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 Hard Maple

Acer Saccharum

The sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown.

The amount of darker brown heartwood varies. Can contain pith fleck. 

The wood has a close, fine texture and is generally straight grained, but also occurs as “curly”, “fiddleback”, and “birds-eye”.

Also known as Sugar Maple, Rock Maple, Black Maple.

Suitability:

  • Cabinets
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Joinery
  • Staircase
Density (kg/m3 dry)705
Specific Gravity0.63
Modulus of Rupture (MPa dry)109
Modulus of Elasticity (GPa dry)13
Radial Shrinkage %3
Tangential Shrinkage %6
Hardness (Janka) (kN)6.5
FinishExcellent
StabilityGood
DurableNo
Sapwood Lyctid SusceptibleYes
MachiningGood
Resistance to Split in NailingFair
Resistance to Split in ScrewingFair
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.