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Timber Commodities

The company represents smaller mills in the marketing of their kiln dried and wet of saw timber.  Both Eucalyptus and Pine is used to produce sawn timber for various applications.

 

Commodity Commodity Detail Description Genus Length (meter) Diameter (mm)
From To Min Max
Pulp Logs

A lower quality log normally utilised in the manufacture of

paper pulp:

Dissolving wood pulp (DWP)

Particle board

Medium density fibre board

Wood chips

Pine, Eucalyptus,

Wattle

1.8 2,4 75 450
Sawdust By-product from saw milling operations

Pine

Eucalyptus

Free from foreign material
Wood Chips

By-product from mining and saw milling operations

(Can be screened for size)

Pine, Eucalyptus, Wattle 10mm 50mm 5mm min
Off-cuts By-product from harvesting operations, sawmills and merchandising depots. Pine, Eucalyptus, Wattle

150mm

0,15

1.0m

1,0m

75 400mm
Agricultural Poles Banana Poles

Poles recovered from thinning operations and coppice reduction.

Utilised as props for banana trees.

 

Eucalyptus

4.5 4.7 30 70
Fruit Trellising & Vineyard Poles Poles in various sizes and lengths from mainstream harvesting operations and used in game, livestock, agricultural, domestic security fencing and vineyard and citrus trellising.

 

Eucalyptus

1.8 7.2 50 175
Mining Timber Logs

Milling Timber

Specialised Poles

Logs from mainstream harvesting operations.  Utilised by mining timber mills for the production of mining support structures for mining operations.

 

Eucalyptus

2.35 2.4 100 160
1.4 3 160 240
Dunnage   Pulp logs cut on two sides to square it. Used to secure and protect cargo from moisture, contamination and mechanical damage during transportation.

 

Eucalyptus

 

 

 

2.4

 

50

 

80

Poles Building & Fencing Poles Poles in various sizes and lengths from mainstream harvesting operations. Various applications and can be CCA treated according to application.

 

 

 

Eucalyptus

 

 

1.8

 

 

7.2

 

 

50

 

 

175

Transmission Poles Poles in various sizes and lengths from mainstream harvesting operations. Supplied to treating plants for CCA or creosote treatment for powerline or telecommunication line installation.

 

 

 

Eucalyptus

7 13 120 180
Laths Product of coppice reduction. Various applications like screening, roof & wall covers, garden edging, thatched roofing.

 

 

 

Eucalyptus

3,6

 

3,0

 

4,5

4.5 25 32
Droppers Product of coppice reduction, thinning operations and young trees. Various applications like fencing, thatched roofing construction.

 

 

 

Eucalyptus

1.2 2.4 32 50
Saw Logs Gum Logs from mainstream harvesting operations.  Utilised by sawmills for the production of sawn timber.

 

 

Gum,

Eucalyptus

2.5 2,7 150 480
Pine Box Wood Logs from thinning operations and mainstream harvesting operations.  Utilised by sawmills for the production of sawn timber.

 

Pine

Patula

Elliotii

Taeda

2.4 2.4 190 320
A Class Logs from mainstream harvesting operations.  Utilised by sawmills for the production of sawn timber.

 

Pine

3.6 6 130 170
B Class   3.6 6 190 250
C Class   3.6 6 270 330
D Class   3.6 6 35>  

 

Grade and sizing

 

Pine
GRADE

Thickness

(mm)

Width

(mm)

Length(m)

(300 mm inc)

Recommended Applications
Furniture 25

76

114

0.9 to 3.9 Furniture manufacturing
Structural 38

76

114

152

228

0.9 to 6.6

Wall plates & webbing in trusses

Truss manufacturing

Decking

Shuttering

50

76

152

228

0.9 to 6.6

Roof purlins

Truss manufacturing

Structural Mill Run

38

50

76

114

152

228

0.9 to 6.6

Furniture

Raw material for finger jointing

Brandering and battens 38

38

50

2.7 to 6.6

Ceilings

Tiled roofing

Industrial 25

76

114

152

228

0.9 to 6.6

Pallets

Upholstered furniture

Furniture components

Crates

Cable tolls

19 76 0.9 to 1.2

Pallets

Upholstered furniture

Furniture components

Crating 25

76

114

0.9 to 6.6 Crates

 

 

 

Eucalyptus Grandis
GRADE

Thickness

(mm)

Width

(mm)

Length(m)

(300 mm inc)

Recommended Applications
Select 25

76

102

127

152

178

190

1.8 to 4.5

(300 mm inc)

 

Furniture manufacturing

Doors

Mouldings

Laminated products

Decking

Flooring

Clear 25

50

76

102

152

0.45 to 1.5m

(150 mm inc)

Standard Grade 25

76

102

127

152

178

190

0.9 to 4.5

(300 mm inc)

 

 

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