Just Wood Australia deals solely in West Coast and Canadian Oregon. These species are not to be confused with oregon originating from other countries. The climatic conditions in which our oregon grows ensures that the grain of the timber, which determines it's strength and durability, is tight. Oregon grown is other conditions will exhibit a coarser grain making it unsuitable in many applications.
Considering that oregon is our sole product, you can be guaranteed that we make every effort to supply the best timber possible.
Pre-cut material is machined to a finish size and graded at the saw mill before being shipped to Australia. Typically this will be found in timber which has been "rougher headed" to finished sizes 147x47mm, 197x47mm and 247x47mm. Lengths start from 3.6m up to 7.2m.
Flitch is a large end section timber which is then cut-to-size to your specific requirements. Oregon is readily available from us in individual pieces up to 11.4m long and up to 400x200mm in size (depending on stock we sometimes have 500x200). It is always a surprise to people when they realise that such large sections and lengths are readily available.
Cut-to-size oregon can be finished as dressed all round, rough sawn non-appearance, rough sawn appearance or fine sawn (clean sawn).
Dressed timber is dressed by our Machinest for a planed finish.
Rough sawn non-appearance is cut from flitch, focusing on grade rather than visual appearance and as such often shows defects on the face but within the specified grade. This finish is suitable for structural non-appearance applications.
Rough sawn appearance is cut from specially selected flitch to allow for an appearance finish.
Fine sawn timber is clean cut on all four faces This is the perfect cut for a visual sawn look.
The grades produced are F7, F8, F8 FOHC and F11 FOHC. These indicate the maximum allowable defect in a piece to achieve a certain strength as stated by Australian Standards 2858-2001 "Timber-Softwood-Visually graded for structural purposes". The higher the number, the higher the grade.
We also supply free of heart centre material for all external applications. For more information on this, see Applications.
Oregon is sold in 600mm increments, starting at 1.8m up to 11.4 metres (e.g 2.4m, 3.0m, 3.6m etc).
Just Wood Australia also manufactures fascia to order with various sized grooves.
Most of our timber is green (unseasoned), which means that it has not been dried. You may experience some shrinkage but if the appropriate grade has been ordered any defects that may occur will be minimal and will not effect the quality of the Oregon.
We also stock a small amount of Kiln Dried No.2 Clear Oregon which is dried to meet the Australian Standard which is 15%. This material is suitable for boat builders and other applications.