Our Timbers

We select only first grade timbers from native and imported sources.

 

Each timber is chosen for colour and stability to craft the finest long lasting end grain cutting board for you. 

All our timbers are supplied by a local mill with a long history of providing high quality timber to the furniture industry.

Australian Timbers

Western Australian Jarrah
Botanical Name - Eucalyptus Marginata
Endemic to:  South West WA
Average Dried Weight: 835 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 8.2
Shrinkage: Radial: 6.3%, Tangential: 9.4%

 Silver Ash
Botanical Name - Flindersia Bourjotiana
Endemic to:  Northern NSW and QLD
Average Dried Weight - 665kg/m3 
Janka Hardness: 6.5
Shrinkage:  Radial - 3%, Tangential - 5.5%

QLD Walnut
Botanical Name - Endiandra palmerstonii
Endemic to:  Far North QLD
Average Dried Weight: 690kg/m3 
Janka Hardness: 7.3
Shrinkage:  Radial - 2.1%, Tangential - 4.6%

QLD Yellow Walnut
Botanical Name:  Beilschmiedia bancroftii
Endemic to:  North QLD
Average Dried Weight: 585kg/m3 
Janka Hardness: 4.8
Shrinkage:  Radial - 2.1%, Tangential - 3.8%

Camphor Laurel
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum Camphora
Endemic to:  East Coast of Australia
Average Dried Weight: 480kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 3.2
Shrinkage:  Radial - 2.2%  Tangential 3.5%

Tasmanian Myrtle
Botanical Name:  Nothofagus Cunninghamii
Endemic to: Tasmania
Average Dried Weight: 700kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 6
Shrinkage:  Radial - 2.5%   Tangential 4.6%

Silky Oak

Botanical Name: ​​Grevillea Robusta

Endemic to:​ Eastern Coastal Australia 

Average Dried Weight: 590kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 3.9
Shrinkage: Radial - 1.5%  Tangential 4%

Brushbox
Botanical Name:  Nothofagus Cunninghamii
Endemic to: Tasmania
Average Dried Weight: 700kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 6
Shrinkage:  Radial - 2.5%   Tangential 4.6%

Forest Oak

Botanical Name: A​llocasuarina Inophloia 

Endemic to:​ NSW and QLD
Average Dried Weight: 880kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 9.7

Shrinkage: Radial - 4% Tangential 10%

Messmate

Botanical Name:  Nothofagus Cunninghamii
Endemic to: Tasmania
Average Dried Weight: 700kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 6
Shrinkage:  Radial - 2.5%   Tangential 4.6%

Blackwood

Botanical Name: ​Acacia Melanoxylon 

Endemic to:​ NSW
Average Dried Weight: 650kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 4.5

Shrinkage: Radial - 1.5% Tangential 4%

Rose Mahogany
Botanical Name:  Dysoxylum fraserianum
Endemic to: NSW and Queensland
Average Dried Weight: 705kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 5
Shrinkage:  Radial - 2.5%   Tangential 4.3%

Imported Timbers

Hornbeam

Botanical Name: Carpinus Betulus 

Endemic to:​ Europe
Average Dried Weight: 730kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 7.2

Shrinkage: Radial - 6.8% Tangential 11.5%

Instia
Botanical Name:  Intsia Bijuga 
Endemic to: North QLD and PNG
Average Dried Weight: 830kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 8.6
Shrinkage:  Radial - 1.2%   Tangential 2.6%

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