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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Australian Chestnut Flooring

Eucalyptus Obliqua, E.Sieberi and E.Fastigata

Australian Wormy Chestnut Flooring

Eucalyptus Obliqua, E.Sieberi and E.Fastigata

Merbau

Instia Palembanica, Bijuga

Sapwood is well defined and pale yellow in colour. Heartwood is yellowish to orange brown when fresh, weathering to brown or dark red brown.

Grain is interlocked. Texture is coarse but even. Growth rings are distinct.

Vessels are often filled with a yellow or a white deposit. which is conspicuous on surface. The dark brown gummy substance readily leaches out in water.

Also known as Kwila.

Suitability:

  • Cladding
  • Decking
  • External
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Joinery
  • Staircase
  • Structural
Density (kg/m3 dry)830
Specific Gravity0.83
Modulus of Rupture (MPa dry)147
Modulus of Elasticity (GPa dry)18
Radial Shrinkage %1.5
Tangential Shrinkage %2.5
Hardness (Janka) (kN)9
FinishGood
StabilityGood
DurableYes
Sapwood Lyctid SusceptibleYes
MachiningGood
Resistance to Split in NailingFair
Resistance to Split in ScrewingGood
GluingGood
Growing Regionapac
AvailabilityAvailable

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.