French Robinia allso called false acacia is a thorny timber which is not growed in plantations. It use to be considered as an invasive variety, before its become one of the greatest timber for outdoor layout works. This is the most sustainable french timber.
Beech is the most common hardwood timber in France after oak. this timber shows a fine, straight grain . I light color varies from whithe grey to light pink, with possible red pith. After steaming he gets an homogeneous color. Beech is used a lot to manufacture furnitures, and for building projects thanks a higher fire resistance.
Poplar is a timber with light color, from white to grey. Wood is soft and light, and shows a fine grain with satiny aspect. After beeing heated to high temperature (without chemical treatment) hi will get a very high durability and stabilité. his color will change to brown.
between 420 and 480 Kg/m3
very soft wood
Class of use
class 1, comparable to class 4 if high temperature treated
Douglas, also called Oregon pine, is a softwood which is to be found in Vosges mountains, Massif central (centre of France) and also in Brittany and Limousin (Limoges area). This light pink colored timber has very good mechanical characteristics. Excepted sapwood, this is a very durable timber.
Red cedar is a canadian timber, which is mostly used for outdoor purposes, whithout any treatment. Colour changes then to grey with silver reflects. Cedar is liked in grade 2 due to low knots presence and its good stability