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Species of Timber Commonly Available

Colours and grain patterns can vary widely from the examples shown, but the photographs are intended as a reasonable guideline as to what you might expect in the selected timber. It should be appreciated that timber is a natural product and therefore no two pieces are exactly the same.

The property that causes timber to swell and shrink due to air moisture, is called hygroscopicity. The common method of preventing this is to seal the surface of timber so it cannot freely come into contact with the air. Paints, varnishes and lacquers are used for this purpose. All faces of the timber, seen and unseen, should be coated, paying particular attention to end grain surfaces.

Click an image to see a bigger version Timber species for doors - Cedar Timber species for doors - Cedar Timber species for doors - American White Oak
Timber species for doors - Cottage Rimu Timber species for doors - Hard Maple Timber species for doors - Heart Rimu Timber species for doors - NZ Radiata/Accoya Timber species for doors - Jarrah
Timber species for doors - Kauri Timber species for doors - Oregon Timber species for doors - Sapele Mahogany Timber species for doors - Tawa Timber species for doors - Victorian Ash

Kauri

Kauri

Kauri is an even grained, light coloured timber sourced from the south pacific including Fiji and Vanuatu. It is a widely used and attractively priced door material. A relative of the now commercially unavailable New Zealand Kauri.



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