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Cape Town: +27 21 845 4206
Gauteng: +27 11 865 1148
Email: info@numill.co.za

Numill Marketing Timber Products

Please see below a range of examples of woods we stock. Click on the images to view detailed information.

African Mahogany

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Khaya spp, Khaya ivorensis
Durability:
Moderately durable
Texture:
Medium
Colour:
Reddish brown
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
550
Uses:
Exterior joinery, interior joinery, furniture

American Basswood

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Tilia Americana
Durability:
Not durable
Texture:
Fine
Colour:
Pale white to cream
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
400
Uses:
Carvings, plywood, picture frame mouldings, shutters

American Beech

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Fagus grandifolia
Durability:
Durable
Texture:
Medium
Colour:
Light brown
Machining:
Easy to machine, fairly easy to nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
610
Uses:
Furniture, flooring

American Hard Maple

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Acer saccharum
Durability:
Slightly durable
Texture:
Fine
Colour:
White to cream
Machining:
Hard to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
740
Uses:
Sporting goods, furniture, flooring

American Poplar

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Populus spp
Durability:
Slightly durable
Texture:
Medium to fine
Colour:
Cream to light brown
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
490
Uses:
Interior joinery, turnings, furniture, plywood, flooring

American Red Oak

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Quercus rubra, spp
Durability:
Moderately durable
Texture:
Medium
Colour:
Pale red to reddish brown
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
790
Uses:
Interior joinery, veneer, furniture, flooring

American Soft Maple

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Acer rubrum
Durability:
Slightly durable
Texture:
Fine
Colour:
White to cream
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
550
Uses:
Interior joinery, turnings, furniture

American Walnut

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Juglans nigra
Durability:
Moderately durable
Texture:
Coarse
Colour:
Dark Brown to Black
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
600
Uses:
Interior joinery, furniture

American White Ash

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Fraxinus americana
Durability:
Slightly durable
Texture:
Coarse
Colour:
White to yellow
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
590
Uses:
Furniture, paneling, flooring, sporting goods

American White Oak

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Quercus alba, spp
Durability:
Moderately durable
Texture:
Medium
Colour:
Cream to yellow brown
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
770
Uses:
Exterior joinery, interior joinery, furniture, flooring

Balau

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Shorea spp
Durability:
Extremely durable
Texture:
Medium
Colour:
Yellow and reddish brown
Machining:
Moderately easy to machine, difficult to nail, screws should be pre-drilled
Density (Kg/m3):
980
Uses:
Heavy structural use, wharfs, decking, boardwalks

European Beech

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Fagus sylvatica
Durability:
Durable
Texture:
Fine
Colour:
Pink to white
Machining:
Easy to machine, fairly easy to nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
720
Uses:
Interior joinery, furniture, plywood, flooring

Iroko

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Chlorophora excelsa, Chlorophora regia
Durability:
Durable
Texture:
Medium
Colour:
Reddish Brown
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
660
Uses:
Exterior joinery, interior joinery, cladding

Keuring

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Dipterocarpus spp
Durability:
Extremely durable
Texture:
Medium
Colour:
Reddish brown to dark brown
Machining:
Difficult to machine, difficult to nail, screws should be pre-drilled
Density (Kg/m3):
750
Uses:
Heavy structural use

Kiaat

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Pterocarpus angolensis
Durability:
Moderately durable
Texture:
Medium
Colour:
Brown to dark brown with golden brown heartwood
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
670
Uses:
Furniture, veneer, turnings

Meranti

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Shorea spp
Durability:
Moderately durable
Texture:
Medium
Colour:
Reddish brown to red
Machining:
Easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
700
Uses:
Cladding, exterior joinery, interior joinery

Obeche

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Triplochiton scleroxylon
Durability:
Not durable
Texture:
Medium to fine
Colour:
White to cream
Machining:
Very easy to machine, nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
390
Uses:
Interior joinery, furniture, picture frame mouldings, plywood, shutters

Steamed European Beech

Category:
Hardwoods
Scientific Name:
Fagus sylvatica
Durability:
Durable
Texture:
Fine
Colour:
Reddish brown
Machining:
Easy to machine, fairly easy to nail and screw
Density (Kg/m3):
720
Uses:
Interior joinery, furniture, plywood, flooring

SABS Graded Structural Pine

Category:
Softwoods
Scientific Name:
Pinus elliottii, radiata
Description:
All sizes and grades of SABS graded structural pine. Available treated or untreated.

Industrial Grade Pine

Category:
Softwoods
Scientific Name:
Pinus elliottii, radiata
Description:
All sizes and grades of industrial pine timber. Available treated or untreated.

European Unsteam (White Beech)

Category:
Hardwood
Scientific Name:
Fagus sylvatica
Durability:
A moderately hard, straight-grained, even-textured wood with great strength properties.
Texture:
Grain is straight, with a fine to medium uniform texture. Moderate natural lustre.
Colour:
Even pale yellow to light tan with distinctive and characteristic dark specks.
Machining:
Overall good workability; it machines well, and glues, finishes, and turns well. Beech also responds superbly to steam-bending. It does, however, have a large amount of movement in service, so movement and wood stability must be considered.
Density (Kg/m3):
720
Uses:
Furniture, chairs, workbenches, carvings, toys, plywood, veneer, flooring.

Balau Decking

Category:
Hardwood
Scientific Name:
Shorea spp
Durability:
A moderately hard, straight-grained, even-textured wood with great strength properties.
Texture:
Has a coarse texture with medium to large pores. Grain is sometimes interlocked.
Colour:
Colour can be highly variable depending upon the species: ranging from a pale straw colour, to a darker reddish brown.
Machining:
Typically hard to work, due to its high density. Some species may have a slight blunting effect on tools due to small levels of silica present in the wood. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
Density (Kg/m3):
850
Uses:
Plywood, veneer, general construction, flooring, as well as a number of other general utility purposes.

Garapa Decking

Category:
Hardwood
Scientific Name:
Apuleia leiocarpa
Durability:
Rated as durable, though vulnerable to termites and other insect attacks
Texture:
Grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked. Uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural lustre.
Colour:
Golden to yellowish brown colour, which darkens with age. The wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift from dark to light colouring in different lighting angles.
Machining:
easy to work, despite its density. Glues and finishes well, and is about average for dimensional stability.
Density (Kg/m3):
820
Uses:
Flooring, decking, dock, and boatbuilding.

Massaranduba Decking

Category:
Hardwood
Scientific Name:
Manilkara bidentata
Durability:
Bulletwood is an incredibly strong, dense wood which has good durability in exterior applications.
Texture:
Grain straight to interlocked or wavy. Fine uniform texture with low natural lustre.
Colour:
Heartwood is a medium to dark reddish brown. Colour tends to darken with age
Machining:
Despite its high density, Bulletwood generally produces good results with both hand and machine tools, though it does exhibit an above-average dulling effect on cutters.
Density (Kg/m3):
1.080
Uses:
Heavy construction (within its natural range), decking, flooring, boatbuilding, bent parts, and turned objects

Teak

Category:
Hardwood
Scientific Name:
Baikiaea plurijuga
Durability:
Difficult workability is a two-edged sword
Texture:
Grain is straight to interlocked, with a fine, even texture and low natural lustre.
Colour:
Heartwood is a medium reddish brown, commonly with black streaks
Machining:
Can be difficult to work because of high cutting resistance
Density (Kg/m3):
890
Uses:
Flooring, veneer, millwork, fretboards, and turned objects

Rosewood

Category:
Hardwood
Scientific Name:
Guibourtia spp
Durability:
has an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio
Texture:
Grain is straight to interlocked. Has a uniform fine to medium texture and moderate natural lustre
Colour:
pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks
Machining:
Easy to work overall
Density (Kg/m3):
890
Uses:
ornamental and decorative purposes. Furniture, panelling and cabinetry

Saligna

Category:
Hardwood
Scientific Name:
Eucalyptus Grandis
Durability:
Rated as durable to very durable; poor insect resistance
Texture:
Usually straight-grained or shallowly interlocked, with a uniform medium to coarse texture.
Colour:
Heartwood colour ranges from pink to reddish brown
Machining:
Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools
Density (Kg/m3):
640
Uses:
Flooring, millwork, furniture, and boatbuilding

Rubberwood

Category:
Hardwood
Scientific Name:
Hevea Brasiliensis
Durability:
Rated as durable to very durable; poor insect resistance
Texture:
Grain is straight, with a somewhat coarse, open texture. Low natural lustre.
Colour:
Heartwood naturally a light blonde to medium tan colour
Machining:
Easy to work with both hand and machine tools
Density (Kg/m3):
595
Uses:
Furniture, cabinetry, interior millwork, kitchen woodenware (cutting boards, knife blocks, etc.), and other small, specialty wood items.