Southern Spotted
(Dipteryx odorata)

The beauty of timber

A carbon negative architectural design solution, whilst embracing biophilia

Sustainable harversted wtih PEFC Certification, Southern Spotted is an extremely strong timber with a very high density. The Southern Spotted is native to the Southern Hemisphere and comes from the Dipteryx Odorata Tree.

Not only is this timber incredibly strong due to its interlocked grain, but it is also exceptionally stable with its popularity quickly growing worldwide. The Southern Spotted lumber is recognised across the industry for its stiffness, strength, and hard finish, which enables it to be used in a variety of residential and commercial applications. What’s more is the natural hardness and oils infused in Southern Spotted, creates a naturally treated wood which will stand the test of time in any environment. The versatile Southern Spotted hardwood is typically used in applications such as flooring, decking, bridges, boardwalks, marinas, pergolas, handles, furniture, heavy construction, docks, bearings and more. It can also be used in both internal and external environments.


Passed down through generations, is our focus on the sustainable supply of PEFC™ and FSC™certified timber. Modinex hand selects the highest grade logs from our supply partners, which are then sawn in close proximity to the sustainably managed forest to reduce transport emission. They are then further processed in our Queensland facilities new next generation energy efficient machinery.

Our strong partnership with forest owners in Australian & Canada for over 40 years, ensures a consistent supply of high quality PEFC™ certified timber. As part of Defining a Higher Standard® of forest stewardship our supply partners are continuing to grow mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations. Since 2015, Modinex has held PEFC™ Chain of Custody certification which has been maintained for 8 years after passing regular audits. Chair of custody is essential in ensuring the responsible and sustainable harvesting and processing of timber and providing transparency to our clients.

Technical Facts

Botanical Name: Dipteryx odorata
Species Category: Hardwood
Sustainable Certification Available: PEFC
Suitable for external use: Yes
Dry Density (Seasoned): 1085mg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 14.8kN
Durability Above Ground Class: Class 1
Indoor Group Fire Rating (AS 5637.1): Group 3
Indoor Group Fire Rating
(If Fireshield is applied):
Group 1
BAL Fire Rating (AS 15030.8.2): BAL19