Timber Selection

The following is a helpful guide to some of the many timber species we use in our solid timber joinery.

American Walnut

American Walnut heartwood ranges from light to dark chocolate brown in colour, sometimes with narrow streaks with a purplish or darker brown tone. In comparison, sapwood is a distinctive creamy white. Walnut is a finely grained timber, often with attractive swirls and wave patterning, especially around knotty areas. The heartwood lightens in colour as it ages, especially when it is exposed to UV light.

We use Walnut for our dining tables, desks, beds, storage & internal joinery pieces.

American White Oak

American white oak has light-coloured sapwood and a light to dark brown heartwood. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture.

It is an excellent timber for high-grade furniture, interior woodwork and paneling. 

We use American White Oak for our dining tables, desks, beds, storage & internal joinery pieces.


The common name Blackbutt came about due to the tree's appearance after bushfire, whereby the buttress - or butt - was significantly darkened. 

The heartwood ranges from golden yellow to pale brown, although occasionally a slight pinkish colour may be present. Blackbutt has an even texture and generally straight grain making it appealing for interior use applications.

We use Blackbutt for our dining tables, desks, beds, storage & internal joinery pieces.


American cherry heartwood ranges in colour from rich dark red through to reddish brown. The colour darkens on exposure to UV light. In contrast, sapwood is creamy white. This premium timber has a fine, straight grain and smooth texture; it can contain naturally occurring brown pith flecks and small gum pockets, which are considered to enhance the timber's distinctiveness.

We use Cherry for our dining tables, desks, beds, storage & internal joinery pieces.

New Guinea Rosewood

Rosewood is a hardwood native to Papua New Guinea (and other parts of Asia). 

The heartwood of rosewood can be either golden brown or a dark blood-red, while the sapwood is pale yellow. The wood is of medium texture and the grain is variable. Freshly cut, the wood has a fragrant odour and is often highly figured. It’s very stable making it excellent for exterior use.

We use New Guinea Rosewood for our outdoor tables.

Spotted Gum

Spotted Gum is one of Australia’s premium native hardwoods with a striking appearance and a high degree of natural durability and strength, making it an ideal timber for a variety of structural, exterior and interior applications. Architects and designers throughout the world value spotted gum timbers for their back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant colour palette.

The heartwood ranges from light brown through to dark red-brown hues. Sapwood is usually white to light brown in colour. The presence of a wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddle-back figure. The wood has a high oil content making it particularly suitable for exterior applications.

We use Spotted Gum for our outdoor tables.

Tasmanian Oak / Victorian Ash

Very similar species and often used interchangeably. Being quarter sawn, it’s a consistent, stable & readily available timber that finishes in a light, straw colour and accepts stain very well.
The texture is moderately coarse but even & is available in feature, standard & select grades. These grades vary from strong feature like gum vein and knots to very clean in select grade.

Suitable for many internal commercial and residential applications.