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.
Its specifications makes of cedar a versatile timber. The size of some logs gives interesting dimensions. The high numbers of knots gives the boards a certain character, but they are sound and not loose what allows a good machining of KD timber.
Physical properties are close to those of Douglas, but with a higher durability and a greater stability. Slightly more "Breakable", this has to be considered by dimensioning structural beams.
Cedar of Labanon is a noble timber used for joiney / furnitures or interior decoration purposes, when Atlas cedar,with larger availability, suits external cladding jobs.
People appreciate its typical smell signature, which helps to chase mites.