North American Hardwood Species


American Black Cherry

The heartwood of American cherry timber varies from rich red to reddish-brown. Excellent for turning/carvng. Used in furniture, joinery & boatuilding

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American Black Walnut

American black walnut hardwood timber is a rich dark chocolate brown to purplish-black. Used in furniture, interior joinery, boatbuilding, instrument

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American Hard Maple

American hard maple timber is cream-white with a pinkish tinge. Straight grain, sometimes curly/wavy. Hardwood used in furniture, joinery & flooring

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American Red Oak

American red oak timber resembles other oaks with a pale yellow-brown to pink colour, but has a reddish tinge. Used in flooring, furniture, joinery

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American White Ash

American white ash sapwood is white in colour with a pronounced grain. The timber has good steam bending & is used for furniture, joinery & handles

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American White Oak

American white oak timber is a pale yellow-brown biscuit colour with characteristic silver grain figure. Used in furniture, flooring & joinery

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Rosenfeld Kidson, as timber merchants acknowledge the importance of conserving the world’s greatest renewable resource.

We are pleased to advise that we carry Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification that enables us to sell timber that carries either FSC certification (SGS-COC-006703) or PEFC certification (SGS-PEFC/COC-0993).

FSC certified timber and PEFC certified timber undergo independent, third-party audited certification procedures at every step of the supply chain. This provides designers, specifiers, architects and consumers absolute assurance that those forest and wood products labelled as FSC certified or PEFC certified originate from legal sources, which are managed to prescribed social, economic and environmental standards.

As a New Zealand timber supplier offering the country’s largest range and quantity of specialist certified timbers we believe that stocking FSC & PEFC certified timber is essential for our continued growth. A major part of our timber range has FSC or PEFC certification and we are continually striving to increase this.

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