At Eastern Baltic Furniture, we pride ourselves in supporting local suppliers. Our standard timbers are Australian indigenous hardwood including Jarrah, Blackwood, Red gum and Tasmanian Oak. Each timber has its own distinct characteristics.
All timbers can be finished in a range of tones to suit the contemporary or traditional palette and individual taste.
Tasmanian Oak is a premium Australian hardwood timber that grows in the mountainous areas of Tasmania, Victoria and South East NSW.
Warm, dense and resilient, Tasmanian Oak works extremely well and produces an excellent finish.
Tasmanian oak is light in colour, varying from straw to reddish brown with intermediate shades of cream to pink. It is recognised for its excellent staining qualities, which allow ready matching with other timbers, finishes or furnishings.
Jarrah | Eucalyptus marginata
Jarrah is an Australian hardwood renowned for its versatility, durability and strength.
The trees grow on the iron and aluminum rich plains of south-western corner of Western Australia, from the ranges east of Perth down to Albany.
Jarrah timbers reflect the hues of the Western Australian landscape. It is renowned for its rich red colours that deepen over time. The heartwood ranges from deep browns to burgundy hues. Jarrah sapwood exhibits shades from pale yellow to pink-orange. The timber displays a moderately coarse and even textured grain. The occasional incidence of wavy and interlocking grain produces some samples with a sought after fiddle-back figure.
Blackwood | Acacia melanoxylon
Blackwood is a medium-sized Australian hardwood that yields an attractive timber. They grow in South Australia, the eastern states and the wetter areas of Tasmania.
Blackwood timber is sought after for its impressive appearance and smooth polished finish qualities. The heartwood is a rich, golden brown, sometimes complimented by reddish streaks or a narrow band of darker colour, indicative of the growth rings. The sapwood can be up to 50mm wide and is much paler in appearance. Even-textured, Blackwood grain can either be straight or have a wavy, fiddle back pattern.
Red Gum | Eucalyptus tereticornis
The timber from forest red gum, as its common name indicates, is predominantly red. Heartwood ranges in colour from light to dark red. The sapwood is distinctly paler in colour, a grey or cream-red that is distinguishable from the heartwood. A moderately coarse grain that is uniform in texture complements these rich colours. Forest red gum is a timber that reliably displays interlocked grain.