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Southern Yellow Pine  (Pinus Palustris & Pinus Elliotti)

Availability
Good availability in Square Edge boards.

Description
Colour is pale yellow to reddish brown. It is hard and heavy and almost identical in strenght properties to Douglas Fir. The timber has fine texture and a uniform grain. Some boards can be resinous. Yellow Pine machines  well, producing high quality results.

Typical uses 
Internal Joinery ,Staircases, Internal Woodworking , Cabinet Making
 
Weight         Average 660kg/m3
Durability      Non durable

 

 Honduras Pitch Pine   ( Pinus Caribaea & Pinus Oocarpe)

Availability
Limited Availability in Square Edge boards.

Description
Orange to reddish brown. It is a resinous timber and hence may cause difficulty in machining. The use of a fairly long tooth pitch offers some relief during machining. The timber takes screws and nails satisfactorily with only a slight tendency to splitting. It can be successfully stained and varnished, although pitch marks may cause difficulty in painting.

Typical uses 
Flooring , Decking , Joinery , Masts and Spars
 
Weight            Average 720kg/m3 when dried
Durability         Moderately durable

 

 Larch, European      (Larix Decidua)

Availability
Available in a limited range of sizes in both Square Edge and Waney Edge boards.

Description
Colour is pale brown to red. It is the only  European deciduous conifer.The timber has a uniform texture. It works well with both machine and hand tools, although loose knots occasionally may be troublesome. As nailing causes splitting pre-boring is necessary. It takes stain, varnish and paint well. Larch is harder and tougher than most European conifers.

Typical uses 
Flooring , Staircases , Door and Window frames , Joinery , Boat Planking
 
Weight         Average 590 kgs/m3
Durability    Moderately durable

 

 Western Red Cedar   (Thuja Plicata)

Availability
Limited availability in Square Edge boards.

Description
Colour is reddish brown. It is pleasantly scented.The timber has very little character. It works easily and produces a very smooth finish.

Typical uses 
Conservatories , Summer houses , Light Weight Construction , External Joinery
Internal Joinery , Weather Boarding , Beehives , Roof Shingles

Weight       Average  530kg/m3
Durability     Durable

 

 Red Deal  (Pinus Sylvestris)

Availability
Available in a range of sizes.

Description
Colour pale yellowish brown to red brown heart wood.The timber works well with both machine and hand tools. It can be stained, painted, varnished or polished satisfactorily. Resinous planks can be difficult to glue.

Typical uses 
Internal Joinery , Furniture , General Building Construction , Turnery
 
Weight         Average 510kgs/m3
Durability     Non durable

   

 

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phone: +353 (0)52 6121619, fax: +353 (0)52 6121619, 
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