Beautiful Hardwood ... New Guinea Rosewood... Stunning Softwood... Western Red Cedar
New to Wideline's timber range is New Guinea Rosewood!
With two beautiful timbers to choose from - New Guinea Rosewood and Western Red Cedar - which timber to select will be one of the hardest decisions you will ever make! Both timbers contain exceptional beauty, warmth and natural grains; both are versatile, strong; extremely energy efficient and an eye-catching addition to any building design.
About New Guinea Rosewood
New Guinea Rosewood is a medium sized hardwood that grows across South East Asia. The heartwood varies from a lovely rich golden brown through to a rich, deep red. The figure in this timber can be quite extraordinary with swirls, fiddleback, burr and more.
Wideline's New Guinea Rosewood machines extremely well. It is also very stable so tends to behave when sawn down to smaller pieces. Rosewood routs and sands very well and takes any kind of finish that can be applied.
About Western Red Cedar
No man-made material can duplicate the depth of cedar's natural lustre. With its exceptional beauty, warmth and natural grains, and its subtly aromatic fragrance, Western Red Cedar is versatile, strong; extremely energy efficient and an eye-catching addition to any building design.
Wideline's Western Red Cedar is chosen from the planting stage in the managed forests of Canada where controlled harvests, natural regeneration and reforestation programs ensure an ongoing harvest.
Once at our factories, the timber weathers naturally in the open air on NSW's Central Coast for at least 3-4 months. Then, and only then, is it right for making into Wideline windows and doors.
Our craftspeople work the cedar ensuring its natural beauty is maintained and enhanced, we do not match our timbers deliberately, capturing in a window or door the various hues of the cedar, from rich honeys to blonde tones through varying shades of natural browns and reds. For extra strength, traditional woodworking techniques are maintained through traditional mortice and tenoning.
Interestingly, Western Red Cedar contains natural oils that act as preservatives that help resist insect attack and decay. Cedar is also a dimensionally stable wood that lies flat and stays straight. Properly finished and maintained, your Wideline cedar windows and doors will age gracefully and endure for many years.
Additionally, all products are dipped into a water-based weather protector to last for 6-8 weeks for those products being stained, alternatively priming is also available for products that are going to have a paint finish.