OUR TIMBER

Responsible Timber Sourcing

Statesman Doors is committed to ensuring our timbers are sourced from legal and well managed forests that have been certified to credible internationally recognised standards. In an imperfect world we recognise that we need to continuously improve the sustainability level of our sourcing by favouring stricter and more credible certification and verification standards and by avoiding sourcing from unknown or unsustainable sources.

Currently we endeavour to ensure that all our timbers have either FSC or PEFC certification or are verified under the Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK)

In Australia, legislation designed to promote the trade in legally logged timber and timber products was passed in 2012 ( www.agriculture.gov.au/forestry/policies/illegal-logging ). We comply with all the requirements of the act.

Timber Species

We utilise a range of timber species in the manufacture of our products to provide you with a choice of timber colour, grain and texture that provides plenty of scope to match any decor or colour scheme. Most of the range are suitable for either staining or painting. Following is a a brief description of each of the species, their source and certification. Please note that the colours and grain patterns can vary widely from the examples shown, but the photographs are intended as a reasonable guideline as to what you might expect in the selected timber. It should be appreciated that timber is a natural product and therefore no two pieces are exactly the same.

Durian

Source:

Malaysia

Scientific Name:

Durio spp., Neesia spp., Bombax spp., Coelostegia spp., Kostermansia spp. Family: Bombaceae

Certification:

FSC

Range:

Used primarily as a timber core material in a number of our ranges..

Knotty Alder – Certification is FSC

Source:

North America

Scientific Name:

Alnus rubra

Certification:

FSC

Color:

Red Alder tends to be a light tan to reddish brown; color darkens and reddens with age. There is no visible distinction between heartwood and sapwood. The overall grain pattern and appearance is similar to Birch (Betula genus) – though redder than Birch – and both genera are derived from the same family, Betulaceae.

Grain:

Grain is generally straight, with a moderately fine, uniform texture.

Range:

CHANCERY

Meranti

Source:

Indonesia

Scientific Name:

Shorea spp., Parashorea spp.

Certification:

SVLK

Color:

The heartwood varies from pale pink to dark red in the light and dark red groups and from white through straw to yellow in the yellow-white groups. Sapwood cannot always be reliably identified by colour difference.

Grain:

Moderately coarse textured with quarter sawn material often displaying an attractive ribbon figure.

Range:

MILAN, SORRENTO, WAKEFIELD

Merbau

Source:

Indonesia

Scientific Name:

Intsia spp. (I. bijuga, I. palembanica)

Certification:

SVLK

Color:

Has an orange-brown colour when freshly cut, which ages to a darker reddish-brown. Colour between boards can be highly variable. There are also small yellow mineral deposits found throughout the wood, making it easier to separate from other look-a-likes. (These yellow deposits are water-soluble and can cause staining.)

Grain:

Grain is straight to interlocked. Texture is coarse, with a moderate natural lustre.

Range:

SORRENTO

Pacific Oak

Source:

Malaysia

Scientific Name:

Swintonia spp (S. robinsonii, S. spicifera)

Certification:

PEFC

Select grade

Colour:

The heartwood is grey-brown to reddish brown and the planed surface is very lustrous. Select grade boards are chosen to provide a more uniform and narrower range of colour.

Grain:

The grain is interlocked with a coarse and even texture.

Range:

ASCOT, BELLERIVE, BORDEAUX, KENSINGTON

Standard grade

Colour:

As for select grade but but with the appearance of mineral streaks and significant variation in colour within each door.

Grain:

As for select grade.

Range:

NORWOOD, RICHMOND

Southern Beech

Source:

Malaysia

Scientific Name:

Scaphium spp (S. macropodum, S. longiflorum)

Certification:

FSC

Color:

The heartwood is yellow-brown and not distinct from the sapwood.

Grain:

The grain is straight or shallowly interlocked while the texture is coarse and uneven.

Range:

GLENDALE, HAWTHORN, TORRENS




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