Timber Selection.

We have a selection of timbers to suit different applications and aesthetics. A brief profile of our most requested timbers is featured. Barwon Timber is capable of sourcing and working with other species, please contact our timber team for more information. Timber is a natural product; please keep the following in mind when designing.

  • The timber we supply to your project will be unique. It will vary in colour and feature. The information, showroom displays and samples we provide are a guide only.
  • Timber is a natural product and will respond to the local environment. This will include slight expansion and contraction and silvering off over time if left uncoated externally. Many good designers consider this when using timber and have created beautiful timber design elements that have a very long service life. We are happy to help you to select the most appropriate timber for your design.
  • Much of our timber is supplied in random lengths.
  • Technical information we supply is a guide only and should be checked against relevant industry and Australian standards.
  • All species and timber sizes are subject to availability. Each customisation process will have its own lead time.

Please contact our timber team for more information.


WHITE CYPRESS

Callitris glauca / Callitris columellaris

A rustic, golden timber with prominent knots.

  • In ground durability: 2
  • Above ground durability: 1
  • Highest BAL rating: –
  • Janka (hardness) rating: 6.5
  • Can be used internally and externally.
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WHITE CYPRESS Product Shot


QUEENSLAND BLACKBUTT

Eucalyptus pilularis

A magnificent subtle timber in brown and blonde tones.Blackbutt has a beautiful sheen when oiled.

  • In ground durability: 2
  • Above ground durability: 1
  • Highest BAL rating: BAL-29
  • Janka (hardness) rating: 9.1
  • Can be used internally and externally
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QUEENSLAND BLACKBUTT Product Shot


QUEENSLAND IRONBARK

Eucalyptus paniculata and Eucalyptus sideroxylon

An excellent and highly durable specie. Our Ironbark is a mix of Grey and Red Ironbark displaying attractive grain patterns.

  • In ground durability: 1
  • Above ground durability: 1
  • Highest BAL rating: BAL-19
  • Janka (hardness) rating: 13
  • Can be used internally and externally.
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QUEENSLAND IRONBARK Product Shot


QUEENSLAND SPOTTED GUM

Eucalyptus maculata and Corymbia citriodora

Our most favoured cladding and decking specie, loved for its warm colourings and grain pattern.

  • In ground durability: 2
  • Above ground durability: 1
  • Highest BAL rating: BAL-29
  • Janka (hardness) rating: 11
  • Can be used internally and externally.
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QUEENSLAND SPOTTED GUM Product Shot


QUEENSLAND FOREST REDS

Eucalyptus saligna, Eucalyptus sideroxyon, Eucalyptus tereticornis

Forest Reds are a mix of Bluegum, Ironbark and Forest Red Gum. Forest Reds display beautiful deep red colouring.

  • In ground durability: 2
  • Above ground durability: 1
  • Highest BAL rating: BAL-19
  • Janka (hardness) rating: 11
  • Can be used internally and externally.
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QUEENSLAND FOREST REDS Product Shot


TASMANIAN BLACKWOOD 

Acacia melanoxylon

Blackwood displays rich colours and grain patterns. It creates a striking internal feature.

  • In ground durability: 3
  • Above ground durability: 3
  • Highest BAL rating:¬† not tested
  • Janka (hardness) rating: 5.9
  • Not suitable for outdoor applications.
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QUEENSLAND FOREST REDS Product Shot


TASMANIAN MESSMATE

Eucalyptus obliqua

Tasmanian Messmate (Oak) is our most popular lining choice. It has brown and blonde boards.

  • In ground durability: 3
  • Above ground durability: 3
  • Highest BAL rating: not tested
  • Janka (hardness) rating: –
  • Not suitable for outdoor applications.
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TASMANIAN MESSMATE Product Shot


VICTORIAN SILVERTOP ASH

Eucalyptus sieberi

Silvertop Ash is loved for its natural feature and rustic characteristics. It is also highly fire resistant. Silvertop Ash is not visually graded.

 

  • In ground durability: 3
  • Above ground durability: 2
  • Highest BAL rating: BAL-29
  • Janka (hardness) rating: 9.5
  • Can be used internally and externally.
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VICTORIAN SILVERTOP ASH Product Shot


OREGON – DOUGLAS FIR FIR

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Our Oregon is from the USA and Canada and we have been cutting and machining it from high quality select merch, free of heart flitches for over 30 years. We are able to source and machine large Oregon sections enabling designers to create bold timber designs.

  • In ground durability: 4
  • Above ground durability: 4
  • Janka (hardness) rating: 3.2
  • Requires treatment for external applications.
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OREGON – DOUGLAS FIR Product Shot


WESTERN RED CEDAR

Thuja plicata

A much loved specie with timeless appeal. We have been machining Cedar consistently for over thirty years. We source our Cedar from the USA and Canada. It is light weight and very easy to work with.

  • In ground durability: 3
  • Above ground durability: 2
  • Janka (hardness) rating: 1.6
  • Can be used internally and externally.
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WESTERN RED CEDAR Product Shot

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