These are the timber species we sell. We hope this will help you choose the most suitable wood species for your project.
American White Oak Timber (Quercus Alba) is distinct from Western Europe Oak (Quercus Robur & Petraea). It is generally produced from a smaller log and is less durable than the European variety.
American White Oak Working Properties
American White Oak Physical Properties
American White Oak Durability
American White Oak Main Uses
Sapele timber, predominantly from West Africa, is a reddish-brown hardwood. Although some parts of the Sapele logs will produce straight-grain or ‘quartered’ effect, generally it has a more random grain appearance, thus meaning it is liable to interlocked grain. Interlocked grain spirals around the centre of the tree thus alternating intermittently and causing a ‘rough’ effect, this can generally be reduced if not eliminated by heavy sanding. Sapele is used for numerous mahogany like products, for example conservatories, door frames and solid wood doors, furniture and counter tops.
Sapele Working Properties
Sapele Physical Properties
Sapele Main Uses
American Poplar Tulipwood timber comes from various Eastern States of America. It is often used for kitchen furniture carcasses as it is kiln dried to between about 8-12% av.m.c. and is stable for profiles and mouldings.
It has a soft texture and is predominantly pale cream to light green in colour, and often within each board there will be vivid purple and black colouring. This is not a defect, but should be considered when finishing.
American Poplar / Tulipwood Working Properties
American Poplar / Tulipwood Physical Properties
American Poplar / Tulipwood Durability
American Poplar / Tulipwood Main Uses
American Ash timber is mainly used for interior furniture and joinery, particularly where bending-strength is required. The colour of Ash boards will vary from a white appearance through to brown.
American Ash Working Properties