Product Range > Timber Species > Tasmanian Oak
Tassie Oak or Tasmanian Oak is not a species. It is the trade name for a mixture of two or more species from a group of about 8 species with similar appearance and features. The main species included are Mountain Ash, Alpine Ash and Messmate.
Warm, dense and resilient, Tasmanian Oak is the preferred hardwood for a wide range of applications. It works extremely well and produces an excellent finish.
Tasmanian Oak is light in colour, varying from straw to reddish brown with intermediate shades of cream to pink. It is recognised for its excellent staining qualities, which allow ready matching with other timbers, finishes or furnishings.
Timber of choice for the flooring at the Melbourne Sports and Acquatic Centre, Albert Park.
Tasmanian Oak flooring was chosen for the bulk of the project. It was used in the eight basketball courts area, in the large badminton courts area and in the gymnasiums. It was chosen because: there was significant precedence for its use; it was available in large quantity with reasonable consistency; and could be supplied economically.
Origin: Generally Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.
Common uses: Flooring, joinery, furniture, general construction.
It can be used in all forms of construction as scantlings, paneling and flooring, and can be glue-laminated to cover long spans. Veneers, plywood and engineered products are also available.
Ref: www.timber.net.au and www.tastimber.tas.gov.au