Merbau Timber Suppliers

Discover the timeless beauty and unmatched quality of merbau timber with Gowan Lea Timbers!

Merbau Timber Suppliers Sunshine Coast & Brisbane

Your Local Merbau Timber Experts

Also known as Kwila timber, Merbau is a magnificent hardwood species renowned for its remarkable strength and durability. Merbau timber has quickly become a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor applications across Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

With years of experience and a reputation built on providing superior service and quality materials, Gowan Lea Timbers are proud to offer an extensive range of premium Merbau timber products. Whether you’re planning a residential, commercial, or outdoor construction project, our selection Merbau timber supplies is ideal for bringing your vision to life!

Experience the unmatched beauty and durability of Merbau timber for yourself. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our products and how they can elevate your next project.

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Timeless Elegance With Kwila Timber

Merbau’s exceptional strength and natural durability make it a versatile choice for a wide range of applications. Here are just a few ways you can incorporate Merbau into your projects:

Have a project in mind, but not sure which timber is the right fit? Let us help you bring your vision to life. Contact us today, and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect timber for your project!

Timber Expertise For Every Project

Discover the Difference

As a family-owned and operated timber yard with over 25 years of experience, Gowan Lea Timbers understand the importance of quality and reliability in every project. We have proudly provided timber for a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

When you choose us, you’re not just getting high-quality Merbau timber supplies– you’re getting the expertise and dedication of a team committed to providing you with the best hardwood materials for your next project. From selecting the perfect Merbau timber to offering valuable knowledge and insights, we’re here to ensure you get the most out of your investment.

Trust in our experience, expertise, and commitment to quality. Choose us for your timber needs and experience the difference that sets us apart from the rest.

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The Benefits Of Merbau Timber

Why Choose Merbau Timber Supplies?

Strength and Workability

Merbau timber is renowned for its incredible strength and workability. It is easy to saw through and manipulate, requiring minimal strain during planning and laying. This makes it a preferred choice for general construction, and large commercial projects alike. 

Ideal for Outdoor Use

Classified as a class 1 wood, Merbau timber is exceptionally well-suited for outdoor applications. Its stability and low shrinkage/ expansion rate make it perfect for decking boards and outdoor furniture, ensuring durability and longevity even in harsh weather conditions.

Degree of Fire Resistance

Merbau timber boasts a level of fire resistance, making it a safe choice for areas prone to bushfires. Its ability to resist catching fire easily adds an extra layer of safety and peace of mind, particularly in the Australian climate.

Unique Style

Merbau timber is celebrated for its coarse but even texture and distinctive, interlocking grain pattern. When freshly cut, it is an orange-brown that will weather to a dark reddish-brown. Its sapwood offers a striking contrast, ranging from light yellow to ivory white. These unique tones and patterns can be further enhanced and customised with various oils, allowing you to achieve your desired style and aesthetic effortlessly.

*It also has small yellow mineral deposits that are water-soluble and prone to bleeding.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Merbau timber is a durable and versatile construction material that can be used for an extensive range of projects, including:

  • Structures and panels
  • Exterior joinery such as cladding, windows, doors, shutters and more
  • Carpentry and interior fittings
  • Flooring
  • Decks and stairs
  • Musical instruments 
  • bridge building

Merbau timber can be painted and oiled, but the choice depends on the condition of the timber, desired finish and level of maintenance you’re comfortable with.

  • Oiling: This is the more common choice for Merbau and new timber often comes pre-oiled. Oil penetrates the wood, enhancing its natural beauty and providing protection from moisture, UV rays, and mildew. Penetrating oil doesn’t form a surface layer so it weathers naturally over time requiring reapplication every few years.
  • Painting: While possible, painting Merbau requires more prep work and is best done on un-treated timber. Due to natural oils and tannins in Merbau, you’ll need to ensure a good bond by removing surface oils and using a stain blocker primer to prevent the wood colour from bleeding through lighter paints. Paint provides a more opaque finish and a wider range of colours but requires more frequent maintenance as the paint layer can crack, peel, or chip.

Merbau timber has a beautiful warm colour that can vary depending on its age and exposure:

Freshly cut has an orange-golden brown colour and will age to a darker reddish-brown. There’s also some variation within the wood itself. The core of the tree (heartwood) features rich brown tones, whereas the sapwood can be a paler yellow-orange. 

Yes,  our timber is sourced sustainably. We prioritise the use of responsibly managed forests and engage with suppliers who adhere to sustainable forestry practices.

By doing so, we ensure that our timber products meet environmental standards, minimise negative impacts on ecosystems, and support the long-term health of forests. Rest assured, we are committed to providing sustainable timber supplies to our customers. 

When deciding between traditional timber and composite timber for your project, several factors come into play. Traditional timber offers a natural and authentic aesthetic, while composite timber provides enhanced durability and resistance to environmental elements.

Consider your project’s specific requirements, such as desired appearance, maintenance needs, longevity, and budget, to make the best choice. We can assist you in evaluating these factors to determine which option suits your project best. 

Choosing the right timber for your project involves a number of considerations. Start by assessing the project’s location, climate conditions, and intended use of the timber.

Factors like strength, durability, resistance to pests and decay, and maintenance requirements should also be considered.

Our experienced team can guide you through the timber selection process, considering your project’s specific needs, and recommend the most suitable timber options available. 

Protecting timber from pests and decay is essential to ensure its longevity. Proper timber treatment, such as applying preservatives, can safeguard against insect infestation and fungal decay. Additionally, regular maintenance, including sealing, staining, or painting, creates a protective barrier and enhances timber’s durability.

If you are looking for additional advice, our team can provide expert advice on timber protection methods suitable for your timber materials. 

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Have you got a question about our range of high quality timber products? Get in touch with the team at Gowan Lea Timbers today – we have the knowledge and experience to help you make the right choices for your timber needs.

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