Product Grades

Victorian Ash can produce Select, Standard and Natural Feature Grade Hardwoods

Select Grade

Select grade, quarter sawn material is the most commonly sought timber.

Standard Grade

Standard grade is a lightly featured timber, often sought for applications requiring added character

Natural Feature Grade

Victoria's forests are often subject to extreme climatic conditions - droughts, bush fires, floods, wild storms; these NATURAL events are captured forever in Natural Feature hardwood timber

Characteristics 
Grading rules as per the Australian Standard 2796.2 guidelines

Select Grade

Standard Grade

Graded to:-

1 Face / 2 Edges

1 Face / 1Edge

Surface Checks

Surface Checks

  • Not allowed on exposed face
  • Up to 1mm wide individually, no more than 250mm long on unexposed face
  • Not allowed on exposed face
  • Up to 1mm wide individually, no more than 250mm long on unexposed face

Sound – Knots / Burls

Sound - Knots and Burls

  • Not greater than 20mm wide or 1/6 of width
  • One per 2m in length
  • Not greater than 30mm wide or ¼ of width
  • One of any 1m length

Tight Gum Vein

Tight Gum Vein

  • Not greater than 2mm wide
  • Not exceeding 1/4 the aggregate length of board
  • Individually no more than 250mm
  • Not greater than 5mm wide
  • Not exceeding the aggregate length of board

Loose Gum Vein

Loose Gum Vein

  • Not Permitted
  • Not greater than 3mm wide
  • Not intersecting an end
  • Aggregate length 1/6 of board

Brown Stain

Brown Stain

  • Not permitted
  • No Limitation

Hobnail

Hobnail

  • No Limitation
  • No Limitation

Back Sawn Gum Vein

 

  • Not Permitted
  • No more than 60mm wide and 1 metre long

Gum Pockets

Gum Pockets

  • Not Permitted
  • Not greater than 6mm wide
  • Maximum length 75mm
  • Not exceeding 1 per 1500mm of length

Black Speck

Black Speck

  • Slight
  • No Limitation

Pinhole and Holes

Pinhole and holes

  • Not Permitted
  • Not greater than 3mm in diameter
  • 6 per 100 x 100 area and not associated with rot

Rot / Decay

Rot/Decay

  • Not Permitted
  • Not Permitted

Heart Wood

Heart Wood

  • Not Permitted
  • Not Permitted

End Splits

End Splits

  • Not permitted
  • Not permitted

Sapwood

Sapwood

  • No limitation
  • No limitation

Blue Stain

 

  • Not Permitted
  • Not to affect more than 1/4 of exposed face

Internal Checking

Internal Checking

  • This feature cannot always be seen by the grader until after the timber is further profiled
  • The previously unseen internal checks may be revealed on the surface or edge of the newly profiled product
  • It is therefore considered inappropriate to be included as part of the grading rules as per the Australian Standard 2796.2 guidelines

Moisture Content

 

  • 9% - 13%

 




 
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