Timber Products - Joinery Timber

Joinery Timber - Angus Maciver Building Supplies

Joinery timber can either be sawn, or dressed, softwood or hardwood.

Joinery softwood is sourced from slow growth trees such as Redwood Pine and Whitewood Spruce which provide a fine-grained dense wood that is ideal for conversion to a wide range of quality products. There are other species of softwood used for joinery such as Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, and Southern Yellow Pine, although the most common softwoods are Redwood and Whitewood.

 

As a general rule hardwoods tend to be more dense than softwoods and are therefore sturdier and more weather resistant. Joinery hardwood is elegant and intensely rich in colour, which makes it ideal for internal joinery, flooring and furniture. It can also be used in external construction as it offers excellent weather resistance and durability. Common hardwoods are Ash, Beech, Cherry, Maple, Meranti, Oak, Poplar, Sapele, and Walnut.

 

Sawn joinery timber comes in three quality grades.

 

  • The premium grade best quality timber is unsorted, where the lower grades have been removed (sorted). Unsorted joinery is mainly used where the visible finish is of paramount importance, such as doors, windows or stairs. It is also used for skirtings, architraves and other internal mouldings where a high quality finish is essential. Unsorted Joinery has a low knot content, straight grain and a smooth finish.

  • The next grade is the standard grade – 5th grade which is a more multi purpose grade with a huge variety of uses. This grade is typically used for cladding, flooring, skirting, architraves, dado rail and many others; it still maintains the smooth finish of unsorted joinery but has a slightly higher knot content.

  • The lowest grade is 6th grade which has larger knots and more defects. It has a higher knot content than unsorted with the grain not always straight. This grade can also be used for some claddings and furniture manufacture where the defects add to the features of the final product.

 

Dressed timber (otherwise known as PSE/PAR – planed all round or planed square edge) has been planed on all sides to give a smooth, sleek finish with sides accurately at 90 degrees.

Timber Products - Joinery Timber - Dressed Redwood

We stock a range of high quality dressed redwood products.

Redwood is a sturdy and popular timber with distinctive knots and markings. It is stable with low shock resistance, it is moderately resistant to decay and of medium strength. The timber machines well and can be glued, stained and painted to an excellent finish. It is suitable for a wide range of applications, its main uses are in furniture, mouldings, kitchen cabinets, doors, panelling, construction and flooring.

Dressed Redwood - Angus Maciver Building Supplies

We stock a range of sizes of joinery, facings, and skirtings timber. We can also supply mouldings, architraves and other cuts if requested.

Dressed Redwood - Sizes In Stock & Other Sizes Available to Order On Request 
Dressed Redwood - Angus Maciver Building Supplies
Timber lengths vary 

Timber Products - Joinery Timber - Sawn Redwood

We do not stock sawn redwood although we can supply it if requested. This is 6th grade quality timber which has a larger knot content than the superior unsorted and 5th grades and where the grain is not always straight. It is still a quality timber which can be used for cladding and furniture manufacture where the defects add to the features of the final product.

Sawn Redwood - Sizes Available to Order On Request 
Sawn Redwood - Angus Maciver Building Supplies
Timber lengths vary 

Timber Products - Joinery Timber - Dressed Whitewood

 

We stock dressed whitewood floorboards and weatherboards although the whitewood can also be used for general joinery. Whitewood works well with standard equipment and worked edges remain sharp. It is non-durable but responds well to all preservative agents including those that are water soluble.

Whitewood tongue and groove flooring is ideal for use where carpet, tile, or wood flooring is the final flooring surface. Gluing is not normally required as the tongue & groove joint provides a stable base while allowing for natural movement and expansion. Ideally tongue & groove should be left in situ for 

Dressed Whitewood - Angus Maciver Building Supplies

2-3 weeks prior to installation to allow the timber time to condition (conditions dependent). As timber is a natural product this will give it time to absorb or lose moisture so that there is less likelihood of excess movement after fitting.

European whitewood remains the most popular choice for weatherboarding where only part of the house is clad e.g. a gable. Coating with a translucent stain is common.

We stock the following :-  19 x 113 T&G Flooring and 16 x 137 T&G Weatherboard. Although not stocked we can supply the following flooring if required  28 x 137 T&G, 28 x 140 T&G, and 28 x 162 T&G. Additional weatherboards at 12 x 114 T&G, and 15 x 114 T&G may be available on request

Timber Products - Joinery Timber - Hardwood

Hardwood

Although we do not stock hardwood we can supply several common species if requested. The most common species are Ash, Beech, Cherry, Maple, Meranti, European Oak and American White Oak, Poplar (Tulipwood), Sapele, and Walnut. Hardwood offers a rich, natural surface, with excellent durability and weather resistance. It is ideal for internal joinery, flooring, furniture, and general construction.

Ash - machines well, it is good for nailing, screwing and gluing, it stains and polishes well, and there is little movement in performance. It is good for steam bending. Its main uses are in furniture, flooring, doors, architectural interiors, high class joinery and moulding, kitchen cabinets, and panelling.

Beech - machines well, it is good for nailing/screwing, but it should be pre-bored, care should be taken when gluing. It wears well and holds stains and polishes well. It bends readily when steamed. It can be subject to large shrinkage and moderate movement in performance. Its main uses are in furniture, doors, flooring, panelling, internal joinery, and food storage/containers.

Cherry - machines well, it is good for nailing and gluing, it stains and polishes well after sanding, and it dries quickly with moderate shrinkage. It has good bending properties. Its main uses are in furniture & cabinet making, high class joinery, kitchen cabinets, mouldings, panelling, flooring, doors, and boat interiors.

Maple - machines well with care, it glues satisfactorily, it can be stained and polished to an excellent finish, it dries slowly with large shrinkage and it is susceptible to movement in performance. It has good steam bending properties. Its main uses are in flooring, furniture, panelling, kitchen cabinets, worktops and tabletops, interior joinery, stairs, handrails, mouldings, and doors.

Meranti - is easy to work with hand and machine tools, it has good nailing and gluing properties, it takes finishes well, it is moderately slow drying with a tendency to warp, there is little movement in performance. Its main uses are in veneer and plywood, joinery, flooring, furniture and cabinetwork, general construction, and boatbuilding.

European Oak - its machinability varies from well to with moderate difficulty, it is good for nailing and screwing, it glues well and it stains, waxes, and polishes well, it bends well when steamed, it is subject to a large shrinkage and moderate movement in performance. Its main uses are in construction, furniture, flooring, architectural joinery, exterior joinery, mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, and panelling.

American White Oak - machines well, it is good for nailing and screwing, gluing results are variable, it stains and polishes well, it can be susceptible to movement in performance. Its main uses are in construction, furniture, flooring, architectural  joinery, exterior joinery, mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, and panelling.

Poplar (Tulipwood) - is versatile and easy to machine and turn, it is good for nailing, screwing and gluing, it takes paint, stains and enamels exceptionally well, it dries easily, and there is minimal movement in performance. Its main uses are in light construction, furniture, interior joinery, kitchen cabinets, doors, panelling, mouldings, edge-glued panels, and plywood.

Sapele - works fairly well with hand and machine tools, it saws easily, it finishes well, it has good gluing and nailing properties, and it is satisfactory for peeling and slicing for veneers. Its main uses are in furniture and cabinetwork, decorative veneers, plywood, joinery, flooring, and panelling.

Walnut - is easy to machine, it is good for nailing, screwing and gluing, it takes paint and stain very well and can be polished to an exceptional finish, and it has good stability. It has good steam bending properties. Its main uses are in light construction, furniture, cabinet making, architectural interiors, high class joinery, doors, flooring, and panelling.

Hardwoods - In Use