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DGI DECORATIVE GLULAM PROPERTIES

Timber Botanical Name Density kg/m3 Laminate mm Thickness mm Butt Joints Radial Shrinkage % Tangential Shrinkage % Janka kN Workability Durability (Class) Strength Group
American Oak Quercus Alba 720 30 35 YES 3.0% 5.0% 6 Easy to work. Iron when in contact with damp wood may cause black tannin stain. Moderate (3) SD6
American Black Walnut Juglans nigra 610 90 32 NO 4.50% 7.80% 4.5 Easy to work, planer tear out may be a problem. Glues well. Moderate (3) SD2
Australian Cherry (Myrtle) Nothafagus Cunninghamii 710 19 35 YES 3.5% 6.6% 5.9 Easy to  glue, finish and work. There is a tendency to tear out, use sharp tool edges. Moderate (3) SD3 - SD4
Baltic Pine Pinus Sylvestris 500 42 35 NO 2.0% 4.5% 2.1 Easy to  glue, finish and work except for the knots. Moderate (3) SD6
Sydney Blue Gum Eucalyptus Saligna 850 19 35 YES 5.0% 9.0% 9.0 Relatively easy to work. Glues well. Moderate (3) SD3
Blackbutt Eucalyptus Pilularis 900 19 - - 3.0% 6.5% 9.1  - Durable (2) SD2
Brushbox Lophostemon Confertus 900 19 35 YES & NO 5.0% 10.0% 9.5 Dulls tool edges due to silica. Works and finishes well. Moderate (3) SD3
Canadian Rock Maple Acer Saccharum 740 19 35 YES 3.0% 6.0% 6.4 Easy to work. Take care in nailing. Low (4) SD4
Celery Top Pine Phyllocladus Aspelenifolius 650 19 35 YES 2.0% 4.0% 4.5 May not be easy to work with due to wood compression. Durable (2) SD5
Cypress Pine Callitris Glaucophylla 680 19 35 YES 2.5% 3.0% 6.6 Brittle but will accept nail without splitting.  Sanding dust may be irritable to some. Durable (2) SD6
Damanu Callophyllum spp. 600 33 35 YES 2.5% 4.0% 4.6 Generally easy to work. Glues well. Low (4) SD6
Damanu Slimline
87 30 YES  
European Beech Fagus Sylvatice 700 21 30 YES 4.0% 6.0% 6.0 Easy to work, glue and finish.  Pre-drilling may be required for nailing. Low (4) SD4
European Birch Betula Pubescens 670 22 35 YES 3.0% 6.0% 4.5 Easy to work, glue and finish Low (4) SD4
European Elm Ulmus Pumula 600 25 35 YES - - - Works, glues and finishes well.  Moderate (3) -
European Oak Quercus Petraea 690 25 35 YES 3.0% 6.0% 5.5 Easy to work. Iron when in contact with damp wood may cause black tannin stain. Durable (2) SD5
European Walnut Juglans Regia 640 22 35 YES 2.0% 4.0% 5.9 Easy to work. Iron when in contact with damp wood may cause black tannin stain. Moderate (3) SD4
Fijian Mahogany Swietenia Macrophylla 570 87 40 NO 1.5% 2.5% 3.6 Sharp tools are needed to avoid ‘wooliness’. Glues and nails well. Moderate (3) SD6
Hoop Pine Araucaria Cunninghamii 530 20 35 NO 2.5% 3.5% 3.4 Works and glues well. Low (4) SD5
Hoop Pine Panel
42 - 50 19 NO  
Jarrah Eucalytus Marginata 820 39 38 YES 5.0% 7.5% 8.5 Works, glues and finishes well. Care when nailing. Durable (2) SD4
Jarrah Slimline
45 30 YES  
Jarrah Panel
68-90 19 NO  
Merbau Instia Bijuga 830 45 30 YES 1.5% 2.5% 8.6 May have gum build up on cutting tools. Saw dust may be irritable to some. Durable (2) SD3
N.G. Rosewood Pterocarpus Indicus 615 30 35 YES 1.0% 2.0% 4.7 Easy to work, glue and finish. Durable (2) SD5
N.G. Rosewood Slimline
87 30 YES  
Nyatoh Palaquium spp. 650 45 30 YES 5.0% 6.5% - Dulls tool edges due to silica but usually works and finishes well. Low (4) SD7
Pacific Teak Vitex Cofassus 800 63 33 No 3.5% 6.0% 5.0 Easy to work. Glues well. Durable (2) SD4
Radiata Pine Pinus Radiata 500 33 35 NO 3.0% 4.5% 3.3 Easy to works except for the knots. Low (4) SD6
Recycled Red Hardwood Mixed species 700-950 80 40 NO  n/a  n/a  n/a  -  n/a  n/a
Recycled Brown Hardwood Mixed species 700-950 80 40 NO  n/a  n/a  n/a  -  n/a  n/a
Recycled Oregon Douglas Fir 560 80 40 NO 2.5% 4.0% 3.1 Care is needed when dressing and nailing. Low (4) SD5
River Red Gum Eucalyptus Rostrata 900 60 30 YES 4.0% 8.0% 10.0 Care is needed when dressing due to its interlocked grain. Durable (2) SD5
Rosegum E. Grandis 750 90 32 NO 4.50% 7.50% 8 Works, glues and finishes well Moderate (3) SD4
Spotted Gum C. Maculata 790 90 32 NO 4.30% 6.10% 11 Not difficult to work with. Somewhat corrosive to aluminium Durable (2) SD2
Tasmanian Blackwood Acacia Malanoxylon 640 19 35 YES 1.5% 4.0% 5.9 Easy to work, glue and finish.  Sanding dust may be irritable to some. Moderate (3) SD4
Tasmanian Blackwood Slimline
63 30 YES  
Tasmanian Oak E.regnans, obliqua, deligatensis 700-750 30 35 YES & NO 2.1 - 6.6% 8.5 - 13.0% 5.0 Easy to work, glue and finish. Low (4) SD3
Tasmanian Oak Slimline
87 30 NO  
Tasmanian Oak Panel
90 19 NO  
Tulip Oak Argyrodendron Actinophyllum 850 40 30 NO 4.5% 8.5% 7.3 - Low (4) SD3

Timber availability and manufacturing specifications may vary from time to time.

 

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