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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 

European White Oak


The sapwood is 25 to 50mm wide is lighter in colour than the heartwood which is yellowish - brown. The annual rings are clearly marked alternating zones of early - wood consisting of large pores and dense late - wood.

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Botanical Name: Quercus robur, Quercus petraea
Other Names: Croatian Oak, Slavonian Oak
Origin: Europe


Certifications Available::
Seasoning: Dries slowly and care is needed.
Working Qualities: In general, Oak finishes well from the planer or moulder although in some cases a reduction of cutting angle to 20ยบ may be required. The timber can be stained, polished, waxed and glued satisfactorily, Pre boring when screwing or nailing near edges is recommended. It takes liming and fuming treatments well.
Uses: An ideal timber for many uses in boatbuilding. It is also used for high-class joinery, furniture, coffins, ecclesiastical works such as pews, rood screens, pulpits and flooring.
Price (1-10): 6


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


Durability Above Ground: Moderately Durable


Density Air Dry: 670 - 720 kg/m3


Shrinkage Radial: 3.0 %
Shrinkage Tangental: 6.0 %


Stability Kiln Dry: Reasonably Stable

Mechanical Properties

Janka Hardness: 5.5 kN
Modulus of Rupture: 97 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 10 GPa
Max Crush Strength: 52 MPa
Strength Group unseasoned: S5
Strength Group Seasoned: SD5
Moisture Meter Reading Corrections: Meter Reading (% moisture content) 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Correct Moisture Content - 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

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