Wood in Marine
We stock a large range of products directed at the Marine industry
- Very durable timber
- Commonly used by major marine manufacturers in New Zealand
- Ideal for plugs for hull and deck moulds
- Ideal for cleats, etc
- Great for hidden forming work
- Cheaper than Cedar clears
- 6.3M Lengths
- Takes a marine glue well
- Commonly used
Taun or Akwa
Taun or Akwa is a hardwood native to south-west Pacific region and is major commercial timber species of solomon islands. The colour of Akwa ranges from pale pinkish-brown to reddish-brown. Akwa can be kiln dried satisfactorily but, air drying is recommended to alleviate degrade.Grain is usually straight but sometimes wavy and texture is medium, slightly uneven and semi-lustrous. It stains uniformly to a colour of choice and has got good moulding and finishing properties. Akwa nails well but, pre-drilling advisable to prevent splitting of the board ends.
Akwa is a very good multi-purpose timber, ideal for general building and construction process including bearers and joists. It is available in large sections which makes an excellent timber for decking, staircases, flooring, boat-building, indoor and outdoor furniture, musical instruments and number of purposes including ribs and planking.
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Akwa stains uniformly to a colour of choice
Akwa can be kiln dried satisfactorily. However, preliminary air drying is recommended to alleviate degrade. All material should be quater-sawn.
When working with seasoned timber, sander dust may irritate the mucous membrane. Workshops should be well ventilated and staff should wear face masks or respirators.
Akwa can be used for flooring, decking, staircase materials, furniture, bearers and joists, boat building, ribs and planking.
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