ApplicationsStaircase components, benchtops and panels, windows and doors, lining, solid flooring, custom moulding, furniture and joinery
CharacteristicsEasy to work/cut/stain/build, crown cut, straight line edged, fault docked, stain to suit your needs
Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) supplies Australia with a sustainable supply of America's most popular hardwood -American Oak-. The attractive hardwood is processed in Victoria, handpicked by region and colour, graded and packed to meet Australian manufacturer’s requirements.
Since it is processed in Australia, all American Oak by ASH is graded to ‘Australian Standards’ and processes. Packs are supplied in manageable ~1.5m cubic metre packs, set width x set thickness x random lengths, straight-line cut after drying and defect docked. The process results in an improved price, and a well-graded, straight and stable hardwood product with no grade surprises that is fit for Australia’s volume markets and accessible to everyone.
American Oak by ASH is a sustainable timber that has seen an increase in the growth of trees by 130%. The PEFC controlled hardwood is carefully selected to ensure the best sustainability practices are met. American Oak is usually grown on longer rotations, is selectively harvested, and it takes 0.57 seconds to grow 1m3.
1069kg per cubic metre of American Oak is stored carbon. Compared to other building materials or softwood, this is far more helpful for life-cycle assessment and embodied energy considerations.
|Colour||Blonde to light brown|
|Grain||Straight open and even-grained and coarse-textured|
|Moisture content||Medium-density 730 KG/m3|
|Stability||High (back sawn)|
|Bending||Medium bending strength|
|Nail holding||Very Good|
|Durability||Above ground – Class 3|
- Straight line edged
- Set dimensioned
- Crown cut
- Fault docked
- 20% waste saving
- Gauged to thickness
- Small packs
- Sustainable resource
- Machines well
- Select grade
- Stains well