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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 

Spotted Gum

Spotted Gum is strong and durable timber with good amount of natural oils. The heartwood ranges from a pale brown, to dark chocolate brown, to deep red-brown, while the sapwood is white to light brown in colour. Spotted Gum is also a very attractive timber with moderately course texture and a typically wavy grain. Many people favour Spotted Gum because of this wavy grain, which can produce an attractive fiddle-back figure. Care needs to be taken in drying Spotted gum for internal applications as the coarse nature of the timber can create surface checking if dried too quickly or too far. 

Due to its strength and durability, Spotted Gum is regularly used in heavy engineering, infrastructure and structural projects. It is used in in mining, in shipbuilding, in bridge and wharf construction, and to make agricultural machinery, railway sleepers, cross arms, poles and piles.

There are no CAD drawings for this product.

Spotted_Gum_Decking_revised_sg_V2.pdf

Spotted Gum is an Australian hardwood, known for its colour, strength and durability. it is classified as a class 1 durable above ground i.e. 40 years (AS 5604, 2005)

It's intriguing name hails from the way it shed its bark. Unlike other trees that shed in strips and patches, Spotted Gum sheds its bark in elliptical strips leaving a soft motted colour and a spotted pattern on the tree, causing it to be a stand out in any forest.  

The spotted Gum is an appreciable timber to work as it has good level of natural oils which allows good machining. It accepts oil and stains well and has lower tannin content than most of the eucalyptus species. 

It can be used for internal flooring and decking, which has great aesthetics and creates good transition from interiors spaces to the outdoors. Spotted Gum is naturally fire resistant and also suitable for use in bushfire areas.

Installation should be in line with NZ building Code. please refer installation manual provide by Timspec here. 

 



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