Wood in Marine

Marine Kayak

We stock a large range of products directed at the Marine industry

Yellow Cedar

  • Very durable timber
  • Stable
  • Commonly used by major marine manufacturers in New Zealand

Finger-jointed Cedar

  • Ideal for plugs for hull and deck moulds
  • Ideal for cleats, etc
  • Great for hidden forming work
  • Cheaper than Cedar clears
  • 6.3M Lengths

Malaysian Kauri

  • Stable
  • Lightweight
  • Takes a marine glue well
  • Commonly used 

American White Ash


Cream - white colour with a course grain, ideal furniture timber especially when stained as it looks very similar to Oak. Graded for its white sapwood, but has darker olive coloured heartwood. GET A QUOTE
Botanical Name: Faxinus americana
Other Names: White Ash, American Ash
Origin: North America
  • Overview
  • Basic Info
  • Technical


Seasoning: Dries well with little degrade.
Working Qualities: Bending properties vary, but are normally very good. The wood is elastic, tough and strong relative to its weight, has good stiffness and hardness, very good shock resistance. Machines reasonably well. Good polishing and staining qualities.
Uses: High-class joinery, boat interiors, musical instruments and striking tool handles.
Price (1-10): 2


Availability: Available ex-stock in Random Widths in 25, 40, and 50mm thicknesses.
Stocked: Yes
Grade Description: FAS: A North American grade for a board to provide 83.3% (10/12ths) clear cuttings of either 3" x 7' or 4" x 5'. This means that defects such as knots, splits, and wane are permitted, but in small quantities. Suitable for furniture and joinery.
NHLA Grading Book (166 Pages) http://www.nhla.com/pdf/Rulebook.pdf
AHEC Illustrated Grading Instruction Booklet http://www.ahec.org/hardwoods/pdfs/IllustratedGradingGuide.pdf


Primary Suppliers: Cole Hardwoods, Baillie Lumber


Durability In Ground: Perishable/Non Durable
Durability Above Ground: Perishable/Non Durable
Dimension Stability (1-10): 6
Cross Cutting (1-10): 7
Shaping & Sanding (1-10): 7
Gluing (1-10): 9
Planing & Moulding (1-10): 10


Density Air Dry: 670 kg/m3


Shrinkage Radial: 3 %
Shrinkage Tangental: 4.5 %


Stability Kiln Dry: Reasonably stable

Mechanical Properties

Janka Hardness: 5.871 kN
Modulus of Rupture: 103.425 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 11.997 GPa
Strength Group unseasoned: S4
Strength Group Seasoned: SD3
Comp Strength Parallel to Grain: 51.092 MPa

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