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 

Vitex Hardwood Decking

Vitex is a creamy-grey to light greenish coloured, durable timber from the Solomon Islands that bleeds less than Kwila.

Trees are felled and milled by local communities and villagers are where we at Timspec source our Vitex, usually with portable mills. This approach massively reduces the impact to the forest and more money is returned to the local community. The communities aim to manage their reserves and a legal and sustainable product

The main disadvantage of this method is that it results in a shorter length spread.

We have the following profiles stocked:

90x19, 115x19, 140x19, 140x32

The following profiles are not stocked but we can run them to order:

42x19, 65x19

Vitex Hardwood Decking 90 x 19

Species: Vitex


Vitex Hardwood Decking 140 x 19

Species: Vitex


Vitex Hardwood Decking 140 x 32


Vitex Hardwood Decking 115 x 19


Vitex Hardwood Decking 42 x 19 only run to order

Species: Vitex


Vitex Hardwood Decking 65 x 19 only run to order

Species: Vitex


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For the correct installation of Timspec decking profles, please refer to the Timspec hardwood Decking Installation Manual in the Installation section of our Downloads page


Although not very common in New Zealand, coating your deck will extend its life. We recommend a minimum of one coat of a suitable exterior timber decking coating or oil be applied to all four sides plus cut ends of the decking prior to installation. Some species can be factory coated prior to delivery.



Annually cleaning your deck will help prolong its life, a light detergent that contains an anti-fungal agent is best.

Avoid using high pressure waterblasters or harsh chemicals.


Any coating or oil applied may require subsequent recoating. Refer to coating manufactures maintenance schedule.


Removing any items that will trap water underneath them (furniture, pot plants, etc.) for the duration of winter will extend the life of your deck and help keep it looking great.



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