Timbers O - R

Oak, American Red
Pale brown with a pink tinge, very hard to tell the difference between Red and White Oak. The growth rings are a little further apart which gives a more pronounced grain.

Oak, American White
American White Oak is a timber that has been used for generations, and it is just as popular today as it was 50 years ago.

Oak, European
This species is the same English and French Oak, a very historic timber, durable and traditionally used for structural building, joinery and shipbuilding, these days widely used for furniture, joinery and flooring.

No image Oregon (Douglas Fir)
Its heartwood is a pale pinkish-brown, with the sapwood being quite lighter, almost white. It is a straight grained softwood.

Pilularis (Blackbutt)
This hardwood is grown in northern NZ, but log supply is limited. Colours are cream to light brown, with little visible grain and medium texture. Some gum vein is present. Mostly used for T&G flooring and stair construction.

Pine, Radiata
The most commonly available timber in New Zealand. Used for a wide variety of purposes because of its affordability and quick maturity. A pale coloured timber with wide distinguishable growth rings.

One of New Zealand's more famous native timbers. The sapwood is a pale yellowish colour which darkens through an intermediate zone to the reddish brown heartwood, which can be streaked with greyish-brown. It is straight grained with a fine even texture.

A vibrant timber with large variations in colour, honey yellows, fiery reds and mellow browns. Prized for use in musical instruments such as guitars.





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