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 


The heartwood is dark golden–yellow darkening with exposure to brown or dark brown. Sometimes figured with dark markings. Can have a greenish tinge when freshly cut. The timber is dull with an oily feel and has a unique scent when freshly cut. The grain varies from straight to wavy depending on origin. The best teak comes from Burma being generally straight grained and uniformly golden. The texture is coarse and uneven.

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Botanical Name: Tectona grandis
Origin: Burma, Thailand, India


Seasoning: Dries slowly but well.
Working Qualities: Although working qualities can be variable, the timber generally works with moderate ease. It can have a dulling effect on cutters but the timber is capable of a good finish. It turns well and can be glued, stained and polished.
Uses: Boatbuilding, joinery, furniture and decking.
Price (1-10): 10


Stocked: Yes


Durability Above Ground: Very Durable


Density Air Dry: 660 kg/m3

Mechanical Properties

Modulus of Rupture: 106 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 10 GPa
Max Crush Strength: 60 MPa


NZAS lgnitability: 13
NZAS Flame Spread: 9
NZAS Heat Evolved: 10
NZAS Smoke Developed: 5

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