New Zealand Native Hardwoods Network

By: New Zealand Native Hardwoods Network  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Furniture, Flooring, Hardwood Flooring

Members of the New Zealand Native Hardwood Network supply:1. Sawn Timber
2. Hardwood Flooring
3. Veneer
4. Mouldings and Profiles
5. Machine surfaced boards and sections

Product Applications

New Zealand’s native hardwoods are an attractive product with an even and fine grain. They perform extremely well in roles where both strength and appearance is required.

These native beeches (silver, red, hard, black and mountain beech) are hardwoods with good machining, gluing, finishing, bending and strength properties. These timbers are very workable, making them ideal for furniture, turnery, brushware, dowelling, rods, and other engineered products.

Certain grades are excellent for strip flooring, paneling and joinery. The lower knottier grades are used extensively in rusticated furniture or sometimes in hidden light framing. Pieces containing pin-hole are well suited for furniture carcass, but also sought after for producing beautiful rustic panels and flooring. A high grade log, peeled or sliced, can be used for specialty items such as woodenware and decorative veneers.

Product Qualities

  • The wood colour features varying shades of pink, with lighter shades simulating Maple in colour while darker shades being closer in appearance to Cherry.
  • The hardwoods are stable, strong and tough with a fine even texture and a warm consistent grain.
  • Uniform wearing, excellent sawing, machining and turning, stains and glues well with no need for filling.
  • Durable (Red & Hard beech heart) to moderately durable (Silver beech heart).
  • Naturally resistant to borer, and requires no preservatives and minimal use of chemical in processing.

Keywords: Flooring, Furniture, Hardwood Flooring, Hardwoods

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