Oak is a very popular choice for furniture and flooring, windows and doors, gates and fencing. Oak is strong and durable and can be stained, polished, waxed or varnished.
Idigbo is a good choice for both internal and external projects and holds up well to wear and tear. Idigbo has a straight grain, giving it a lovely clean finish.
Sapele is commonly used for furniture, flooring and musical instruments. Sapele is moderately durable and tends to darken with age.
Cherry is a smooth grained, reddish wood that is used for furnishings and floors amongst other things. Cherry wood ages from light colour to the rich colour most people recognise.
Beech is a pale coloured wood with a pinkish hue and is used in furniture, floors and cabinetry. Beech is a very popular choice.
Steam Beech is a darker colour than Beech, the steaming brings out the veining and texture of the wood. Steam Beech is used in cabinet making, furniture and flooring.
Hemlock is an excellent choice for handrails as it is very strong and dense. Hemlock ages well and hardens with age.
Pine is a popular wood that is used for storage boxes, wine racks or counters. Pine can be finished in many different ways and is often painted.
Cedar has a highly pigmented grain and a distinctive smell. Cedar has many uses from decking to beehives.
Spruce is a pale coloured wood that is often used in cabinetry and paper making. Spruce can be treated with oils, stains and varnish.
We are happy to advise you about suitable woods for the project you have in mind.
A few examples of various projects using different types of woods: