Timber has been used to create feature walls and ceilings for centuries, its physical properties combined with its natural look make it a perfect material to work with. Each species of timber has its own look and feel, along with its own set of strengths and weakness. Choosing the right timber species for an application is vital to ensuring the timber behaves as expected.
With differences ranging from tangential movement factors to resistance to fire, no matter what the application - There is a number suitable species. Listed below are a selection of timber species available, each with information regarding factors to consider.
For a more in-depth look at the species available, download our Timber Species Selection Guide. The guide provides pricing information and renders from Sculptform, Woodform's new specification and visualisation tool.
American White Oak
American White Oak is a Hardwood popular around the world. Usually coloured yellow-brown to mid-brown, it can also sometimes have a pink tinge. Straight grains and distinctive growth rings add character to this amazing wood.
One of the most common trees in NSW, Blackbutt timber ranges from Golden Yellow toPale Brown. Small gum veins are common, giving a rugged look. Blackbutt is oftenused for interior projects due to its straight grain making it highly impressive up close.
Banjo Pine is a lighter timber, ranging from light yellow brown to pale cream. A very finetimber, it is both light and inexpensive. For Interior use only, Banjo pine is a versatile and easy to work with timber.
Spotted Gum is a moderately coarse and uneven textured wood with some timbers having the additional feature of a wavy grain. Featuring a wide range of colours depending on the location of the source forest, Ranging from light brown through to deep red-brown hues.
Victorian Ash is a light timber, with colours ranging from Pale to pink straw. Used for interiorprojects, Vic Ash creates a versatile creamy colour. Vic Ash is excellent for takingstains, making a large range of finishes possible.
Burnt Ash is thermally modified American White Ash. This thermal modification processturns the pale White Ash into a dark chocolate colour, creating Burnt Ash. The process is chemical free, using high heat to drastically improve the durability of the timber while minimising movement.
Pacific Teak (VITEX)
Vitex, or Pacific Teak, is sourced from the Solomon Islands. Vitex produces an Olive Grey timber, with a fine texture and an even grain. Vitex is extremely popular due to itsdurability and strength.