Our timber

  1. Tasmanian Oak product image 

    Tasmanian Oak - Hardwood

    Botanical Name

    Eucalyptus delegatensis (Alpine Ashe), regnans (Mountain Ash), obliqua (Messmate Stringybark)

    Technical Features

    It finishes and polishes well, holds nails, screws firmly and glues extremely well.

    Visual Features

    The colour of Tasmanian Oak ranges from "straw" to light reddish brown. Natural variations in grain, colour and texture are considered a characteristic of the species and are not recognised as a defect.

    Download the Tasmanian Oak Specification Sheet by Porta

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    Meranti - Hardwood

    Botanical Name

    Shorea, Parashorea

    Technical Features

    Soft to firm timber which machines well to produce a smooth surface. Easy to paint, stain or polish.

    Visual Features

    Due to many species being marketed under the name Meranti, there will be some colour variation across the timber species.

    * Certification of Porta Meranti timber differs in each state and the range is available with FSC® and  PEFC™ certification.

    Download the Meranti Specification Sheet by Porta.

  3. Meranti Veneer product image 

    Meranti Veneer

    Botanical Name

    Shorea (Meranti), Parashorea (Meranti) 

    Technical Features

    Meranti veneer is an engineered product that combines a stable quality product with a competitive price. The face is a premium Meranti veneer which is consistent in colour and appearance. The substrate is a finger jointed Meranti ensuring a stable and strong base. Porta's Meranti Veneer is sourced from FSC® certified forests throughout South East Asia. 

    Visual Features

    A durable medium density hardwood. Showing a moderately coarse yet even grain. Can be easily worked and takes fasteners easily. Can be stained or painted.
    The bond strength of the veneer and substrate have been tested to AS/NZS 4266.33.2004 - Veneer Bond Durability

    Download the Meranti Veneer Specification Sheet by Porta.

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    Radiata Pine - Clear Pine 

    Botanical Name

    Pinus Radiata.

    Technical Features

    Radiata Pine is soft and low density timber, making it easy to work and holds nails and screws satisfactorily. It glues with
    common adhesives and stains well. It should be protected against moisture.

    * FSC certified products, excluding decor products and laminated panels which are not FSC certified.

    Visual features

    A knot-free product which is easier to work than knotty pine. It can be successfully stained, painted, waxed or colour-washed. its open grain structure readily accepts preservative treatment. 

    Download the Clear Pine Specification Sheet by Porta.

  5. Finger Jointed (FJ) Pine product image 

    Finger Jointed Pine (Raw FJ Pine):

    Botanical Name:

    Pinus Taeda (finger-jointed) 

    Technical features

    A knot-free, paint-grade timber product comprising lengths of clear wood joined end to end utilising micro-sized finger joint employing an interior grade adhesive. Strength and potential overall length is increased through the glue-bonds. 

    Taeda Pine is a soft and low density timber that is easy to work and holds nails and screws easily. It glues with common adhesives. It should be protected against moisture.

    Visual features

    Comprising lengths of clear wood joined end to end utilising a micro-sized finger joint employing an interior grade adhesive. Can be painted after a light sand.

    Download the Finger-Jointed Pine Specification Sheet by Porta

    *FJ Laminated Panels are not certified.


  6. Primed FJ Pine product image 

    Primed Finger Jointed Pine (Primed FJ Pine)

    Botanical Name:

    Pinus Taeda

    Technical Features:

    Porta Primed Finger Jointed Pine is a time & cost-effective solution when you are painting yet want a real timber substrate. Manufactured from finger jointed clear pine the product has enhanced strength & stability. 

    Visual Features:

    Pre-coated with a specially developed water-based primer in a matte white finish. Porta's primed mouldings are ready to paint with either water (acrylic) or oil-based paints. Featuring two coats of a water based primer so it is ready to paint.

    Download the Primed FJ Pine Specification Sheet by Porta.

  7. General Purpose Pine product image 

    General Purpose Pine

    Botanical Name:

    Pinus Radiata. 

    Technical Features:

    General Purpose Radiata Pine is soft and low density timber, making it easy to work and holds nails and screws satisfactorily. It glues with common adhesives and stains well. It should be protected against moisture. Based on AS4785.1 the pine has been graded to Standard & Better grade and has an allowance for the inclusion of some knots and resin pockets.

    Visual Features:

    Dressed All Round General Purpose Pine timber provides the foundation and structure for many renovation, carpentry and DIY projects. The blonde/pale timber can be painted, stained or even left raw.

    Download the General Purpose Pine Specification Sheet by Porta


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    Radiata Pine - Treated Pine:

    Botanical Name:

    Pinus Radiata.

    H3 rated, impreganted with copper fixed waterborne preservatives increasing longevity above-ground, against termite attack, rot, decay and weather for 30+years. Can be finished with Stain or Paint.

    Download the H3 Treated Pine Specification Sheet by Porta.

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    White Wood

    Botanical Name:

    Tilia Americana

    Technical Features:

    Great wear resistance, holds nails and screws well.

    Visual Features:

    Can be stained beautifully with a wide range of finish tones.

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    Cumaru - Hardwood

    Botanical Name: 

    Dipteryxodorata (Also referred to as Tonka or Brazilian Teak)

    Technical Features:

    Cumaru is a premium, appearance grade timber from South American sources. It is a high-density, extremely hard-wearing hardwood that has negligible tannin bleeding. Cumaru is extremely stiff, strong and hard, lending itself to a variety of internal and external applications that include decking, posts, beams, flooring, outdoor furniture, joinery, boardwalks, marine fit-out, landscape and civil construction.

    Cumaru can have a blunting effect on tool cutters due to hardness. Exhibits good fastener retention yet may require pre-boring when screwing or nailing. Has a faint, vanilla or cinnamon-like odour when being worked.

    Visual Features:

    Cumaru timber grain is interlocked with a medium texture and a waxy feel. It has a reddish or purplish hue when cut, changing to brown with red or gold fleck.


    Assorted random lengths dressed boards are available in popular widths and thicknesses in select grade. Solid green sawn posts 90, 110, 135 & 185mm also available. Custom moulding also available.

    Download the Cumaru hardwood specification by Porta

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    Jarrah  – Hardwood 

    Porta offers Jarrah for custom moulding services only. Click here to learn more. For special orders please contact our Sales desk on 1300 650 787 or sales@porta.com.au.

    Botanical Name:

    Eucalyptus marginata

    Technical Features:

    Jarrah is a high density and extremely hard wearing hardwood timber offering Class 2 durability in above and in ground applications. Jarrah is relatively easy to work, readily machined with standard sharp tools, can be glued and exhibits good fastener retention.

    Jarrah has a natural high resistance to weather, rot and termites. Jarrah is an ideal timber for a range of indoor applications range from furniture, stairs, flooring, rails, balustrades, mouldings, joinery, appearance posts and structural beams. As an external timber it is used in fencing and decking, wharfs, bridges and railway sleepers. Its density also makes it fire resistant.

    Visual Features:

    Jarrah timber displays a moderately coarse and even-textured grain, it’s interlocked, wavy grain reflects light to give great lustre and depth to its appearance. This makes it an appealing architectural, decorative and design material. Jarrah ranges in colours from light pinks to deep reddish browns.

    Feature grades can exhibit prominent gum vein, some fiddle back features and gum pockets which are valued in furniture. Jarrah's decorative qualities make it sought after for use in furniture, turnery and joinery. Select grade has limited availability.

    Download the Jarrah Hardwood Specification Sheet by Porta

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    Karri - Hardwood

    Porta offers Karri for custom moulding services only. Click here to learn more. For special orders please contact our Sales desk on 1300 650 787 or sales@porta.com.au.

    Botanical Name:
    Eucalyptus diversicolor

    Technical Features:

    Karri timber is one of Australia’s unique hardwoods. Karri is a Class 2 above ground durable hardwood timber, available in Greensawn and KD select grade and strength grade up to F34. The timber's high density and durability makes it a versatile and extremely hard wearing.

    Karri is ideal for a range of structural applications as well as joinery, decking, cladding and indoor and outdoor furniture. It is available in a range of sizes to suit a broad range of applications.

    Karri is prone to light surface checking if exposed and not oiled. It is advisable to seal the timber as soon as possible after dressing and installing.

    Visual Features:

    Karri has a distinctive tones ranging from light pinks to deep reddish browns. It has a long fibre and an interlocking grain which adds strength & reflects light to give great lustre and depth to its appearance, while highlighting its natural characteristics.

    Download the Karri - Hardwood timber specification by Porta


Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS):

Finger Jointed Pine - 48kb
Tasmanian Oak - 48kb
Clear Pine - 48kb
Treated Pine - 47kb

If you require more information regarding any MSDS please contact 1300 650 787