Wood in Marine
We stock a large range of products directed at the Marine industry
- Very durable timber
- Commonly used by major marine manufacturers in New Zealand
- Ideal for plugs for hull and deck moulds
- Ideal for cleats, etc
- Great for hidden forming work
- Cheaper than Cedar clears
- 6.3M Lengths
- Takes a marine glue well
- Commonly used
Taun or Akwa
Taun or Akwa is a hardwood native to south-west Pacific region and is major commercial timber species of solomon islands. The colour of Akwa ranges from pale pinkish-brown to reddish-brown. Akwa can be kiln dried satisfactorily but, air drying is recommended to alleviate degrade.Grain is usually straight but sometimes wavy and texture is medium, slightly uneven and semi-lustrous. It stains uniformly to a colour of choice and has got good moulding and finishing properties. Akwa nails well but, pre-drilling advisable to prevent splitting of the board ends.
Akwa is a very good multi-purpose timber, ideal for general building and construction process including bearers and joists. It is available in large sections which makes an excellent timber for decking, staircases, flooring, boat-building, indoor and outdoor furniture, musical instruments and number of purposes including ribs and planking.
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