Internal Timber Options

Our standard range of timbers for internal applications is shown below – these timber species are generally available in good lengths within reasonable time frames. When selecting your preferred timber, you might want to refer to the notes at the bottom of the page to assist you in determining the best timber for your application, or download the timber species information sheets or you can always contact us for a chat.


Note- Timber classified as suitable for external use can also be used for internal applications.

Timbers from Top Left – American White Oak, Mountain Ash, Victorian Ash, Brush Box, American Red Oak, Tasmanian Oak

AMERICAN WHITE OAK Quercus alba American white oak is a very popular timber for flooring, furniture and feature walls. Colour typically ranges from cream to straw and the crown cut timber has an attractive grain pattern. A characteristic of oak is the appearance of what appears to be minor cracking along the grain giving it an aged appearance. The timber stains well and the grain is enhanced with a wiped stain that enhances the grain.

American White Oak Flooring
American White Oak showing typical grain pattern
American White Oak Battens & Panelling

MOUNTAIN ASH e.regnans Mountain Ash is one of the species contained within the Tasmanian Oak & Victorian Ash groups. Selecting a single species means less colour variation making it easier to get consistent tones in your project. The timber colour varies from cream through to straw colour and stains well to produce a consistent finish.

Mountain Ash showing typical colour variation in a floor
Mountain Ash grain is typically straight and timber is clean
Mountain Ash stains well and has consistent colour

VICTORIAN ASH e.regnans, e.delagatensis Victorian Ash is the marketing name for a group of eucalypts grown primarily in S.E Victoria. Typically the timber has less colour variation than Tasmanian Oak, but is similar in appearence. It is also quarter sawn for stability

Vic Ash flooring – unsealed showing typical variation in grain and colour
Vic Ash is a mix of 2 main species – expect colour variation as standard
Vic Ash is widely used in furniture, flooring and internal lining

BRUSH BOX Lophostemon confertusis is a high density timber which provides good resistance to splintering and wear. The colour of the heartwood can vary from a greyish pink to a reddish brown and the sapwood colour is usually paler. The timber has a fine tight grain & nice lustre giving it an attractive appearance which makes it ideal for use in linings and flooring. It has a moderate durability making it more suited to internal applications but can be used externally if not exposed to weather in cooler climates.

Brush box is highly prized for flooring due to its rich colours and hardness
Brushbox showing typical grain
A highly versatile timber, Brushbox polishes well to a rich lustre

AMERICAN RED OAK Quercus falcata, Quercus rubra American red oak stains and polishes to a highly attractive finish, making it a popular choice for architects and furniture makers around the world. It has a white to light brown sapwood with heartwood of pink to red-brown. It has less figure than white oak, due to the smaller rays, and is also more porous at the end grain. It has a coarse texture and its grain is usually straight.

Red Oak flooring showing typical colour range
Red Oak has similar but less pronounced grain to the more popular White Oak
Red Oak is popular for use in furniture, stains well and is very stable.

TASMANIAN OAK e.regnans, e.delagatensis, e.obliqua – Tasmanian Oak is a marketing name for a group of eucalypts grown in Tasmania. The mix of timbers means this timber group has variation in both the colour and the grain ranging from straw colours through to pinkish browns. Tasmanian Oak is quarter sawn for stability which makes the grain straight and relatively featureless. The timber stains well and with selection of the right coating type can produce attractive coloring and lustre.

Tasmanian Oak is often used in wall panelling where colour & grain variation is acceptable
Typical colour & variation in grain in Tas Oak which is a mix of 3 species
Tas Oak flooring is popular but care should be taken not to mark it as it’s relatively soft

Timber is a natural product and images shown are representative of the species. Colours and grain patterns will vary from board to board and samples are indicative only

If you don’t see what you like, please contact us. We suggest you take the time to view the contours lining boards and cladding profiles pages in conjunction with this page to select the profile for your timber.

Also – don’t forget to check out our coatings page to ensure your timber cladding is well protected.