There are numerous species of wood - each with their own unique characteristics that lend themselves to different applications.
This section discusses the process from tree to timber and what to consider in choosing the correct wood for the project. Structural materials include sawn timber, round timber, glue-laminated timber, panel products, plywood, and laminated veneer lumber.
There are a range of New Zealand plantation grown exotic and indigenous species to suit a range of applications including structural, appearance, engineered wood products, furniture and joinery.
Log quality is a function of size (diameter, length) shape (straightness, ovality, taper), and other external (branching) and internal (wood properties) features which can affect the suitability for a particular end use.
Structural Concepts Ltd and Kanuka Engineered Wood Products Ltd