Sydenhams stock and also import large volumes of sawn joinery softwoods, principally from Scandinavia with a selected range from Europe. These high quality, slow grown timbers are ideal for planing and machining for which they have a vast number of end uses.
We ensure our sawn joinery is sourced from mills that have a long standing reputation for quality, this means the mills will provide material that is consistently graded in order to maintain our reputation for quality. This is very important when supplying joinery in its sawn state.
Below you will see more information about the different grades available from us, you will also see the stock sizes available. Here at Sydenhams, we can mill timber to your own individual requirements, contact your local branch to discuss your sawn joinery needs.
Quality grades for sawn joinery :
Unsorted Joinery (Premium Grade)
This is the best quality joinery timber, where the lower grades have been removed (sorted). Unsorted Joinery is mainly used where the visible finish is of paramount importance, such as doors, windows or stairs. Unsorted is also used for skirtings, architraves and other internal mouldings where a high quality finish is essential.
Unsorted Joinery has a low knot content, straight grain and a smooth finish.
5th Grade (Standard Grade)
This is the next grade, a more multi purpose grade, which has a huge variety of uses. The bulk of Sydenhams PSE and mouldings are machined from 5th Grade. 5th Grade is typically used for Cladding, Flooring, Skirting, Architraves, Dado Rail and many others.
5th Grade Joinery still maintains the smooth finish of unsorted but has a slightly higher knot content.
6th Grade (Contract Grade)
The lowest grade that we import which has larger knots and more defects. It is used for packaging materials and disposable pallets. 6th Grade can also be used for some claddings, and furniture manufacture where the defects add to the features of the furniture.
6th Grade Joinery has a higher knot content than unsorted, with the grain not always straight.
Centre Free Green Split Joinery
Centre Free Green Split Joinery cuts out the centre of the tree before Kilning thus reducing defects even further for specialist trades.
Redwood / Whitewood
The majority of Sydenhams Sawn Joinery is Redwood, some of the larger sizes are Whitewood.
This is suitable for stairs and other applications where wide timber is required.
| Thickness : ||19mm ||25mm ||32mm ||38mm ||50mm ||63mm ||75mm ||100mm |
| Width : ||100mm ||75mm ||100mm ||100mm ||100mm ||100mm ||100mm ||100mm |
| ||125mm ||100mm ||115mm ||125mm ||125mm ||125mm ||125mm ||125mm |
| ||150mm ||125mm ||125mm ||150mm ||150mm ||150mm ||150mm ||150mm |
| ||175mm* ||175mm ||150mm ||175mm ||175mm ||175mm ||175mm ||175mm |
| ||200mm* |
|200mm ||175mm ||200mm ||200mm ||200mm ||200mm ||200mm |
|250mm* ||200mm ||225mm ||225mm ||225mm ||225mm || 225mm |
|275mm* ||225mm ||250mm* || |
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The majority of sawn joinery is Redwood, any size marked with a '*' is Whitewood