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

Western Red Cedar

Thuja Plicata

Heartwood variable, from pale brown to dark brown. Sapwood is yellowish white.

Texture fine but uneven due to the prominent growth rings. Grain straight. Not resinous.

Also known as Red Cedar, American Cedar.

Suitability:

  • Cabinets
  • Cladding
  • Decking
  • External
  • Joinery
Density (kg/m3 dry)380
Specific Gravity0.38
Modulus of Rupture (MPa dry)54
Modulus of Elasticity (GPa dry)8
Radial Shrinkage %1.5
Tangential Shrinkage %3
Hardness (Janka) (kN)2
FinishGood
StabilityExcellent
DurableYes
Sapwood Lyctid SusceptibleNo
MachiningGood
Resistance to Split in NailingGood
Resistance to Split in ScrewingGood
GluingGood
Growing Regionna
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.