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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


European White Oak is a hard and heavy wood with medium strength properties. The heartwood is light tan to biscuit coloured, usually straight grained, but irregular or cross-grained material can occur depending on growth conditions. Characteristic silver grain figure on quartered surfaces due to broad rays Oak has a very good steam bending classification, but is liable to blue stain if in contact with iron compounds.

Working Properties: There is a moderate to severe blunting effect on cutters, which should be kept sharp. Quatered stock requires a 20 degrees or moulding angle. The wood takes waxing, liming, fuming, and polishing treatments very well.

Durability: The heartwood is durable and extremely resistant to preservative treatment, but the sapwood is permeable. The acidic nature of oak will affect in direct contact and cause corrosion. Non-ferrous or galvanised metals should be used. 

Uses: The preponderance of tyloses in the pores of 'White Oaks' resist the passage of liquids and renders the wood ideal for cooperage of cognac, wine and beers.  For furniture, cabinet making, boat building, dock and harbour work, sea defences, railway wagons, ladder rungs, sills, thresholds, and for all purposes of exposure in contact with the ground with the ground. High class journey, coffins, ecclesiastical work such as pews, rood screens, pulpits and carvings. flooring, vehicle board bearers and floors in trucks. Beams are produced from selected logs for restoration work in old buildings.  

  

 

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Botanical Name: Quercus robur
Origin: UK & Europe

General

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

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