Type of Wood
Windows, doors, conservatories, gates Accoya® wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge patented technology – acetylation to create a high performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications. DI Woodworx is an approved supplier
Windows, Doors Heartwood is a golden to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards, Sapele is also known for a wide variety of other figured grain patterns, such as: pommele, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback.
Windows, Doors Idigbo is a light and moderately durable hardwood, it is commonly used as an inexpensive alternative to Oak due to its likeness when stained the same colour.
Gates Heartwood is usually a yellow to golden or medium brown, with color tending to darken over time. Pale yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Internal painted joinery Heartwood is light cream to yellowish brown, with occasional streaks of gray or green. Sapwood is pale yellow to white, not always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Can also be seen in mineral stained colors ranging from dark purple to red, green, or yellow
Oak - Fresh Sawn
Timber buildings, Porches Fresh Sawn structural oak (green oak) are freshly cut beams. Some black bore holes are acceptable.
Oak - Air Dried
External joinery, including windows, doors, gates Due to the natural drying process of Air Dried Oak, it will contain surface checking, splits, possibly an arris of sap and will be grey/silver in colour. If the size is not a standard square section it may be cut from an air dried beam so the pieces will have two weathered and two bright faces.
Oak - Kiln Dried
Internal joinery, kitchens, doors, screens, furniture Kiln dried oak boards are dried to 8 - 10% moisture. It is suitable for internal flooring (when suitably finished) furniture making or any internal use where a very low moisture content is desirable
Douglas Fir
Windows, doors, stairs Can vary in color based upon age and location of tree. Usually a light brown color with a hint of red and/or yellow, with darker growth rings. In quartersawn pieces, the grain is typically straight and plain. In flatsawn pieces, (typically seen in rotary-sliced veneers), the wood can exhibit wild grain patterns
Gates, external cladding Heartwood is a cream to light reddish brown color. Narrow sapwood is a pale yellowish white.
External cladding Heartwood ranges from yellow to a medium reddish brown. Narrow sapwood is nearly white and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Flatsawn sections can exhibit a lot of character and interesting patterns in the growth rings. Knots are common but are usually small
Windows, doors, stairs, gates Heartwood is a light brown, sometimes with a slightly reddish hue, sapwood is a pale yellow to nearly white. Color tends to darken with age.