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 Oak

Eucalyptus Obliqua

Heartwood pale to light brown in colour with a pinkish tinge. Sapwood is pale yellow, usually distinguishable from the heartwood.

Texture moderately coarse but even. Grain sometimes interlocked. 

Growth rings visible but not prominent. Gum veins are common.

Also known as Messmate

Suitability:

  • Cabinets
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Joinery
  • Staircase
Density (kg/m3 dry)780
Specific Gravity0.78
Modulus of Rupture (MPa dry)118
Modulus of Elasticity (GPa dry)15
Radial Shrinkage %3.5
Tangential Shrinkage %6.5
Hardness (Janka) (kN)7
FinishGood
StabilityGood
DurableNo
Sapwood Lyctid SusceptibleYes
MachiningGood
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.