Timber

Our Timber

Quarter Sawn Golden Burmese Teak

Mixed Sawn Golden Burmese Teak

Pyinkado

Daeng

Tabek

Mai pradoo

Teng

Makha

Takien Tong

Quarter Sawn Golden Burmese Teak

Quarter Sawn timber is produced when a log is first to cut into quarters, then each quarter is cut so that the annual rings are mostly perpendicular to the faces of each cut piece. 

Most often quarter sawn Burmese teak is used for super yacht decking, cap rails, and various other high-end marine finishes, so much so that there are various grades within the quarter sawn marine grading quality, for instance, FEQ (First European quality) quarter sawn is the basic standard of grading for exported teak to be used in marine applications, Since this is the lowest grading on an international standard, and it is what everyone seeks there is room for further divisions.

Super Prime Grade decking is, square edged teak timber and the quality of this material is that it has no visible defects, is quarter sawn on face and side, and possesses minimum grain deviation with acceptable light stripes. Generally, this category allows for the longer decking strips of 8ft and above.

Prime Grade decking is square edged teak timber and the quality of this material is that it has no visible defects, is quarter sawn on face and side, however, grain deviation and stripes are acceptable within this grade. The sizing of this category starts around 5ft and upward.

FEQ Grade quarter sawn teak is square edged teak timber and is allowed to be 95% defect free – only small healthy defects are acceptable, such as no heart, no sap, healthy small knots.

The sizing of this category usually starts from around 3ft lengths.

Mixed Sawn Golden Burmese Teak

Mixed Sawn timbers are when a piece of timber has a non-uniform grain patten i.e it varies from flat sawn to semi-quarter sawn from end to end within one piece. It can also mean that a lower grading has been used which allows for more defects to be accepted.
Flat sawn timber is made when a log is passed through the blade cutting off plank after plank without changing the orientation of the blade or log. The resulting planks have different annual ring orientations when viewed from the end.

FEQ Grade mixed sawn timber is square edged teak timber and is allowed to be 95% defect free – only small healthy defects are acceptable, such as no heart, no sap, healthy small knots.

The sizing of this category usually starts from around 3ft lengths.

Mixed grain timbers are usually are supplied as Shorts 0.9 – 1.7, Mediums 1.8 – 2.9 and Longs 3.0+

Pyinkado

Pyinkado is a reddish brown to dark red timber with beautiful grain and texture. It is heavy and durable, often locally specked with dark gummy exudations; sapwood pale reddish white. Grain straight, interlocked, or frequently wavy; texture moderately fine.

Pyinkado is a hard and extremely strong timber possessing high strength properties.

Very durable and resistant to termite attack, but not entirely immune from it. It is also resistant to marine borders. The heartwood is extremely resistant to preservative treatment and sapwood is moderately resistant. Pyinkado has twice the hardness of teak. Used for railway sleepers, piers and other sub-aqua purposes (15 years life untreated) also excellent flooring, framing, doors, windows, stairs and other heavy and structural works.

It is an important timber tree in Myanmar with a perennial growing period.

Common names, Ironwood of Myanmar, Pyinkano, Pyin.

Often mistaken for Mai Daeng (Red wood) although it is similar it should be noted that it is a different sub-species and has different working properties.

Daeng

Daeng wood is a characterful rich red-brown with dark-hued streaks. A very hard wood, it dries well and keeps its ‘luxury’ color. Its durability makes it suited for heavy load-bearing and structural use in harbors, railway construction, and flooring.

It grows in Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam

It’s uses are for heavy durable construction, flooring, railway crossties, harbor work, structural framework.

Mai pradoo

Heartwood bright yellowish red to dark brick red, streaked with darker lines, lustrous when freshly cut but becoming a dull but attractive golden brown on exposure; sapwood grayish, narrow. Texture moderately coarse; grain interlocked; has a faint spicy odor.

Rather difficult to saw, especially when dry, and also difficult to work with hand tools, turns well, dresses to a smooth finish, glues satisfactorily

The heartwood is rated as very durable and also resistant to termite attack. Sapwood liable to attack by powder-post beetles.

Heartwood extremely resistant to preservation treatments.

Can be used for decorative flooring, furniture, cabinet work (high class furniture), tool handles, billiard tables, hydraulic works (sea water), industrial or heavy flooring, sliced veneer, sleepers, bridges (parts not in contact with water or ground), vehicle or container flooring, heavy carpentry, ship building (ribs), ship building (planking and deck), turned goods, seats, exterior joinery, stairs (inside),interior joinery, sculpture.

Teng

Popularly called Burma sal, or, Siamese Sal is a hard and durable timber and also immensely strong. The color is matte reddish brown. It’s finely grained beauty is enhanced by its cool gray color.

It is normally used for the structural home component such as joists, beams, and pillars, also used for interior and exterior flooring, paneling, quality cabinet making, shingles, industrial flooring. Exposed in the open it may last 10–15 years, though if indoors it may last 50–60 years

It is distributed Across South East Asia and the common names are ‘’Taengwood ‘Balau’, ‘thitya, phchok and chaf.

Teng is a species of tree in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The botanical name Shorea obtusa is not currently recognised, the status of the genus and this species within it are in a state of uncertainty

Makha

The sapwood of afzelia is pale yellow to white, while the heartwood ranges from light brown to reddish-brown. The grain is straight and slightly interlocked. The wood has a medium luster, and the texture is somewhat coarse but even. Because Afzelia wood is so hard and strong, it is among the most valuable exotic hardwood species. It uses include fine flooring, furniture, decking, stair rails, and construction. and it has excellent resistance to attack by termites. The wood remains smooth under friction. Afzelia shows only small movement with time. The dried wood has a leather-like smell upon planning.

Occurs in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Burma, as well as regions of Africa

Used for shipbuilding (ribs, planking, decking), interior and exterior joinery such as stairs, flooring, paneling, house frames, shingles, industrial flooring, high-end cabinet making, bridges (parts not in contact with soil or water), interior and exterior panelling, furniture, cooperage, heavy carpentry, glued laminated, shingles, bridges (parts in contact with water or ground), sliced veneer.

Takien Tong

Native to South East Asia from Thailand to the Philippines, this highly versatile wood has an even texture, its yellow color darkening to clear brown on exposure.

The sapwood is generally lighter in color and is moderately well defined. The heartwood is light yellow-brown in color when fresh, darkening to a deeper brown with exposure. The surface is moderately lustrous. The grain is interlocked often giving rise to stripe figure and the texture is moderately fine and even. Resin canals with white contents occur characteristically in concentric lines on the end surface, but the wood is not resinous. It is used in a vast range of contexts, from boat-building to TV cabinets.

Has various uses: wood house framing, veneer for back or face of plywood, stairs (inside), cooperage, vehicle or container flooring, boat building, flooring, furniture components and cabinet making, railway ties, beams, desks, dining tables, wardrobes, exterior joinery, light carpentry, turned goods, fiber or particle boards, heavy construction including beams, joists, and sub-flooring.