Hardwood Timber Supplier

You know that the best quality hardwood can give you a perfect finish today and durability for the future so it is important to select the right hardwood at the right price for the job.  As a leading North East hardwood timber supplier, we know that too and we are more than happy to help you through the selection process if you need assistance or advice.

We stock a wide range of hardwoods from Europe, America and the rest of the world, you can see the main hardwoods we supply listed to the right. If what you need is not in stock we can obtain it from our wide network of contacts. All stock items are priced to order; we are happy to give you a quotation. Call us on 0191 4173724 to discuss your needs or keep us on record for the next time you need a reliable hardwood timber supplier.

Time from order to delivery is usually 2-3 days; additional services may take a little longer.

All timber can be cut or machined, and can be cross cut to length. Boards can be ripped to size, and profiles can be created to any size or shape. We offer a finishing service including lacquering and staining, and our hardwood timber can be given a fire retardant treatment.

All the hardwood timber we supply is grown in well managed forests. The entire chain of custody is documented in line with our environmental policy and certifications so you know exactly what you are buying and where it came from. 

American Ash

Amercian Ash Hardwood Grain

American Ash is a light-coloured hardwood timber grown extensively in the USA and Canada. It typically has a straight grain and offers good strength for its weight. American Ash can be steam bent and takes glue, nails and screws well, making it ideal for furniture, cabinets and shelving. It can be worked well with power or hand tools.

American Ash is highly popular for indoor joinery projects and boatbuilding, and also for sports equipment such as baseball bats. It is lighter and more flexible than some other hardwoods, though it is not as durable.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your American Ash timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being an American Ash timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

American Oak

American Oak Hardwood Grain

American Oak is a heavy hardwood timber with a fairly coarse texture and straight grain, grown in eastern USA and Canada. It is not as durable as European oak, but it is a heavy, hard wood popular for many applications including furniture, flooring and heavy-duty items such as railroad ties.

American Oak responds well to turning, planning and steam bending though pre-boring is advisable before nailing or screwing, and the wood can react to iron fittings causing discolouration. American oak stains well, making it a good choice for quality kitchens and furniture.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your American Oak timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being an American Oak timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

Beech

Beech Hardwood Grain

Beech is widely grown in Europe and parts of Asia. It is usually a pale brown colour but can be steamed to create a pinkish/reddish brown. Beech has a straight grain and a fine texture, making it ideal for staining or dying.

Beech is primarily used for indoor projects including surfaces (worktops and flooring) and furniture. It responds well to steam bending , machining and turning. The wood is strong and hard-wearing, resisting abrasion and shock well. To create durable items that retain their good looks. Like many hardwoods, Beech should be pre-bored before nailing or screwing.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your Beech timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being a Beech timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

European Oak

European Oak Hardwood Grain

European Oak is grown across Europe and also in parts of America and North Africa. It is a dense, heavy and very strong hardwood with good resistance to crushing and bending loads. It is usually tan to light brown in colour; with an oil finish a golden brown colour can be achieved. The grain is usually straight with some knots.

European Oak is ideal for both indoor and outdoor projects. It glues and bends well if steamed, though as with most hardwoods pre-boring is advised before nailing or screwing. It is widely used for heavy applications such as construction as well as highly decorative furniture.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your European Oak timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being a European Oak timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

Iroko

Iroko Hardwood Grain

Iroko is a hardwood from West Africa, often called ‘African Teak’. It is not related to teak, but the wood is similar with an orange-brown to fairly dark brown colour. Iroko is widely used as a substitute for teak, which is expensive and difficult for a timber merchant to source. If used for outdoor applications and left untreated, Iroko will go a silver-grey colour over time.

Iroko is not difficult to work with, though it splinters easily and a dust mask is advisable. It is fairly strong and hard, and lighter than some other hardwoods. Iroko is widely used for flooring and veneers, and outdoors for garden furniture.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your Iroko timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being an Iroko timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

Maple

Maple Hardwood Grain

Varieties of Maple are grown in Europe and America. Hard maple, or Sugar Maple, is a heavy and strong hardwood with good resistance to abrasion and general wear. It can be steam bent, and is generally well suited to applications ranging from hardwood flooring and worktops too doors and furniture.

Maple has a straight grain and a fine texture. It is very light in colour, with darker streaks, and can be given a tan colour with an oil finish. It is not an ideal choice for outdoor furniture but is highly suitable for many indoor applications.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your Maple timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being a Maple timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

Meranti

Meranti Hardwood Grain

Meranti is sometimes known as Philippine Mahogany. It is often used as a substitute, since Mahogany is scarce and difficult for a timber merchant to source. Meranti ranges in colour from a light pink to a dark purple. As hardwoods go it is average in terms of strength and durability.

Meranti is fairly easy to work and suitable for nailing and gluing, but does not bend well. It is widely used for veneers and flooring as well as general indoor projects, and is a common substitute for mahogany in projects such as window frames and conservatories.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your Meranti  timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being a Meranti timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

Sapele

Sapele Hardwood Grain

Sapele is a West African hardwood which resembles mahogany and is sometimes used as a substitute. It is moderately hard and heavy, offering fairly good strength against both bending and crushing loads. Sapele is not difficult to work with either machine or hand tools, but can tear.

Sapele is red-brown in colour, which can be enhanced with an oil finish. It has a variable grain and is widely used for indoor and outdoor applications including furniture, cabinets, windows and doors. It is also suitable for veneers and hardwood flooring.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your Sapele timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being a sapele timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

Tulipwood

Tulipwood Hardwood Grain

Tulipwood, also known as American Poplar, is grown in the Eastern USA and is typically light grey in colour. As hardwoods go it is relatively soft, which makes it very suitable for painting and staining. Tulipwood has a straight grain and even texture, and is easy to work with. It takes nails and screws easily and glues well.

Tulipwood is suitable for light construction and most indoor applications such as doors, cabinets and furniture, but is not well suited to outdoor use. It is not generally considered decorative in its own right, so is typically painted or used for structural purposes within a veneered project.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your Tulipwood timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being a Tulipwood timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

Walnut

Walnut Hardwood Grain

Walnut is a hardwood grown in the USA and Canada. It is notable for its excellent finish and can be easily stained. Walnut is typically used for high-quality furniture, cabinets, panelling and flooring as well as decorative and carved items. It is well suited to indoor and outdoor use.

Walnut is hard but not especially dense as hardwoods go. It offers moderate crushing and bending strength and can be steam bent without undue difficulty. The grain is typically straight but can have wavy areas. Walnut is typically light to dark brown, but can be purplish-black in colour.

Why not try Timber Direct (NE) Ltd as your Walnut timber supplier. Call us now for prices or to discuss your requirements.  As well as being a Walnut timber supplier we can also machine and finish a large range of hardwoods.

 

Hardwoods in Stock

We currently supply the following hardwoods throughout the UK. Click on the links below to find out more about each timber type.