TIMBERS

Characteristics of timber

Timber is a material from the natural world, and each individual piece has characteristics that contribute to its unique beauty. These characteristics occur across all timber species.

  • Variations in the natural grain, for example, density and pattern – within a single piece of timber, and between one piece and another.
  • Differences in colour – within a single piece of timber, and between one piece and another.
  • The presence of knots, whorls and scars.
  • Uneven absorption of finishes and tints into the natural grain – within a single piece of timber, and between one piece and another.

American Oak

American Walnut

American Maple

American Ash

Blackbutt

Tasmanian Blackwood

Victorian Ash

Tasmanian Oak

Wormy Chestnut

FINISHES

All timber surfaces are finished with Osmo Polyx Oil. The benefit of Osmo is that it forms two levels of protection – oils that penetrate into the timber and waxes that remain on the surface. The penetrating oils also nourish the timber to ensure that it allows for natural movement. The result is that if the top layer of the finish gets damaged it can be re-finished, but the oils will protect the deeper layers of the timber.

* All samples shown are American Oak – please note the sample can vary slightly from the end product due to the natural characteristics of timber.

A clear finish is applied to the timber in a Matt, Semi-Matt, Satin or Gloss sheen. Some timbers, such as American Black Walnut benefit from having a satin finish to accentuate the colour and grain.

This finish keeps the timber closer to its natural colour, and is used mainly on lighter coloured timbers.

A stain is used to darken the timber and accentuate the natural grain. A clear coat of Osmo is applied as a protective layer.

A stain is used that turns the timber black but keeps the natural grain visible. A clear coat of Osmo is applied as a protective layer.

Natural

Raw

Smoked

Blackout