All our timbers are sourced sustainably, from Australia and around the world.
Spotted Gum (Corymbia Maculata, Corymbia Citrodora, Eucalyptus Henryi)
Heartwood pale to dark brown or chocolate. Sapwood is distinctively paler but there maybe a zone of intermediate wood. Texture moderately coarse. Grain variable, the frequent presence of wavy grain produces an attractive fiddleback figure. Slightly greasy nature. Gum veins common. Northern material is usually slightly denser, stronger and more durable than southern. Also known as Lemon Scented Gum.
American White Oak (Quercus Alba)
Similar in colour and appearance to European oak. The sapwood of American white oak is light coloured and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak. White oak therefore has more figure. Also known as Northern White Oak, Southern White Oak.
Tasmanian Oak (Eucalyptus Obliqua)
Heartwood pale to light brown in colour with a pinkish tinge. Sapwood is pale yellow, usually distinguishable from the heartwood. Texture moderately coarse but even. Grain sometimes interlocked. Growth rings visible but not prominent. Gum veins are common. Also known as Messmate.
American Black Walnut (Juglans Nigra)
The sapwood is creamy white, heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. Walnut can be supplied steamed, to darken sapwood or left unsteamed. Generally straight grained, but sometimes has attractive wavy or curly grain. Also known as Black Walnut, American Walnut.
BTI’s timbers are sourced from suppliers who identify environmental sustainability as a principle factor in any current or future operations in the forest products industry. BTI is Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC-C113479) and PEFC Chain of Custody certified for its range of import and export timbers. Britton Timbers International sources all of its Tasmanian timber from the sustainably-managed and PEFC certified temperate forests of the north-west region of Tasmania.