Timber

We use engineered Scandanavian Redwood for our standard joinery.
Below are some of the other timber species we use at Wyre Forest Woodcraft

ACCOYA

Accoya wood is a perfect solution for exterior joinery where aesthetics, less frequent maintenance, dimensional stability, durability and insulation value are key factors. Accoya’s versatility makes it ideal for use in residential, commercial and industrial structures. For doors and window frames, Accoya is the material of choice. Not only does it have extremely low thermal conductivity but it matches or exceeds the durability and dimensional stability of the best tropical hardwoods helping to prevent doors or windows jamming and becoming difficult to open and close in bad weather. It can be opaque coated or, for those wishing to enjoy the natural look of wood, translucent coated. Accoya’s low maintenance requirements add to its cost effectiveness and environmental credentials.

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RED GRANDIS

Generic specific name : Eucalyptus grandis
Geographical area : South America
Durability : Durable/moderately durable
Appearance : Light red to pinkish brown, mild grain with even texture
Sawn : Square-edged, FAS, strips and random
Drying : Kiln dried
Spec : 1.8m and longer, 75mm and wider
Weight : 595kg/m³ average
Uses : Furniture, mouldings, exterior and interior joinery

SAPELE

Generic specific name : Entandophragma cyclindricum
Geographical area : West Africa
Durability : Moderately durable
Appearance : Pinkish brown to reddish copper-brown, moderately interlocked and sometimes wavy grain with fine texture
Sawn : Square-edged, FAS
Drying : Kiln dried and fresh-sawn
Spec : 1.8m and longer, 100mm and wider
Weight : 640kg/m³ average
Uses : Joinery, furniture, shopfitting

IROKO

Genetic specific name: Chlorophora excelsa
Geographical area: Western Africa
Durability: very durable
Appearance: light yellow to dark golden brown, interlocked
and typically irregular grain with fine and even texture
Sawn: square-edged, FAS
Drying: kiln-dried
Spec: 1.8m & longer, 100mm & wider
Weight: 642kg/m³ average
Uses: interior and exterior joinery, boat building, constructional work

IDIGBO

Genetic specific name: Terminalia ivorensis
Geographical area: Western Africa
Durability: durable
Appearance: yellow to yellow-brown, generally straight but
occasionally irregular or interlocking grain with medium to coarse texture
Sawn: square-edged, FAS
Drying: kiln-dried
Spec: 1.8m & longer, 100mm & wider
Weight: 545kg/m³ average
Uses: furniture, interior and exterior joinery

OAK, EUROPEAN

Genetic specific name: Quercus robur
Geographical area: Europe
Durability: moderately durable
Appearance: light brown with a golden hue, usually straight
grain but can be wavy with medium to coarse texture
Sawn: square-edged and log-sawn
Drying: air-dried and kiln-dried
Spec: 1.8m & longer, 100mm & wider
Weight: 720kg/m³ average
Uses: joinery, furniture, flooring, cladding

ASH, AMERICAN

Genetic specific name: Faxinus spp
Geographical area: North America
Durability: non-durable
Appearance: white to pale yellow, bold and straight grain
with medium texture
Sawn: square-edged, FAS
Drying: kiln-dried
Spec: 2.4m & longer, 100mm & wider
Weight: 660kg/m³ average
Uses: internal joinery, flooring, tool handles