Hemlock Timber Benefits
Hemlock has a smooth texture and straight, fine-lined grain. Naturally light blonde in colour, Hemlock’s uniform surface offers a consistent finish. The fine grain texture can also be sanded to a silky, reflective surface, creating a light and welcoming ambience.
Easy To Work With
Hemlock offers outstanding physical properties. It’s practical, grows harder with age and possesses great wear resistance. Hemlock is strong. Instances of warping and twisting are low. Hemlock responds well to planing and moulding and can be both screwed or nailed.
Ideal For Coating
Hemlock has a smooth texture and straight, fine-lined grain, making it the ideal substrate for coating and staining. Achieving the perfect finish is easy with Hemlock. The straight grain and even surface texture are complemented by non-resinous and non-tainting surface properties when dried.
Cedar Sales are leaders in sustainability. As such, our complete range of Hemlock has certified sustainable properties. Choose Cedar Sales Hemlock for improved Green Star rating with PEFC™ and GreenTagCertTM Certification.
Hemlock is more affordable than most premium timber species. Innovation, style and quality are hallmarks of the Cedar Sales brand. Our stunning range of Hemlock profiles offers all of these properties plus outstanding value for money.
Hemlock Timber Technical Information
Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
Western Hemlock – a softwood that produces a beautiful pale timber with a uniform, attractive grain perfect for a wide range of commercial uses from pulp and construction to furniture and carving. The timber is used in construction but as a softwood is not durable and requires treatment for external use. Ideal for internal paneling. Light in weight and straight grain, workability has been compared to that of pine – it is resistant to splitting, holds nails and screws securely and saws easily without splintering. Attractive, delicate, dark grey or black streaks may be apparent in the wood. There is little variation in colour between the heartwood and sapwood, and they are often indistinguishable from one another.
- Dry Density: 500 kg/m³
- Janka Dry Hardness: 2.6-3 kN
The Janka rating is the hardness level given to each species. The higher the number, the greater the hardness.
|Colour Range||lustrous pale cream colour|
|Janka (Hardness) Rating – Dry||2.6-3|
|Natural Durability Class||In-ground contact||4|
|Outside above ground contact||4|
|Density (kg/m3)||Unseasoned (Green)||–|
|Strength Group||Unseasoned (Green)||S6|
|Joint Group||Unseasoned (Green)||J4|
|Fire Indices||Spread-of-Flame Index||9|
|Critical Radiant Flux||–|
|Smoke Development Rate||<250|
|Naturally bushfire-resisting Timber||unknown|
|Tangential Shrinkage %||5.0|
|Toughness (Nm)||Naturally Unseasoned (Green)||15|
|Naturally Termite Resistant to AS3660R = Resistant
NR = Non resistant
|Naturally Lyctus SusceptibleS = Susceptible
NS = Non susceptible