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Timber Options For Our Linear Pendants
Our timber lighting range is available in a variety of solid timbers. We primarily use Australian hardwoods sourced from Australian suppliers. Please contact us if you are after a particular timber or finish for your project.
Victorian ash can refer to the wood of either of the trees Eucalyptus regnans or Eucalyptus delegatensis, when it is sourced from the Australian state of Victoria. The same wood sourced from Tasmania is called Tasmanian oak. It is the most common (wood-based) building material used in Australia. Victorian ash timber usually has a straight grain but may also produce fiddleback markings and have visible gum veins. The heartwood ranges from pale pink to yellowish-brown and is often indistinguishable in colour from the sapwood. A dominant tree common throughout cool, mostly mountainous areas in Victoria, including stands of tall trees are found in the Otway, Dandenong, Yarra and Strzelecki ranges as well as Mount Disappointment and East Gippsland, and Tasmania, in the Huon and Derwent River valleys in the southeast of the state.
Read more about Victorian Ash here: www.woodsolutions.com.au/wood-species/hardwood/ash-victorian
(Corymbia Maculata, Corymbia Citrodora, Eucalyptus Henryi)
Spotted Gum is one of Australia’s premium native hardwoods with a striking appearance and a high degree of natural durability and strength. Spotted Gum is the common name for four timber species that grow along the east coast of Australia, from northeast Victoria to the northern tablelands of Queensland, with some occurrence in western areas of southern Queensland. The heartwood ranges from light brown through to dark red-brown hues. Sapwood is usually white to light brown in colour. The presence of a wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddleback figure.
Read more about Spotted Gum here: www.woodsolutions.com.au/wood-species/hardwood/gum-spotted
Blackwood is a medium-sized Australian hardwood that grows from eastern South Australia to southern Queensland coastal areas. In the wetter areas of Tasmania it is grown in large volumes. It is definitely an ‘appearance timber’, with a heartwood that is a rich golden brown. This is sometimes complimented by reddish streaks or a narrow band of darker colour, indicative of the growth rings. The sapwood is much paler in appearance. Blackwood has a medium and even texture. Its grain can either be straight or have a wavy fiddleback pattern.
Read more about Blackwood here: www.brittontimbers.com.au/timbers/tasmanian-blackwood/
The sapwood of American white oak is light coloured and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak. White oak therefore has more figure. Also known as Northern White Oak or Southern White Oak. White Oak is grown in North America and has a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, meaning it is sustainably grown and harvested.
Read more about White Oak here: www.brittontimbers.com.au/timbers/american-white-oak
Please note that the appearance of some timber species can vary more greatly than others, and the above images are indicative of the species although may not match your pendant exactly. If you are still unsure regarding which timber would be best suited for your project you can contact us to discuss your project or to order a timber sample. We are also able to source a variety of other timbers if you require a custom timber species for your pendant.