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 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.

Suitability:

  • Cabinets
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Joinery
  • Staircase
Density (kg/m3 dry)770
Specific Gravity0.68
Modulus of Rupture (MPa dry)105
Modulus of Elasticity (GPa dry)12
Radial Shrinkage %3
Tangential Shrinkage %5
Hardness (Janka) (kN)6
FinishExcellent
StabilityGood
DurableYes
Sapwood Lyctid SusceptibleYes
MachiningExcellent
Resistance to Split in NailingGood
Resistance to Split in ScrewingGood
GluingGood
Growing Regionusa
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.