Wooden Dowel

As Auckland's leader in wooden dowel & garden equipment handles, we produce and stock an extensive range of dowels with particular emphasis on radiata pine.

  • Diameters ranging from 4.5mm to 50mm
  • Standard lengths in 1.8m and 2.4m.
  • Custom lengths made to order.
  • Available by the length or in bundles.
  • Multi-groove dowels available in 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm custom cut to length required.
  • Various timbers available ex stock or can custom machine your timber.

Pine

The timber is fairly soft and has a low density, often with very wide annual growth rings, The grain is usually straight, easy to work, readily accepts preservatives.

Tawa

Logs under 35cm diameter are uniformly white throughout, although logs of greater diameter exhibit an irregular pathological zone of ‘black heart’ in the inner core of the tree, which follows the taper of the tree. Tawa is an excellent finishing timber, and useful for across grain turning. The contrast between white and black coloration can be used to good effect. Tawa is a high density, very strong timber.

Kwila

Very good working and finishing properties. Will sand to a very fine finish and produce a high polish with golden lustre. A high quality, strong & durable hardwood.

Salusalu

Suitable for interior finishing, mouldings, window frames and sashes, window sills, internal doors, furniture, cabinets, paneling and other decorative end uses. Salusalu is a low density, weak timber with below average bending and crushing strengths, The colour of Salusalu ranges from pale brown to golden orange-brown and has a fine even texture. Often regarded as a substitute for sap Rimu.

American White Oak

Architectural joinery, exterior joinery, railways sleepers and timber bridges due to its strength and resistance to decay. American white oak is a hard, heavy wood, and has low stiffness and good overall strength White oak machines well and is easy to glue, nail and screw. It readily accepts stains and polishes to a good finish.

Saligna

Is a light to dark pink colored eucalypt. It is heavy, fairly hard, with a course, even texture, reasonably easy to work but difficult to dry. It is comparatively easy to work, nail and dries and takes a good polish, It is not as strong as the best hardwoods of Australia but is very strong in proportion to its weight. Can have a high variation in weight and density.

Victorian Ash

Usually has a straight grain but may also produce fiddle back markings and have visible gum veins, The heartwood ranges from pale pink to yellowish brown, it is best suited for interior applications such as flooring, paneling, high value joinery and furniture.

Tasmanian Oak

Warm, dense and resilient, It works extremely well and produces an excellent finish. It can be used in all forms of construction and in interior applications, can be glue-laminated to cover long spans, Tasmanian oak is light in colour, varying from straw to reddish brown with intermediate shades of cream to pink. It is recognized for its excellent staining qualities.

Cedar

Cedar is soft and has good workability. It nails and glues well. Red cedar can also be painted, stained and polished and it finishes well, however its rough texture may require extra work. Precautions should be taken when machining red cedar as the sawdust can cause irritation for some people.

Macrocarpa

Is a  low-to medium-density softwood that looks and works like kauri. Macrocarpa, when dry, will accept a variety of paints, oils, two pot resins and varnishes. The timber cannot be pressure treated with copper, chromium and arsenic (CCA), but sapwood can be boron diffusion treated to resist insects (but not decay). The heartwood is golden brown and has a speckled lustre, which is rare in timber.

Beech

The heartwood can be pink or a more popular warm reddish brown and may also feature traces of orange, while the sapwood is pale and narrow. Even-textured, myrtle beech has a fine grain that can be straight, interlocked or feature a fiddle back pattern. Growth rings may also be visible. The burls and knotty wood of myrtle beech are favoured by craftspeople, A strong and dense timber, it is not particularly durable, favoured for interior uses.

Rimu

The heartwood timber varies in colour from a dark reddish to yellowish brown, with irregular streaks. The sapwood is a uniform pale brown, Rimu is an excellent finishing timber, it turns well and allows a high-class finish.