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