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Marine Kayak

We stock a large range of products directed at the Marine industry

Teak Solid Timber

  • Genuine Burmese Teak
  • FEQ (First European Quality) and SuperPrime grades available
  • Crown and Quarter cut available
  • Widths from 100 to 300mm by 25 to 75mm thick

Teak Decking

  • Genuine Burmese Teak
  • Quarter cut
  • SuperPrime grade, suitable for super yachts
  • Available ex-stock in selected sizes/profiles
  • Custom profiles can be machined to order for boatloads


  • Available with a Paperback or pressed onto Plywood
  • Matched to Solid Timber samples
  • Can source both Veneer and Solid Timber from the same mill for consistency
  • Sourced from a range of world-wide suppliers
  • Marquetry and Special layups available

BS1088 Plywoods

  • Range of thicknesses
  • Minimal core gaps Yellow Cedar
  • Very durable timber
  • Stable
  • Commonly used by major marine manufacturers in New Zealand

Yellow Cedar

  • Very durable timber
  • Stable
  • Commonly used by major marine manufacturers in New Zealand

Finger-jointed Cedar

  • Ideal for plugs for hull and deck moulds
  • Ideal for cleats, etc
  • Great for hidden forming work
  • Cheaper than Cedar clears
  • 6.3M Lengths

Malaysian Kauri

  • Stable
  • Lightweight
  • Takes a marine glue well
  • Commonly used 

European Beech


No clear distinction between heartwood and sapwood by colour, which varies from cream to pink/red depending on the amount of steaming the timber is given. The wood is typically straight grained with a fine, even texture but varying in density according to the locality of growth.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Get a Quote
Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica
Origin: Europe


Certifications Available::
Seasoning: Dries fairly rapidly but tends to warp, twist, check and split. Steaming, which reduces the tension in the timber, is normally introduced. This process however colours the timber to the pink/red.
Working Qualities: Works well and is capable of good smooth surfaces. Good turning and is very suitable for steam bending. Glues, stains and polishes satisfactorily.
Uses: General utility timber for interior joinery, finishing and cabinet-making. Used extensively in Europe for domestic woodware, tool handles and flooring. Produces good veneer.
Price (1-10): 3


Availability: Available ex-stock in Random Widths in 25, 40, and 50mm thicknesses.
Stocked: Yes


Primary Suppliers: Romea Legnami
Resource Certification: FSC


Durability In Ground: Perishable/Non Durable
Durability Above Ground: Perishable/Non Durable


Density Air Dry: 640 - 690 kg/m2


Shrinkage Radial: More than 5.0% %
Shrinkage Tangental: More than 8.0% %


Stability Kiln Dry: Stable
Stability Green: Very prone to shrinkage

Mechanical Properties

Janka Hardness: 5.7 kN
Modulus of Rupture: 108 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 10 GPa
Max Crush Strength: 52 MPa

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