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

Tasmanian Blackwood Flooring

Acacia Melanoxylon

Blackwood flooring is setting the mark for designer interiors. The rich texture and tones of the timber grown in north-west Tasmania’s temperate rainforests is attracting interest from architects and designers nationally and internationally.

Traditionally a favourite for fine furniture makers, Blackwood flooring is now appearing in homes and commercial installations where warmth and a welcoming feel are paramount.

Blackwood flooring is a high-end product that brings a unique richness and depth to domestic and commercial projects. Renowned for its stability, and machined and dried to the highest standards, Blackwood stands the test of time.

Board Widths

Up to 160mm (wider boards on request)

Covers

2mm Overlay – 65×12, 85×12, 108×12, 133×12

Secret Nailing,End-Matched

65×19, 85x×9, 108×19, 133×19, 160×19

Suitability:

  • Flooring
Density (kg/m3 dry)665
Specific Gravity0.66
Modulus of Rupture (MPa dry)99
Modulus of Elasticity (GPa dry)13
Radial Shrinkage %1.5
Tangential Shrinkage %4
Hardness (Janka) (kN)6
FinishGood
StabilityExcellent
Sapwood Lyctid SusceptibleYes
MachiningExcellent
Resistance to Split in NailingGood
Resistance to Split in ScrewingGood
GluingGood
Growing Regiontas
AvailabilityWidely

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.