Chengal

ASIA

CHENGAL

XXXXX is a handsome wood representing the true beauty of mahogany. Colour varies from golden brown to reddish brown, turning darker on exposure. Generally free from knots and blemishes. The grains are interlocked, producing narrow regular stripes or rosy figures on quarter sawn faces. Moderately fine and even texture.

DISTRIBUTION

The species is reported to be found in evergreen and tropical hill forests of Myanmar.

COMMON USES

A good quality timber for decorative applications. Used for high quality furniture, boat building, walking sticks and mathematical instruments. Suitable for panelling and flooring. Good for decorative interior finishing and cabinets.

DURABILITY

The heartwood is reported to be durable under cover and resistant to termites.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

German Beech

EUROPE

GERMAN BEECH

Widely-used hardwood in Europe for its hardness, wear-resistance, strength, excellent bending capabilities and low prices make this hardwood a mainstay for many European woodworkers. Depending on soil conditions, German Beech can grow to very large sizes, and wide, long lumber is commonly available for use.

DISTRIBUTION
Found throughout the forests of Europe.

COMMON USES
Lumber, veneer, flooring, boatbuilding, furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments (piano pinblocks), plywood, and turned objects.

DURABILITY
Beech is considered non-durable or perishable; it is also susceptible to insect attack.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Honey Maple

AMERICA

HONEY MAPLE

Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from almost white, to a light golden or reddish brown, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown. Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture. The growth rings tend to be lighter and less distinct in Soft Maples than in Hard Maple.

DISTRIBUTION
Honey Maple is a commercially important hardwood timber for the United States west coast, where it is virtually the only commercial maple species found in the coastal regions of Pacific North America.

COMMON USES
Veneer, paper (pulpwood), boxes, crates/pallets, musical instruments, turned objects, and other small specialty wood items.

DURABILITY
Rated as non-durable to perishable in regard to decay resistance.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Burmese Mahogany

ASIA

BURMESE MAHOGANY

Burmese Mahogany is a handsome wood representing the true beauty of mahogany. Colour varies from golden brown to reddish brown, turning darker on exposure. Generally free from knots and blemishes. The grains are interlocked, producing narrow regular stripes or rosy figures on quarter sawn faces. Moderately fine and even texture.

DISTRIBUTION
The species is reported to be found in evergreen and tropical hill forests of Myanmar.

COMMON USES
A good quality timber for decorative applications. Used for high quality furniture, boat building, walking sticks and mathematical instruments. Suitable for panelling and flooring. Good for decorative interior finishing and cabinets.

DURABILITY
The heartwood is reported to be durable under cover and resistant to termites.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

American Walnut

AMERICA

AMERICAN WALNUT

American Walnut is popular among woodworkers in the United States, as its cooperative working characteristics, coupled with its rich brown coloration puts the wood in a class by itself among temperate-zone hardwoods. Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen.Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.

DISTRIBUTION
Found in Eastern parts of the United States.

COMMON USES
Furniture, cabinetry, gunstocks, interior panelling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects and novelties.

DURABILITY
American Walnut is rated as very durable in terms of decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack. The wood also has good dimensional stability, shock resistance, and strength properties.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Carbonized Vertical Bamboo

CHINA

CARBONIZED VERTICAL BAMBOO

China carbonized vertical bamboo

Carbonised Vertical Bamboo is a new environmental-friendly, low-carbon emission material which is becoming the preferred solution to the current environmental evolution. Bamboo with its natural beautiful grain, as well as fine physical and mechanical properties, is comparable to high-density hardwood timber.

DISTRIBUTION
Bamboos are chosen from FSC certified forest and carefully selected to ensure the best quality standard of productions.

COMMON USES
Common Uses Suitable for indoor flooring, but also perfect for outdoor decking.

DURABILITY
Other than being non-toxic and non-hazardous, Lumbermart Carbonised Vertical Bamboo has high dimensional stability which reduces warping and twisting of timber. It is highly resistant against insects, termites, rot, mold and fungus. Our bamboo flooring comes with a 10-year warranty against termites, while our decking comes with a 2-year warranty against termites, rot, decay and delamination.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Hard Maple

AMERICA

HARD MAPLE

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
A characteristic feature in the hard maples is bird’s-eye figure which usually appears as attractive patterns on veneer manufactured from the species. Flecks caused by inserts may also be present in the wood. Figured boards are reported to be often culled during grading and sold at premium.


DISTRIBUTION
The most commercially important maple can be found in the United States. It is reported to most prevalent in New England, but its growth range extends from the extreme southeastern region of Manitoba east to Nova Scotia, southward to North Canada, and west to eastern Kansas.


COMMON USES
Maples makes excellent heavy industrial flooring for roller-skating rinks, dance halls, squash courts, and bowling alleys. It is used for textile rollers, dairy and laundry equipment, butchers’ blocks, piano actions and musical instruments, and sports goods. It is also a valuable turnery wood. Selected logs are peeled for bird’s eye figure, or sliced to produce fiddleback, curly or blistered, and mottled maple veneers for cabinets and architectural paneling.


DURABILITY
The wood is of medium density, has good bending and crushing strengths, with low stiffness and shock resistance, and a good steam-bending classification. Maples fire resistant properties are reported to be higher than the average timber.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

White Oak

AMERICA

WHITE OAK

The heartwood can vary in colour from light tan or pale yellow-brown to dark or pale brown, and can have a pinkish tint. The wood usually has a straight, open grain and its medium to course in texture. It has longer rays than red oak, and therefore displays more figures, which can include swirls and crotch pattern.

DISTRIBUTION
White oak grows down the eastern side of North America from Canada to Florida.

COMMON USES
American White Oak is used in virtually every way you can imagine. From joinery, interior trim, and flooring, to furniture and cabinet making, and also sliced for figured veneers and rotary-cut plywood.

DURABILITY
The heartwood is resistant to decay, but the wood can be attacked by ambrosia beetles and other insects.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Satin Wood

AFRICA

SATIN WOOD

Satin wood grain varies from straight to interlocked, which produces a rope-striped figure on quartered surfaces. The texture is moderately fine but without the oiliness of Teak. The wood is liable to blue mineral stains if it comes into contact with iron or iron compounds in damp conditions because of its tannin content.

DISTRIBUTION
Satin wood is reported to occur in the semi-deciduous forest in West and Central Africa, and is found mostly in the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, and Congo.


COMMON USES
Satin wood was originally used as a substitute for Teak in the furniture industry for framing, fittings, and the edge lippings and facings of panels. Today it is used extensively in its own right where a very attractive, strong, stable, and durable wood is required. It appears in high-class furniture and cabinets, chairs, interior joinery, boat building, and marine piling. Selected logs are sliced for decorative veneers on furniture, flush doors, and wall panelling.

DURABILITY
The heartwood is rated as very durable and could last for more than 25 years in contact with the ground. The timber is reported to be rarely attacked by marine borers and is highly resistant to attack by termites.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES