Our Products Hardwood
Ash is mainly used for interior furniture and joinery, particularly where bending-strength is required. The colour of ash boards will vary from a white appearance through to brown.
Cherry is used for interior joinery & furniture. It machines well, is good for nailing and gluing. It also stains and polishes well after sanding.
Green Oak is favoured by the craftsman for its ease of working. Oak has the most wonderful property of hardening as it ages.
Idigbo is mainly used for paint-finished interior shop-fitting and joinery including windows & doors. It is light & moderately durable, commonly used as an inexpensive alternative to oak.
Iroko is a large hardwood tree from the west coast of tropical Africa. The wood color is initially yellow but darkens to a richer brown over time.
Meranti can be found in low-lying rain forests in low mountainous regions. Wood color: medium too dark reddish-brown, occasionally with light stripes.
Meranti is used for joinery, panelling, furniture, light construction and plywoods.
Maple is mainly used for interior furniture and joinery and is also the wood of choice for bowling pins, bowling alley lanes, pool cue shafts, and butcher’s blocks
European & American Oak
European Oak is one of the most durable and versatile species. Its natural tannin content enhances its durability.
American White Oak is distinct from Western Europe Oak. It is generally produced from a smaller log and is less durable than the European variety.
Sapele works well with both hand and machine tools. Sapele has good gluing and nailing properties and has a good finish. The main use for Sapele includes: Flooring, furniture and joinery.
Tulipwood & Steamed Beech
Tulipwood comes from various Eastern States of America. It is often used for kitchen furniture carcasses and is stable for profiles and mouldings.
The uses for beech are innumerable, from furniture, both solid and laminated from veneer, to domestic woodware, interior joinery, interior construction, plywood and flooring,
West African Utile is a sister species to Sapele but usually has a more interesting grain and gives a better ‘finish’, albeit at a higher price. Widths and lengths may be a little smaller than Sapele.
Walnut is favoured because it is easy to work and gives a very attractive appearance. It will have some knots because it is not a tall tree.
Solid Pre-Finished Flooring.
Also a full range of laminate and real veneered floorings are available on request.