Characterised by its stability and durability, Tasmanian Oak is one of the most common timbers in the state and loved for a wide range of interior projects. Bringing warmth to any space, it is available in pale blonde and honey tones, and is both cost effective and readily available.
A high-quality Australian hardwood, Tasmanian Oak is very similar to Victorian Ash. Grown throughout Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales, this timber is incredibly versatile, and is used in a wide range of projects, including flooring and internal joinery. We supply Tasmanian Oak boards from quarter-cut logs, ensuring maximum dimensional stability.
Incredibly versatile, Tasmanian Oak timber is the ideal choice for a wide range of internal projects. With a consistent colour, it’s perfect for everything from flooring to framing, and everything in between – including panelling, staircases, architraves, benchtops, and furniture.
Featuring a moderately course texture and predominantly straight grain, Tasmanian Oak is loved for its light, creamy colour rather than its grain – warming any space with its pale pink, honey and golden tones, it’s an excellent choice for interior applications. However, wavy grain and gum veins are also common, ensuring your finished project is as attractive as it is unique.
If you’re in need of a strong, stable timber that is easy to work with, then look no further than Tasmanian Oak. This timber is also easy to plane, sand and glue. Ideal for interior applications, it takes well to most finishes, including paints, oils and stains – ensuring you can match it to other timbers throughout the space with ease.
A moderately strong timber, you can be confident your Tasmanian Oak has the durability to stand the test of time. With an above-ground lifespan of up to 15 years, it’s the perfect choice for interior applications, such as flooring and furniture. With natural termite resistance and no susceptibility to lyctid borers, it holds favour with a wide variety of trades.
With a very high shrinkage rate, it is critical that you invest in pre-treated and pre-dried timber to ensure no cracking occurs following installation. On average, tangential shrinkage can vary between 3 to 12% (with Tasmanian Oak timber reaching 13.3%), whilst common radial shrinkage rates sit between 3 and 5% (with the Oak reaching 6.6%).
If you love the look and feel of hardwood timber, but you’re unsure if it can be used in your application due to the surrounding environment, then it is worth checking the BAL rating of the timber in question. Tasmanian Oak has not been tested for bushfire resistance, so it is only suitable for interior use in certain areas, especially if the project is in a fire prone suburb.
As a fast-growing species, Tasmanian Oak timber is the ideal choice for plantations, and as such, is readily available across Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales. Not only that, its availability ensures it’s one of the more affordable hardwoods on the market – perfect for those who want to achieve the look for less.
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Everist Timber supplies an extensive range of tasmanian oak timber across many Melbourne areas, including: Berwick, Cranbourne, Flinders, Frankston, Mt Martha, Rosebud, Somerville, Mt Eliza, Red Hill, Sorrento, Hastings, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland.