Moulded ProductsMouldings (all grades - solid, finger-jointed, and laminated finger-jointed), panelling and flooring.New Zealand pine is being successfully used for a wide range of interior fittings and fixtures, including: windows, doors, frames and jambs, mouldings, stairs, cabinetry, bench tops, panelling and flooring. Mouldings can be made to any profile, large or small and to set or random lengths. All products are available in solid clear, as well as in finger-jointed and laminated forms.
New Zealand pine is being successfully used for a wide range of interior fittings and fixtures, including: windows, doors, frames and jambs, mouldings, stairs, cabinetry, bench tops, panelling and flooring. Mouldings can be made to any profile, large or small and to set or random lengths. All products are available in solid clear, as well as in finger-jointed and laminated forms.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 July 2012 11:29
F/J Blanks & BlocksAvailable in a range of sizes and grades based on customer requirements.
New Zealand pine compares favourably with other softwood species for producing fingerjointed products. It machines well, producing smooth, clean cuts with a minimum of crushing or splintering at the cut surface or face. High production rates can be achieved and wear on the machine cutter knives is low. Machining quality and the uniform colour have lead to its increasing acceptance for finger-jointing.
Finger-jointed products supply two main market segments. Structural wood products are produced with the joints designed to have high tensile strengths. Finger-jointing provides a greater degree of stability than single, large dimension lumber pieces which can in certain circumstances be prone to distortion. The structural joints for New Zealand pine use finger lengths of 10mm through to 25mm, though shorter finger lengths of 10mm are preferred. Adhesives used in structural jointing such as phenol resorcinol and melamine urea-based glues must meet strict exterior and exposure tests. New Zealand finger-jointed pine meets the requirements of New Zealand, Australia , Japanese, USA and British structural testing standards. Extensive qualification to recognised national standards and in-house quality control tests are conducted by finger-joint manufacturers to verify the on-going strength and reliability of the timber joints.
Finger-jointed lumber is used for a wide range of products where appearance is important. For this end use the 4mm 'micro joint' is offered by New Zealand manufacturers for Australasian markets as it is easily jointed, it provides a high quality finish and results in higher timber yields. When clear adhesives are used, unblemished lengths of fingerjointed timber can be produced for high value end uses. Appearance grade finger jointed products include mouldings. Fascia boards, handrails, balustrades, door and window components and weatherboard.
New Zealand pine can be jointed using either the face-to-face (vertical or European joint) or the edge-to-edge (horizontal or North American joint) machine types.
The horizontal joint, where the fingers are oriented so that they can be seen on the edge or side of the board, are generally preferred in the USA for moulding and millwork operations, and the vertically milled joint for structural applications.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2012 16:38
Doors, Windows & StairsNew Zealand Pine windows, window components, doors and door components, cabinet doors for internal joinery.
New Zealand pine is easy to dry, it has a good low moisture content making it ideally suited for interior use where good stability in air-conditioned and centrally heated buildings is essential. New Zealand Pine is versatile and can be stained and finished to give a variety of appearances. New Zealand pine is suited to a wide range of door, window and stair componentry:
* interior (untreated)
Pine is versatile and can be stained and finished to give a variety of appearances. Doors are available in a wide range of designs and styles
Members who make door, window and/or stair parts
Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2011 12:36
Cut to Length ProductsCut to length components for doors, windows and the furniture industry.
Cut to length components for doors, windows, stairs and furniture blanks or shaped and turned furniture components. In addition to CTL stock, the industry can produce shaped and profiled parts and end work components.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2012 16:39
Laminated & EngineeredIncludes edge and face laminated products including laminated structural posts and beams and curved structural beams.The ease of gluing New Zealand pine has helped open markets for glue laminated products. New Zealand pine is being used extensively in a range of wood products for structural uses to high value furniture and interior fittings. Uses include:
Structural Glulam beams made from New Zealand pine for a full range of construction applications. Load bearing structural members used for roofs, floors and other construction situations, e.g. bridges, posts.
also see Glulam Span TablesMembers who make Engineered & Laminated products
Other Structural Engineered Wood Products (EWP) – I Beams (Joists) – portal frames
Members who make EWP
Face and Edge Glue Laminating
Squares and edge glued panels are used in a range of furniture blanks and/or fully finished furniture components. The light colour and product quality have helped secure markets in New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia, Korea, Japan and the USA.
Members who make Edge Glue Panels
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 10:32
Furniture In RTA & DIYIncludes furniture items in a 'ready to assemble' package for DIY outlets, Fully assembled furniture, and shaped and turned components for final finishing.New Zealand Pine is well suited for the manufacture of large volumes of "natural finish" modern furniture as well as individual furniture items. In addition to its appealing natural finish, New Zealand pine can be stained to resemble a wide range of traditional furniture timbers. The versatility of New Zealand pine means high quality furniture can be produced using a variety of cutstock material and components.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:58
VeneerHigh quality clear and knotty grades sliced veneer in a range of lengths.
New Zealand pine can be sliced or peeled to produce high quality natural clear veneer for a variety of products, such as engineered door stiles, curved plywood, and overlaid panels, to give the appearance of solid wood. The product is well suited to rotary peeling and slicing as the relatively small difference in density between early wood and late wood provides less problems to peeling/slicing and drying than other softwoods.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:59
Lumber/TimberClears and cutting grades suitable for manufacturing. Able to produce special sizes and specifications to order.Through good silviculture management, New Zealand pine logs come in a range of qualities capable of yielding lumber grades to meet almost any requirement.
Appearance grades (board grades): for finishing and furniture uses can be either clear of knots or contain minor blemishes and tight knots.
- clear lumber free of knots and blemishes, used for high quality joinery, furniture and mouldings
- cutting grades for reprocessing to produce shorter clear lengths with excellent machining, and gluing properties. These grades contain large knots and blemishes which are removed by cross-cutting and ripping. The resulting clear components are often finger-jointed and edge-glued to produce mouldings and furniture.
Structural grades (framing grades): used primarily for construction where strength and stiffness are important. The main factor influencing a structural grade is the size and location of knots. Grades limit such defects to meet specified strength requirements.
Industrial Grades: used in packaging for various products such as pallets, cable drums, and concrete formwork. Grades contain a range of knot sizes compatible with the final use.
New Zealand exporters are able to grade to most customer requirements. Common export grades include:
- Australia - Standards Association of Australia F5 and F7 structural grades (visual and machine stress graded)
- United States - Western Wood Products Association random width lumber specifications including mouldings and better, shop and factory grades.
- Japan - JAS structural grade specifications (which also include glue-laminated and plywood grades). Industrial grades are also produced including thinboard and a range of other grades to buyer specification.
New Zealand Pine Lumber Grades
Appearance GradesNo. 1 Clears
Suitable for mouldings, furniture, where clear, long lengths are required.
No. 2 Clears
Suitable for usage where one clear face, two clear edges are required.
Clear Finger Jointed
Suitable for usage where timber is to be painted. e.g. sills, fascia, windows, or selected use where a clear finish is required.
A tight knot grade for use in furniture, paneling, and high quality exterior use.
No 1A Cuttings Grade
Each piece shall yield one 1.8 metre clear cutting, with balance of cuttings averaging 1.0 metre. Minimum of 70% recovery of clear cuttings.
No. 2 Cuttings Grade
Each piece shall yield 70% of its length in clear cuttings 0.600 metres and over.
No. 3 Cuttings Grade
Each piece shall yield 60% of its length in clear cuttings of 0.200 metres and over.
Suitable for packaging, pallets and other industrial use.
Random Width GradesMoulding & Better
No. 1 Shop
No. 2 Shop
Sizes Available for All Lumber Grades
Thicknesses: 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm
Widths: 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 200mm.
By Special Request: 250mm, 300mm
Lengths: 1.8 metres to 6.0 metres Other Lengths by special request
- Timber is shown machined to clarify appearance. Can also be supplied sawn.
- New Zealand producers will produce grades and sizes to customer requests and customise standard grades to meet specific needs.
- Timber is available in a green sawn, unprocessed state through to kiln dried, machined and cut-to-length products.
- Standard kiln drying is 10 to 12% moisture content.
- New Zealand producers are also able to supply structural grades of lumber.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 12:51
RoundwoodPoles, posts, pickets, log homes.
New Zealand pine is not naturally durable for exterior uses. But when preservative treated it is totally accepted by architects, engineers, builders, and consumers for virtually all uses, which in the past have required lumber of high natural durability.
In all tests controlled by the New Zealand Forest Research Institute (NZFRI), performance has been equal to or has exceeded that expected of naturally durable species from throughout the world.
CCA is the most widely used water-borne preservative in New Zealand and throughout the world. It is possible to treat New Zealand pine with CCA to a high standard, for any end use.
Roundwood end uses include outdoor furniture, landscaping, garden and farm situations such as posts, reinforcing, fencing and farm buildings as well as transmission and building poles.
Members who make kitset homes:
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 20:07