Solid Wood, Plywood & Decking

Solid Wood

Exotic Hardwoods are species found around the world, usually coming from the more tropical areas.


Plywood is wood veneers bonded together to produce a flat sheet. An extremely versatile product, plywood is used for a wide range of structural, interior, and exterior applications – from formwork through to internal panelling.


Decking is wooden boards that are fixed to the ground in a garden or other outdoor area for people to walk on.

Wood Texture at NL Timber Still Bay
Smart Plywood at NL Timber and Hardware Still Bay

Types of Solid Wood

Kiaat Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai


It’s heartwood colour can vary from a light golden brown to a medium brown with a reddish or purplish tint. Grains can be straight, wavy, or interlocked; its texture ranges from fine to medium, with a nice natural luster. Kiaat has very good working properties, and turns, glues, and finishes well.

Blackwood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai


Is a medium-sized Australian hardwood that grows in South Australia and the eastern states. In the wetter areas of Tasmania, it is grown in large volumes for commercial use. It is an ‘appearance timber’, with a heartwood that is a rich golden brown.

Rhodesian Teak Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai

Rhodesian Teak

The grain of Rhodesian Teak is interlocked to straight and texture fine. Teak is naturally durable and resistant to termite attack. High resin content makes this timber most suitable to heavy duty flooring applications. Movement in service is considered small and stable.

Saligna Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai

Saligna/Red Grandis

Saligna eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Saligna, Smith) is a diffuse-porous hardwood native to Australia where it is commonly known as Sydney blue gum. … general-purpose hardwood, it has mainly been used for construction as plates, joists, and studs and for flooring and steps.

Oregon Pinewood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai

Oregon Pine

It is known for being very stiff for a lightweight wood, which has seen it be used as both an acoustic guitar soundboard and an electric guitar body wood with progressive builders, in recent years. Grains can vary from straight to wavy to irregular, with flatsawn pieces often possessing wild, dramatic grain patterns. It is moderately durable, has excellent working properties (cuts, glues, stains and finishes well) and a good strength-to-weight ratio.

Oak Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai

American White Oak

White Oak has long been considered one of the preeminent hardwoods of Central & Eastern America. The trees commonly live for hundreds of years, if left undisturbed. The colour of the heartwood can vary from a light golden tan to a light to medium brown. The grains are straight.

Oak Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai

American Red Oak

Red Oak has a light brown heartwood colour, with a reddish tint. Due to its basically light coloration, it is not always that easy to distinguish its sap from its heart. Like its many cousins, quartersawn examples display varying amounts of its renowned “ray fleck” patterns.

Garapa Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai


Ash is a light coloured, smooth-grained hardwood that grows throughout the east coast and parts of Canada. With its typical straight grain and beige-to-light-brown hue, ash wood is a very attractive option for fine furniture.

US Walnut

US Walnut

American black walnut is a medium to large hardwood, native to the eastern regions of North America. Its heartwood ranges from a golden to rich chocolate brown colour, sometimes with narrow streaks of a darker purplish brown. Sapwood is a distinctive creamy white colour.

Garapa Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai


Iroko wood, wood of the iroko tree (Chlorophora excelsa), native to the west coast of Africa. … The wood is tough, dense, and very durable. It is often used in cabinetmaking and panelling as a substitute for teak, which it resembles both in colour (light brown to deep golden-brown) and in grain.

Types Of Plywood


Fancy Ply's

Fancy plywood, also known as decorative plywood, fancy board, composite decorative board, is made of plywood, fibreboard, or particleboard as the base material, and is made of precious tree species, cut veneer, and imported matt paper of various colours.

OSB Board

OSB Board

OSB is an engineered wood-based panel material in which long strands of wood are bonded together with a synthetic resin adhesive. OSB is usually composed of three layers, with the strands of the outer two layers orientated in a particular direction, often in the long direction of the panel.


Shutter Board

Shutterply consists of layers of 100% Pine ply to form an economical building board. This board is intended for construction use and sub floors only and does not have the superior waterproof glue or superior ply’s of a Marine or Exterior ply board.

Blockboard and Birch Plywood

Blockboard & Birch Ply

Birch plywood is characterized by excellent strength and stiffness properties, and therefore it performs very well in applications demanding high strength and rigidity. The raw materials come from sustainably managed Northern forests. Metsä Wood Birch is the base product for all our birch plywood products in thickness of 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 & 21mm 1,22m x 2,44m.

marine ply

Marine Ply

Marine-grade plywood is a sturdier, higher-quality material made of Western Larch or Douglas-fir that is not treated with chemicals. This type of wood’s thin sheets of veneer (plies) is usually set up perpendicularly as part of a process called cross-lamination that helps strengthen the material

pine ply

Pine Ply

Pine plywood is finished off with a pine veneer (thin layer of pine) on one side in a B + C face. If you are looking to make furniture at an affordable cost, pine plywood provides you with the opportunity to create a piece that shows off wood grain at a fraction of what it would cost to make out of wood.

Commercial Plywood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai

Commercial Ply

Commercial plywood is generally moisture-resistant plywood, also known as MR grade plywood. This commercial plywood has been trending in recent times due to various factors. It is durable, flexible due to good tensile strength. Commercial plywood has become the trending and first choice in the plywood industry.

Types Of Board Products

Birch Plywood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai

Supawood / MDF

Beech Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai


Birch Plywood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai


Beech Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai


Birch Plywood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai


Types Of Decking

Oak Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai

CCA Pine

Decking is CCA treated to hazard class H3, which is a treatment against termites, woodborer attack and fungal decay, suitable for exterior, above ground applications thickness available 22mm or 32mm x108mm x1,8  –  4,8m’s 



Saligna is a light to dark coloured Eucalypt. It is heavy, hard, with a course, even texture, reasonably easy to work but difficult to dry. The drt timber finishes well and takes all types of stains and paints.

Rhodesian Teak Wood at NL Timber and Hardware Stilbaai

Rhodesian Teak

Baikiaea plurijuga, known as African teak, Mukusi, Rhodesian teak, Zambian teak or Zambesi redwood, is a species of Afrotropical tree from the legume family, the Fabaceae from southern Africa.



Is a Malaysian hardwood timber, light brown in its natural form. … Our decking is machined from kiln-dried timber and with proper care this very durable and suitable for use as exterior decking. Following correct installation and periodic maintenance, Balau should provide a very long-lasting, beautiful surface.



Is sometimes known as “Brazilian Ash” or a “Brazilian Hardwood”. Garapa is a high-density, highly durable hardwood species that is ideal for use in exterior structures including decks, wood siding, wood rainscreen and more. Garapa’s beautiful golden tones will enhance your project with a warm, natural look.

Pacific Jarra

Pacific Jarra

Pacific Jarrah gives you everything you want in a timber deck. It is tough, strong, hard, and heavy. Once it is in place, you get a solid timber deck that will give you years and years of service. It is extremely resistant to bacteria, fungi, and termites.

Scroll to Top
Need something?