Dressed Hardwood


Dressed hardwood” refers to hardwood timber that has been processed to achieve a smooth and uniform finish on all four sides through a planing or machining process. Here are the key characteristics and uses of dressed hardwoods:

  1. Surface Finish: It has been planed or machined to remove rough surfaces, imperfections, and sharp edges. This results in a smooth and polished appearance that enhances the natural grain and colour of the wood.
  2. Dimensional Accuracy: The planning process ensures that it has precise dimensions and straight edges, making it easier to work with and fit together during construction or woodworking projects.
  3. Versatility: It is versatile and can be used for a wide range of interior and exterior applications. It is commonly used for flooring, decking, cladding, joinery, furniture, cabinetry, and architectural trim.
  4. Species Variety: It is available in various hardwood species, each with its unique grain pattern, colour, and hardness. Common hardwood species used for dressed timber include oak, maple, mahogany, cherry, walnut, and many others.