Ridgewood has been importing, wholesaling and distributing timber, panel and forestry products to the Australian market for over 30 years.

We import species from Canada, Europe, South East Asia, USA and New Zealand whilst also holding agencies and procuring local species from Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Ridgewood is PEFC certified and can provide full chain of custody with many of its timber products.

Ridgewood has a policy of only sourcing timber from countries and mills that practice sound and sustainable forestry practices.

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American Black Walnut

Juglans Nigra

The sapwood is creamy white, heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish case and
darker streaks.

Walnut can be supplied steamed, to darker sapwood or left unsteamed. Generally straight grained, but sometimes has attractive wavy or curly grain.

Also known as Black Walnut, American Walnut.

Suitability:

  • Cabinets
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Joinery
  • Staircase
Density (kg/m3 dry)609
Specific Gravity0.55
Modulus of Rupture (MPa dry)100
Modulus of Elasticity (GPa dry)11
Radial Shrinkage %3
Tangential Shrinkage %4
Hardness (Janka) (kN)5
FinishExcellent
StabilityGood
DurableNo
Sapwood Lyctid SusceptibleYes
MachiningExcellent
Resistance to Split in NailingGood
Resistance to Split in ScrewingGood
GluingGood
Growing Regionna
AvailabilityWidely

Australian Chestnut Flooring

Eucalyptus Obliqua, E.Sieberi and E.Fastigata

Australian Wormy Chestnut Flooring

Eucalyptus Obliqua, E.Sieberi and E.Fastigata

Ridgewood has a staff with over 70 years of combined experience in the timber industry which can help advise you on the correct species and product for your application or new project.