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 

Oregon (Douglas Fir)


Its heartwood is a pale pinkish-brown, with the sapwood being quite lighter, almost white.  It is a straight grained softwood which is relatively strong given its light weight.

It has alternating bands of high and low density timber in the annual rings resulting in uneven wear, however this is sometimes made into a feature by sandblasting them to make them stand out prominently.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern. GET A QUOTE
Botanical Name: Psuedotsuga menziesii
Origin: North America
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Seasoning: The timber seasons well
Uses: Most commonly useed for exposed rafters and beams.
Price (1-10): 2


Stocked: Yes


Density Air Dry: 470 kg/m3


Shrinkage Radial: 2.8 %
Shrinkage Tangental: 4.9 %

Mechanical Properties

Janka Hardness: 3.6 kN
Modulus of Rupture: 78.3 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 8.8 GPa


NZAS lgnitability: 14
NZAS Flame Spread: 9
NZAS Heat Evolved: 9
NZAS Smoke Developed: 3

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