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Pre – cut Planed All Over (PAO) Timber components

Here you can purchase common cross-section size planed to dimension timber components which are ideal for getting started on your hobby woodwork exercise or DIY task, your Leaving Cert Construction project or the Junior Cert Materials technology woodwork project artefact. Stock hardwoods are Ash, Beech & Spalted Beech, Cherry, Mahogany, Oak, Poplar, & Walnut and in softwood you can choose good quality Scandinavian Red – Deal.

( A timber part you require not listed? For e.g. you require a piece 450mm x 300mm x 20mm!!! Order 3no. 500mm x 100mm x 20mm, when you receive, these parts can be edge glued and clamped to build up to a required width. This can then be trimmed to your preferred dimension)



What is ash wood?

Ash wood is the wood from Ash trees which are found throughout the world.

Properties and qualities

Ash wood is strong, durable and generally light in colour. It is coarse but the grain is fairly straight. As a result of its strength and durability, ash wood has an array of uses but is commonly used in the making of tools, furniture and frames.


Ash wood is smooth to touch, and can come in varying shades of tone and lightness.

White Oak


White oak is light coloured and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture, with long rays . White oak, therefore, has more figure that gives it its distinctive silver grain pattern.




Cherry has medium density, with good wood bending properties, medium strength and shock resistance, but low stiffness, and can be steam bent with care. Being hard and stable when dry the wood is very easy to stain and finish to an excellent surface. It is highly prized for furniture and interior joinery.




The sapwood of walnut is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. Walnut is usually supplied steamed, which darkens the sapwood, but a very unique look can also be achieved by leaving it natural. The wood is generally straight grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure. The dark heartwood will lighten in colour as it ages overtime with exposure to UV light.


Mahogany (Sapele)


There are many species of mahogany, mainly grown in North and Central America. Known for its straight grain and characteristic red brown colour, it polishes and oils very well and can be buffed to a very high shine. An exceptionally durable hardwood, it is the ideal choice for furniture and fittings around the home.


Red Deal


Red Deal is timber that all softwoods are compared to. a lot of furniture is made from this very popular and durable timber. Red deal can outlast a lot of hardwoods when treated with preservatives. The sapwood is straw coloured, heartwood is pale reddish brown.  An extremely versatile timber.


Spalted Beech


Spalted Beech, also referred to as Truffle Beech is one of the most unique and rare woods available. As with all species, every tree has distinct characteristics, but spalting alters the tree’s appearance in ways that cannot be replicated.  Spalting of beech is wood coloration caused by fungi. Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur in living trees under stress.




Poplar wood is a hardwood that comes from the tulip poplar. Poplar wood generally has light brown to creamy yellow heartwood. The sapwood is only slightly paler in color and often has no substantial differentiation from the heartwood. Poplar is relatively inexpensive and dimensionally stable, it’s used in everything from paint-grade cabinetry to high-end furniture. It works beautifully with hand tools, machines easily and finishes well and is an ideal wood for both brush and spray painting.



Beech is very hard and tough. It is also strong, with a close straight grain. Beech polishes well and withstands shocks and wear. beech is often used in the making of furniture, cabinetry, cooking utensils, tool handles, plywood and sports equipment. Even musical instruments: used for piano pin-blocks and drum manufacturing.