Tallowwood is one of the most naturally durable (termite and rot resistance) timbers in the world. It has been a very popular Eastern Australian timber, being hardy, durable and high visual grade. The colour is usually a warm-blonde honey colour with a tinge of olive green.
Timber is a natural material. Variation in appearance and properties is an enticing part of designing and building with real timber! Each fibre in each plank in each project is uniquely designed by nature. We strive in good faith to present you with the most accurate portrayal of what you can expect in your timber by using images, past job portfolios, detailed information and samples, the other part of this responsibility is advising you that your timber's appearance WILL vary from these guides. Please use this information as a guide only.
Boral has been developing and producing timber products for well over a century and they remain one of the largest, most experienced and most trusted timber manufacturers in Australia. Boral offers most of the popular Australian timber species in a wide range of products including: flooring, decking, cladding and structural timber, distributed across domestic, international, residential and commercial markets.
Natural timber has the perfect look, feel and properties for the great outdoors. Harsh Australian conditions produce resilient trees with superior timber.
• Kiln dried
• Precision milled into a square profile with pencil round edges
• Continuous solid timber through the entire thickness of the board
• Backsawn timber
We only use hard-wearing timber with high or very high natural durability (resistance to insect and fungal attack) ensuring a long service life.
Timber has many natural features that tell the story of the living tree. The features seen in Tallowwood are:
• Insect trails
• Surface checking
• Burrs (aka burls)
This product is available in the following grades:
Standard & better grade; has a wider range of features having mixed cleaner boards and moderately featured boards. It can be thought of as the top 50% cleanest boards.
Decking is typically nailed or screwed onto a suitable timber frame. They come in a raw state and are usually coated during installation. THIS IS NOT A DIY FRIENDLY PRODUCT, only an experienced installer or carpenter should attempt the installation of decking.
Timber is a truly renewable resource, a mature tree is harvested, a young tree grows in its place and a few decades later is ready for harvesting again. Australia's vast forests are carefully, conservatively managed to ensure a responsible amount of wood is harvested. Timber uses a relatively small amount of energy during processing compared to other building materials like metals and concrete, the timber itself is a carbon storer and has a long working life.