Cedar of Lebanon
Cedrus libani (Europe)
Cedar of Lebanon is mid-brown in colour and durable, with a natural oiliness producing an intense incense-like fragrance, long recognised as a moth deterrent. This timber is ideal for making wardrobes and blanket chests.
Variable supply of log sawn planks, refer for current stocks
Density: 480 kg/m sq.
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (NW North America)
Yellow Cedar is a specialist’s timber sourced from the same area as Red Cedar. It is pale yellow to off-white with an inconspicuous grain and a consistency and stability which renders it ideal for carving and architectural model making as well as for canoe construction
Density: 310 kg/m sq.
Western Red Cedar
Red Cedar, from the western seaboard of North America, is well known for its compelling aroma and warm red/brown colour. It is fairly soft and lightweight and has considerable resistance to exposure.
Cedar is well suited for internal and external joinery including outdoor cladding.
Pseudotsuga menziesii (NW North America)
Also known as British Columbian or Oregon, Pine this is an exceptional softwood, being strong, hard wearing and attractive with a distinctive grain and rather darker than European Redwood. The timber is usually knot free and of good length and width. Douglas Fir has numerous uses: decorative flooring, staircases, furniture, external joinery and boat building are just a few examples. Large cross-sections and long lengths up to 10m may be available for structural applications.
Density: 530 kg/m sq.
Quebec Yellow Pine
Pinus Strobus (Eastern North America)
Also known as Eastern White Pine, Qubec Yellow Pine is the tallest conifer in Eastern Canada. Its wood is the least resinous of all pines. A very fast-growing tree, it can reach heights of 90 metres with diameters up to 250 centimetres. Although fast growing it has a very uniform texture and is often used for mouldings, cabinetwork, doors, windows, siding and panelling. Its wood is tender and ranges from creamy white to yellow. It is valued for its very fine tight grain and works exceptionally well.
Please note we stock the superior quality "Select" grade.
Russian Redwood (Limited availability)
Pinus sylvestris (Northern Russia)
Also known as Baltic Pine or Scots Pine, our stocks of European Pine are exclusively from Northern Russia and should not be confused with the inferior faster grown productions of Scandinavia. Timber from these slow growing trees has a finer less pronounced grain, is more stable and easier to work. We have extensive stocks of the best imported grade, known as ‘Unsorted’, which is used for quality cabinet making and architectural and general joinery. In addition to our sawn stocks, we usually keep some sections ready prepared.
Density: 760 kg/m sq.