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 

AUS Blackwood (Tasmanian)


The heartwood ranges in colour from a lustrous golden-brown to reddish-dark brown with a fairly dark brown zone marking the growth rings. The grain is usually straight but may be interlocked or wavy and the texture is medium and even. The wavy grain produces a beautiful fiddle-back figure. The timber has good bending properties, but the lengths available are reasonably short.

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: Acacia melanoxylon
Other Names: Australian Blackwood
Origin: Australia
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Certifications Available::
Seasoning: Dries fairly easily and without undue degrade, although there is some tendency to cupping.
Working Qualities: The timber works fairly easily but cutting edges must be kept sharpened for end grain working. A reduction of cutting angle to 20┬║ is usually beneficial in planning and moulding, particularly when curly grain is present. It can be screwed and nailed well but gluing properties are often variable. It finishes well and takes an excellent stain and polish.
Uses: Fine furniture, shop fitting, cabinets, gun stocks, musical instruments and decorative veneer.
Price (1-10): 7


Stocked: Yes


Durability Above Ground: Moderately Durable


Density Air Dry: 625 - 670 kg/m3


Shrinkage Radial: 1.5 - 3.6 %
Shrinkage Tangental: 4.0 - 4.5 %


Stability Kiln Dry: Very Stable
Stability Green: Stable

Mechanical Properties

Modulus of Rupture: 129 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 14 GPa
Max Crush Strength: 14 MPa


NZAS lgnitability: 13
NZAS Flame Spread: 9
NZAS Heat Evolved: 5
NZAS Smoke Developed: 3

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