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
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
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
Rough sawn appearance is
cut from specially selected flitch to allow for an appearance
Fine sawn timber is clean
cut on all four faces This is the perfect cut for a visual
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
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,
Just Wood Australia also
manufactures fascia to order with various sized
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.