Wood in Marine

Marine Kayak

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

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 

American Black Walnut

COMMON APPLICATIONS
Decking
Decking
Decking
Decking
Decking
Decking

Walnut is a tough, hard timber of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing strengths and low stiffness. The sapwood of walnut is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. Walnut is usually supplied steamed, which darkens the sapwood, but a very unique look can also be achieved by leaving it natural. The wood is generally straight grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure. The dark heartwood will lighten in colour as it ages overtime with exposure to UV light. 

Properties: Walnut is tough, hard timber of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing strengths and low stiffness. It works easily with hand and machine tools, and nails, screws and glues well. It holds paints and stains well and can be polished to an exceptional finish. it performs best when dried slowly, reducing the oppurtunity for degrade. Walnut has good dimensional stability.

Durability: Rated as very resistant to heartwood decay, it is one of the most durable woods even under conditions. 

Get a Quote
Botanical Name: Juglans nigra L
Other Names: Black Walnut
Origin: North America

General

Seasoning: Dries slowly with a tendency to honeycomb.
Working Qualities: Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tear out can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain. Glues, stains, and finishes well, (though walnut is rarely stained). Responds well to steam bending.
Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, architectural interiors, floors, gunstocks, interior paneling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects and novelties.
Price (1-10): 7

Availability

Availability: Stocked in Random Width 25mm and 50mm thick boards.
Stocked: Yes
Grade Description: Prime A North American grade for a board to provide 83.3% (10/12ths) clear cuttings of either 3" x 7' or 4" x 5'. This means that defects such as knots, splits and wane are permitted, but in small quantities. Suitable for furniture and joinery.

Supply

Primary Suppliers: Cole Hardwoods, Baillie Lumber

Durability

Durability Above Ground: Moderately Durable

Density

Density Air Dry: 660 kg/m3

Shrinkage

Shrinkage Radial: 5.5% %
Shrinkage Tangental: 7.8% %

Stability

Stability Kiln Dry: good dimensional stability

Mechanical Properties

Janka Hardness: 4.5 kN
Modulus of Rupture: 101 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 12 GPa
Max Crush Strength: 52 MPa

Fire

ASTM Flame Spread: 130 - 140

Phone our sales team on (09) 620-0260 or Email us anytime, we'd be happy to help.

Shortcuts
Gallery

Marine Gallery
Get inspired, view some of our examples

Pricelist

Pricelist
View our latest pricelist

Pricelist

Installers
Find a professional to sort it out