Brush Box

Commonly used for interior flooring, furniture, cladding and fences. This Australian hardwood is a dense, pinkish grey to reddish brown timber with a natural waxiness.

Cypress Pine

Commonly used for structures, poles, flooring, panelling and decking. Cypress Pine is an Australian softwood, despite its apparent hardness. It varies in colour from pale yellow to variegated browns. Although Cypress Pine has a fine even texture, knots are very common and it tends to be brittle and prone to fine surface checking. Cypress Pine can be worked to a very high polish and takes most finishes well after de-oiling.


Commonly found on flooring, panelling, joinery, decking and furniture. Jarrah is a heavy, tough Australian hardwood with a distinctive dark red colouration. It can be highly polished and accepts most finishes well.

Merbau (Kwila)

Commonly used for decking, fences, flooring and panelling. Merbau, a South East Asian rainforest hardwood that is also known as Kwila, is a durable, dark reddish brown timber that is high in tannin content. It may require repeat applications of Feast Watson Woodclean prior to coating.


Commonly found on Pergolas and structural framing. Oregon is a North American softwood that is also grown in New Zealand. It varies from yellow brown to pale reddish brown in colour, and has a high resin content that can crystalise on the surface. Scrape off crystals before coating.

Radiata Pine

Used widely for furniture, wall or ceiling lining boards, plywood, particle board and general construction. Radiata Pine, a common plantation softwood is a pale yellow wood that is suitable for interior use only - unless preservative treated (ie. Treated Pine). It is ideal for staining, particularly liming colours.

Spotted Gum

Commonly used on flooring, cladding, decking, fencing, landscaping, retaining walls and as structural timber. Spotted Gum is a very dense, oily Australian hardwood that ranges from pale to dark brown. It is essential to weather and clean Spotted Gum with Feast Watson Woodclean (as per label instructions). Note: Spotted Gum is often present in decking timber sold as ‘mixed hardwood’.


Commonly used on furniture, veneers and ship’s decking, Teak is a golden brown Asian hardwood with a waxy or greasy feel.

Treated Pine

Commonly found on decks, pergolas and fences. Treated Pine is Radiata Pine that has been pressure treated to resist decay, termites and fungi. This treatment involves saturating the timber, so it is essential to leave Treated Pine to dry properly before staining.

Victorian Ash (Tasmanian Oak)

Commonly used for interior applications like flooring, kitchen cupboards, wall panelling and furniture. An Australian hardwood, it is not actually a species in its own right. Victorian Ash is the trade name for a blend of Mountain Ash and Alpine Ash. Another trade name for this blend is Tasmanian Oak. Colour varies from pale pink to pale yellow.

Red Cedar

Commonly found on window frames, garage doors and cladding, this North American softwood is a pale to dark brown wood that is easy to work with. Red Cedar readily accepts stains and coatings. The uncoated surface will weather (go grey) more dramatically than any other external timber. To stop premature surface failure and aid coating adhesion, Western Red Cedar should be cleaned and coated upon delivery with one coat of product.