There are 60,065 species of tree in the world. However, only a fraction of this is used for production.
Discover the most commonly used timbers and their properties with our handy downloadable infographic
This yellowish-white sapwood and reddish heartwood is one of the most widely used timers in joinery and is suitable for all types of interiors and exteriors.
This yellowish-white sapwood and reddish heartwood is one of the most widely used timers in joinery and is suitable for all types of interiors and exteriors including flooring, structural use and cladding.
Southern yellow pine
This striking timber is a dense wood that has a reddish brown huge and distinctive grain it is great for heavy structural use and and is perfect for window boards,stair stringers and decking.
Hailing from N. America this fine textured timber is pale with a pinkish-brown colour. It’s malleable qualities makes it a good wood to work with and is therefore used for moldings, stair parts, kitchens, bedrooms and shopfitting.
From N. America is clear, this straw coloured and moderately durable softwood is best for both internal and external use including flooring and and structural use.
Western Red Cedar
This highly durable, N American timber can be used internally and externally without preservative treatment. It is widely used for cladding
Is a light-coloured grey/brown hardwood with a course texture. Due to it’s lack of durability this timber is best used for internal for things such as handles.
This creamy timber has excellent blending properties and turns a reddish-brown colour when steamed. Do its qualities it’s most commonly used for making furniture.
Is a course yellow/brown wood with good durability. It has medium movement and is susceptible to iron staining. Used for cladding, flooring and decking.
American White Oak
This tight-grained hardwood comes in range of shade from a pale straw-to-pale red. Due to the strength of the timber it is often used flooring, decking and heavy structural work.
Slightly durable making it perfect for furniture and decorative joinery. It’s yellow/brown colouring and fine texture makes it perfect for interiors.
This tropical hardwood from West Africa, has a pink to red colour, with medium texture and movement. It is however difficult to treat but is used both internally and externally.
Dark Red Meranti
A Malaysia, red, tropical hardwood, is often used for furniture making due to its attractive colouring and medium texture.
Is a West African, light-brown hardwood that is highly durable, making it suitable for external as well as internal use and sometimes used as a teak substitute.