Timber Species – An Oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus of the beech family, Fagaceae Timber Species. There are approximately 500 species of oaks. The common name “oak” also appears in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus (stone oaks). The genus Quercus is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Timberulove sources its oak from Europe. European Oak is a temperate hardwood native to most of Europe and is, in fact, the same species as English Oak.
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Siberian Larch (slow grow) is a frost-hardy tree native to western Siberia and close to the Finnish border east to the Yenisei valley. It is a medium-size to large deciduous coniferous tree reaching 20–50 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter. Therefore it is grown in Canada and the northern
United States to a limited extent. Because of its rot resistance, larch wood is especially valuable for posts, poles, railroad tie sleepers. It is also used in many velodromes around the world as the track surface including one in Manchester.
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Iroko species mostly distributed across tropical Central Africa, it is one of two species (the other being Milicia) yielding timber commonly known as African teak, iroko. The species is a large deciduous tree growing up to 50 metres (160 feet) high. The trunk is bare lower down with the first branch usually at least 20 m (66 ft) above the ground. Iroko is resistant to termites and is
used for construction, furniture, joinery, panelling, floors.
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The African Timber named Sapele comes from the city of Sapele in Nigeria, where there is a preponderance of the tree. Sapele is particularly prized for a lustrous iridescence with colours that range from light pink to brown and gold to red. It has a high density of 640 kg/m3 and interlocked grain, which can make machining somewhat difficult. Demand for sapele increased as it is used in the joinery, veneers, luxury construction projects.
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Thermowood is normally made of softwood by using extreme heat technique. The main advantage is that softwood used for Thermowood is sourced from well-managed and sustainable forests across Europe. Therefore, durability class 1–3, according to European Standard EN 350-2, can be obtained out of non durable (class 5) softwood species which makes Thermowood widely available.
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is a robust evergreen tree native to western North America. It reaches impressive heights of 50–85 meters with a trunk diameter of up to 2 meters. Valued for its strength and decay resistance, Douglas Fir wood is commonly used in construction for beams, timber framing, and decking materials.
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