J. W. Timber Ltd carry FIVE species of softwood at all times.
EUROPEAN REDWOOD (PINUS SYLVESTRIS also known as JOINERY SOFTWOOD)
Also known as Pine or joinery softwood.
We keep stocks in thicknesses of:
25mm and 38mm x 150mm and 225mm widths.
50mm, 63mm, 75mm and 100mm in 225mm widths.
Grade - Unsorted (A mix of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade also known as joinery grade).
EUROPEAN WHITEWOOD (PICEA ABIES)
We keep stocks in long lengths milled to 32mm x 245mm for staircase work.
AMERICAN SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE (PINUS PALUSTRIS AND ELLIOTTII)
We keep stocks of 25mm, 32mm, 38mm and 50mm thick in 300mm widths.
Grade - 25mm, 32mm and 38mm Saps Grade. 50mm Prime and Better.
WESTERN RED CEDAR (THUJA PLICATA)
We keep stocks of 25mm and 50mm in stock, other thicknesses available to order.
Grade - No 2 / 3 Clear and Better.
DOUGLAS FIR (PSUEDOTSUGA MENZIESII)
Also known as British Colombian Pine and Oregon Pine
We keep stocks in thicknesses of 25mm to 100mm in random widths.
Grade - No.2 / 3 Clear and Better.
For images and further information about our softwood range please see the below;
Durability & Density: Non- Durable & 510 kg/M³
Colour: Reddish Brown to pale Creamy White.
Characteristics: Growth rings evident, generally knotty and lightly resinous.
Working properties: Machines reasonably well though knots and splits may need care.
Uses: Interior & Exterior Joinery.
Durability & Density: Non Durable and 470kg/m3
Colour: White to light yellowish-brown
Characteristics: Can be knotty with occasional splits
Working Properties: Machines reasonably well though knots and splits may need care.
Uses: (Interior Joinery) particularly stair work.
Durability & Density: Moderately Durable & 660 kg/M³
Colour: Yellowish to Brown.
Characteristics: Very distinct growth rings and very resinous.
Working properties: Though quite hard it machines reasonably well and resin may cause sticking.
Uses: Interior Joinery particularly staircases.
Moderately Durable & 530 kg/M³
Colour: Reddish Brown with pale sapwood.
Characteristics: Distinct growth rings and quite resinous.
Working properties: Machines reasonably well. Tendency to crush a little when mortising.
Uses: Interior & Exterior Joinery, Heavy construction.
Durability & Density: Durable & 390 kg/M³ when dried.
Colour: Whitish to Pinky Brown.
Characteristics: Apparent growth rings with few knots. Distinct Cedar smell.
Working properties: Difficult to get a completely smooth finish especially when damp.
Uses: Exterior Joinery but mainly cladding.