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Similar to Pine found in most Builders Merchants but of higher quality (around 90% knot free).
(Not to be confused with the inferior white wood found in most DIY stores and used by most low cost Staircase makers)
Suitable for Painting or Staining.
If Waxing with no other finish, seal first with Sanding Sealer, flat down with fine Glasspaper and then Wax.


Although a Pine, this Timber is harder and heavier than Mahogany with virtually no knots and finishes well with Oil or Varnish
As with Redwood Pine, If Waxing with no other finish, seal first with Sanding Sealer, flat down with fine Glasspaper and then Wax.


Another high quality Pine that finishes excellent with Oil but Varnish tends to lessen the grain and colour
Again if Waxing with no other finish, seal first with Sanding Sealer, flat down with fine Glasspaper and then Wax.


Redwood Pine

Yellow Pine

Douglas Fir

This is a very smooth Hardwood which can be used to stain as darker colours or
Perfect for a better Painted finish.
Natural Colour varies from White to dark Green.


Poplar

Beech

Very smooth Timber used extensively in the Furniture Industry.
Rather plain compared to other Timbers but next to Maple is probably the easiest Timber to bring to a finish.
Can be just waxed but three coats of finishing Oil first improves the colour.
Only available up to 3mts in length so cannot be used on straight flight Stairs.


Very similar to African and Brazilian  Mahogany  and with both of these Timbers either unavailable or very expensive, Sapele (Sap ee lee) is the best choice for a polished Mahogany appearance.


Sapele

Ash

American White Oak

Cherry

Very hard Timber with striking grain patterns.
Finished with Oil turns golden in colour.

Sanding sealer and Wax leaves  gives the lightest colour
Can be stained any colour such as Oak or Mahogany but still leaving the good grain showing.


A very nice close grained Hardwood that finishes easily with Oil , Wax or Varnish.
Reddish Brown in colour with good grain patterns..


Can be finished with just finishing Oil or stained first with water or spirit based stain to change the colour to the various shades associated with Oak, such as Light, Medium, Dark, Tudor etc.


Similar to White Oak with a slightly better grain.


The hardest & smoothest Timber in our range.
Can be just sealed and waxed for a top class finish or one or two coats of finishing Oil before waxing improves the colour.


European Oak

Maple

Black Walnut

Colour varies from deep brown to Black.

Finishes to a deep lustrous finish with Oil.

Details of types of Timber available

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Beech