplish-black. The sapwood is usually narrow and a pale brown.

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American Ash

Ash

The colour varies from almost white in the sapwood to light brown and reddish brown in the heart.
 
 
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American Red Oak

Red Oak

Colour varies from pink to pale reddish-brown. Mostly straight grained with quite coarse texture.
 
 
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American Tulipwood

Tulipwood

Generally light in colour, the sapwood whitish, usually wide, the heartwood varying from grey to white to light brown.

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American Cherry

Cherry

The colour varying from a warm, reddish brown in the heartwood, to the sapwood which is pinkish.
 
 
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American Maple

Maple

The colour is creamy white, with the heartwood being pinkish with fine darker lines. The timber is straight grained and fine textured.

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American Elm Red

Elm (Red)

The heartwood is reddish brown with the sap being lighter. Usually straight grained, quite, coarse textured, strong, tough wood.

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European


European Beech Steamed

Steamed Beech

The colour is very pale pinkish-brown, it is often steamed which makes it darker. It is usually straight grained and fine textured.

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European Beech

Beech

The colour is very pale pinkish-brown, it is often steamed which makes it darker. It is usually straight grained and fine textured.

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European Oak

Oak

The heartwood is yellowish-brown, the sapwood a little lighter. Usually straight grained. When quarter sawn, it shows a silver grain figure.

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European Ash

Ash

The colour is cream to pale brown. The wood is tough and usually straight grained.
 
 
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European Chestnut

Chestnut

The timber is yellowish brown in colour, similar to Oak, but without the silver grain figure.
 
 
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West African


West African Sapele

Sapele

The heartwood is medium to dark reddish brown when dried with a distinctive dark stripe.
 
 
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West African Idigbo

Idigbo

Colouring is pale yellow to light brown, mainly straight grained. Similar to oak in appearance.
 
 
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West African Iroko

Iroko

Colouring is golden brown. The texture is fairly coarse , the grain is often interlocking. A hard , strong, very durable timber.

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West African Koto

Koto

Colouring is creamy white. The grain is interlocking, texture is moderately coarse. Often used as a substitute for beech.

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West African Mahogany

Mahogany

The heartwood varies from light to a dark, reddish brown. The grain is straight to interlocking. Usually of medium texture.

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West African Obeche

Obeche

The timber is creamy white to pale yellow. The texture is fine and even, the grain is often interlocked.
 
 
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West African Utile

Utile

Colouring is pinkish brown to deep red brown, similar to Sapele but without the stripe, part of the same family.
 
 
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West African Walnut

Walnut

The colour is golden brown, with dark streaks; it is part of the mahogany family and similar to African mahogany.

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Far Eastern


Far Eastern Meranti

Meranti

Colouring is medium to dark red brown, with resin streaks. It has an interlocking grain and is quite coarse in texture.

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